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
As a new parent, or a parent at all, it can be tempting to get the latest and greatest of every toy out there. Or, if you are like me, you don’t want the latest and greatest but maybe just a variety as well as what you might think they really need in order to be a “well balance kid”. Maybe it’s something educational or an instrument or we can’t forget, something that supports those… Read More »Repurposing to Make Your Own Water Table
Spoiler Alert: No need for the baby bathtub on your shower registry! Reusing regular household items will save you from buying a short-lived plastic item. Looking to conserve water and save money on water bills? Skipping adult-sized bathtub usage with your baby will reduce your water usage and save a precious resource. Reuse People will insist you need new things for your child. The problem is these new things come from the Earth’s resources, and… Read More »Eco-conscious Baby Baths
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?
Zero waste has become trendy… and I am happy about that… but, what is zero waste? The Zero Waste International Alliance defines it as a lifestyle more than a destination, on their website they state “Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero… Read More »My step by step guide to start zero waste