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
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
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
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
Hi! Some of you might know that all of us Earth Mamas live in different places in the world. I am Erika Ugarte, a mexican currently living in Singapore. I have been living here for a year now and every time I talk to someone about Singapore they mention Semakau Landfill. Well, long story short, it was 1999 when the singporean government observed the problem of not having enough landfills to dump their trash and… Read More »Recycling? Should I do it? Am I doing it right?