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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

Zero Waste, September through December

How is it September already? If there is a month that sneaks up on you, it would be September. September signals the end of summer, and whether you mourn the end of long, warm days, or celebrate the return of the school year, one thing is for sure: September is the beginning of a lot. A lot of holidays. A lot of family gatherings. A lot of stuff. This post is to get you ready… Read More »Zero Waste, September through December

Navigating the Green Rabbit Hole

I haven’t really been on this “eco journey” very long, and yet it feels like forever. Most people don’t have a formal start date, it just begins with an interest in leaving the world a better place than you found it. For some it grows into certain habits, for others it truly becomes a lifestyle. For myself, well, it lead me to the Earth Mamas. We have officially been working together for 8 months. It… Read More »Navigating the Green Rabbit Hole

Kitchen Swaps, 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Waste in your Kitchen

Home is where the heart is and the kitchen is the heart of the home.  I would agree with that!   The kitchen is where we gather at least 2-3 times a day with family and friends.  Where will start our days and end our days. Where we rush to get something on the table and rush to get out the door, sit and eat for hours with the whole family, linger to chat with an… Read More »Kitchen Swaps, 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Waste in your Kitchen

Avoid Greenwashing, Support Sustainable Companies

A few years back (2014), I was eating with some new friends, talking about environmental impact. I said my husband and I chose to drive a Prius to lessen our impact, and my friend responded, “You know their batteries cause a lot of environmental damage. It might not be a better choice.” What? I was incredulous. How is this possible? Some website searching later, I found out that hybrid batteries, made of lead acid, can… Read More »Avoid Greenwashing, Support Sustainable Companies