Step into any major grocery store chain or department store and the front shelves are lined with pink and red items. The majority of these are single use and heavily over packaged. Everything from candies and chocolates to teddy bears and plastic heart shaped rings and toys. Marketers never skip an opportunity to sell you something “holiday” themed. According to the World Resources Institute “North America did not embrace the holiday until Hallmark cards specialized… Read More »Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, V-day Can Be GREEN, Here’s What To Do…
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Did you know that average child’s birthday party can cost from $300 to 1,000’s of dollars? I am not what you call the crafty type or creative at ALL. So, when I started to think about my little boy turning two and his birthday party, thinking about having a less wasteful birthday party, actually lessened my stress. I knew I didn’t want to spend much and I wanted it to be less waste. The toughest… Read More »A Less Waste Kid’s Birthday Party
As the year is quickly wrapping up, I took some time to reflect on a small change I made for our planet during 2018. I started to become more conscious about how wasteful group celebrations can be. I started to try and make small changes to cut down on plastic and other unnecessary waste when hosting a party. Being an elementary school teacher means that I celebrate about 20 birthdays in my classroom each school… Read More »I Hate to Burst Your Balloon… But There Are Greener Ways To Celebrate
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without the tree, of course. They come in all shapes and sizes. From the small, “minimalist” charlie brown tree to the epic, towering giants full of sparkling bows and oversized ornaments. Whatever type of tree it may be, I think we can all agree, that it adds that little touch of magic to your home. I remember laying under our Christmas tree as a kid, with my sister,… Read More »Oh Christmas tree, how “green” is your tree?
I love Christmas. The smells, the songs, the cold weather (not here in Malaysia but whatever) and most importantly the memories of time spent with family. For me, unfortunately, it’s molded into something much more than this, literally. And when I say more, I mean stuff more. At times Christmas can feel like a competition. Which honestly, boils down to the who ends up with the most amount of gifts they will use for a… Read More »Rethinking Wrapping