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No New Clothes For A Year

A year ago, I made a big, audacious promise, to not buy any new clothes for a whole year. I was propelled to make this promise because I had just been reunited with my clothes after six months of separation. They were in a shipping container for half a year, and I had gotten through those six months without hardship. I wrote about that experience and lessons learned in my post Living Through 3 Seasons… Read More »No New Clothes For A Year

A bus driving in the Mountains

Understanding the Big Picture: A Sustainable Field Trip

Raised on a farm in rural Montana, I’ve always had an appreciation for the hard work that goes into growing food.  It also put me in close proximity to the alarming consequences of misused arable land.  After college, I joined the Peace Corps and continued to learn about the global and social issues that affect every nation.  I quickly realized that I was most effective as a change-maker when I was in the classroom inspiring… Read More »Understanding the Big Picture: A Sustainable Field Trip

Sustainable Ways to Dress your Bump

In a world that revolves around fast fashion it can seem “revolutionary” not to participate. My Facebook and Instagram are currently littered with maternity clothing advertisements. Each one at shamefully low prices with captions such as “save 20% on cute tees”. They are stylish and affordable, but all fast fashion comes with a hidden cost. The documentary The True Cost breaks down the environmental toll and human rights violations created by the fast fashion industry.… Read More »Sustainable Ways to Dress your Bump

Earth Mama 2020 Eco Goals

As Earth Mamas we have chosen to make goals instead of resolutions. Resolutions feel very absolute and sometimes discouraging if you make a mistake or get slightly off track. Sustainable living isn’t always easy and no one is perfect at it so we need to allow ourselves room for error and growth as we continue to work at reducing our environmental impact. Goals feel more achievable, something you can work towards and reassess if you… Read More »Earth Mama 2020 Eco Goals

Sustainable Phnom Penh

What do you think of when you hear Phnom Penh? Likely: But wait, that is not even Phnom Penh-it’s Siem Reap! Right country, wrong city.  When I moved to Phnom Penh just over a year ago I had no image at all in my mind. I had been to Siem Reap, but all I knew was that everyone told me “It’s totally different!” and it is. I knew that moving to a developing country would… Read More »Sustainable Phnom Penh