Low Waste Flying
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My husband Ben has a job that requires him to fly often. He was getting frustrated by all the plastic generated on his trips, so there are some things he decided to bring on his trips to reduce the amount of plastic waste created when flying: A cup/bottle – plastic … more

Hygge Holiday in Belgium
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Ben and I recently planned a little trip to the country. We wanted to relax, spend time hiking and walking in nature, cook meals together, and just enjoy time away from the city. We stayed in this beautifully renovated barn on a Belgian farm and it couldn’t have been a … more

Is it Inauthentic to Edit your Photos?
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There are always discussions around the “fakeness” of social media and Instagram – how it’s made up of perfectly composed images that crop out the ugly parts, people doing something just “for the gram”, only showing all the best parts of your life, and editing/photoshop. I totally understand this; obviously … more

Low Waste Bathroom Swaps
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Some of the changes I’ve made to reduce waste with my care and hygiene products. I now use: Bamboo toothbrush Toothpaste tabs Concentrated mouthwash – you use a few drops in water Menstrual cup – Read my post about switching to a menstrual cup Washable menstrual pads – I have a … more

Green Köln
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I’ve lived in Cologne, Germany for the last couple years. It’s not really a big travel destination unless you’re coming to see the Dom or for Karneval but it has some great places for conscious fashion and veg food! Here are some of my favourites: Shopping Fairfitters – Lovely store with lots … more

Menstrual Cups are a Period-Changer
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I’m late to the menstrual cup game; I had heard about them for quite a while before I actually tried one out. It’s too bad I waited so long, though, because I’m never going back!   Why I love using a menstrual cup: 1. The biggest personal benefit for me … more

How to Carbon Offset your Travel
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We know that transportation has a large environmental impact, but it can also be very difficult to avoid. Flying is especially bad (although there are ways to fly better) and one way to help compensate for your CO2 emissions is through carbon offsetting.   How to Carbon Offset Find an … more

What’s in my Beach Bag
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  My beach/pool essentials: – Sunscreen is a must. I’m currently using Eco Cosmetics SPF 30, which is an okay sunscreen. But the ingredients aren’t the best compared to other eco-friendly sunscreens, and it I don’t like the feeling of it on – it’s kind of sticky, though I prefer that … more

5 Product, 5 Minute Makeup
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(This post contains affiliate links, for more info see disclosure policy)   It’s summer so I try to keep my makeup light and natural, also including sun protection. This is the super quick and easy makeup look I’ve been wearing most days using green, versatile products. It also is perfect for … more

Guilt & Judgement Doesn’t Help
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I think the idea of being “perfect” with ethical and environmental movements can actually be damaging to getting others involved. Guilt and judgement often doesn’t motivate people, it makes them defensive and can actually strengthen their position. There unfortunately can be a lot of toxicity in online communities and personal … more

Green Berlin
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In January I traveled to Berlin to attend the Ethical Fashion Show and GreenShowroom and while I was there had some time to also check out some eco fashion stores and vegan restaurants in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg area. We stayed at a “biohotel” called the Almodóvar which incorporates sustainability in so much … more

Questions To Ask Before Buying New Clothes
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To go along with my video about 5 things I no longer buy, these are some questions I’ve found helpful and are good to ask yourself before buying a new garment:   When/where will I wear this? Clothes should fit your lifestyle, only buy pieces you know you’ll actually wear. … more

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