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20 Tips to an Eco-friendly Summer

This winter felt eternal. Every time the weather would get sunnier or warmer, a few days down the weather forecast was gray and cold. I think the whole Northern Hemisphere is ready to get outside, get in the sun, and get together with loved ones. Every family has their sacred summer traditions: whether it be a beach vacation, a backyard barbeque, or just sitting in the backyard next to a pool. Without them, it just… Read More20 Tips to an Eco-friendly Summer »

Youth Voice: The Real Change Makers

“Great changes in the destiny of mankind can be effected only in the minds of little children.” — Sir Herbert Read Children are our future!   I’m sure you’ve heard this before? Maybe in a speech, a song or a motivational quote on instagram. This rang especially true to me this Sunday when I took part in a march/protest for clean air in Monterrey, Mexico called Yo Respiro MTY. A previous blog post on Earth… Read MoreYouth Voice: The Real Change Makers »

“Food waste” recipes

One average Sunday, my husband and I were doing the food prep for the week. The usual clean-up of veggies, separating the parts we cooked with (kale leaves, beetroots, pepper outsides, herb leaves) from the parts we didn’t use (kale stems, beet leaves, pepper innards, herb stems, and tons of peels). Doing all the prep at once made it very clear that we were creating a lot of food waste, and that didn’t sit well… Read More“Food waste” recipes »

Living Through 3 Seasons on 1 Suitcase

My husband, 1 year old baby, and I moved from Malaysia to Mexico in the summer of 2018. We traveled by airplane, but our household goods traveled by boat. We sold all our electronics, gifted most of our baby implements, and donated a ton of clothes. Even with all this purging, we managed to fill a 17.5 cubic shipment container with furniture, kitchen implements, and clothes. And to be specific, clothes means my clothes. My… Read MoreLiving Through 3 Seasons on 1 Suitcase »

Eco-conscious Baby Baths

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 MoreEco-conscious Baby Baths »