When the new Canada Food Guide was released, it seemed to be everywhere. Everyone sharing it on social media and all over the news, I even noticed it hit international news with an article in BBC news. Why is this new food guide such a “hot” topic? What about it seems to be fuelling conversations all over Canada and worldwide? Canada Food Guide The new food guide is now represented by a plate as opposed… Read More »Greening up your Menu, How to Eat More Plant Based in 5 easy Steps!
As women who have all moved abroad at least once in our lifetime, each of us has experienced that act of tidying up on a full home scale. We have gone through the process of completely emptying our home, deciding which items were necessary or “brought joy” and which could be left behind. We have experienced the incredibly freeing feeling of releasing so much STUFF from our lives and starting out fresh in a new-clutter… Read More »Lessening the Environmental Toll of “Tidying Up”
What are you carrying in your bag? This is a question I am often asked. As a mom, it is not easy to carry everything that you might need for your kids and for yourself. Of course if you want to live a zero waste life there are a few necessities that you should carry in your bag to help you. As I said before, it is all about celebrating your small successes and planning… Read More »What is in My Zero Waste Bag
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
Guest Writer: Melinda K. MacKenzie – Kindergarten Teacher @ International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) Convenience is defined as “being easy.”1 I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this word and how it’s influenced us to have incredibly entitled expectations in our lives. Our society praises, promotes and has brainwashed us with convenience, and with no regard for its future impact or environmental effects.I can’t help but wonder, why aren’t more people thinking about… Read More »Ditching Convenience How can we promote a less convenient life?