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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

Eco Home Renovations

I realize this post is only applicable to a certain audience: DIYers looking to renovate. That said, it is something my family worked really hard at and I thought it would be worth a share! Hopefully, if nothing else I can plant a seed for your own future projects and how you could do so more sustainably. Home renovations come at a huge cost to both the renovator and the planet. Think about all the… Read More »Eco Home Renovations

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 More »20 Tips to an Eco-friendly Summer