How to Tell Good vs. Poor Quality Products

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One of the best ways to shop more sustainably is by buying good quality pieces. Not only will they last you longer and save the waste, energy, and resources needed to replace them, but even if you stop needing the item someone else can … more

“Green” Date Ideas 💚

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In celebration of Valentines Day, here are some eco-friendly ways to spend time with your special someone. Personally I much prefer spending time together than giving gifts, and not only are these great lower-impact dates but they also can be very affordable! Huge thank … more

30 Ideas for a Greener New Year

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Heading into a new year I always think it’s great to have a mix of goals/resolutions including personal, career, relationship, and also things you can do to reduce your impact. So here are some ideas of things you might want to try this new … more

Giving Quality Over Quantity

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Our consumerist society is amplified during the holidays and unfortunately it seems like consumption has become the focus of the season. Events require new outfits, festive-ness is measured by how many decorations you have, it seems like parties have to feature a Pinterest-worthy spread, … more

Why You Should Stop Using Fabric Softeners & Dryer Sheets

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Let’s cut right to it: you shouldn’t use fabric softeners. They’re bad for your clothes (especially athletic wear, which we’ll get into), your health, and the environment. It’s just not worth it! Fabric softeners became popular in the mid-1900s because the dyes, detergents, and … more

Watching the World Burn

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A couple weeks ago I experienced a forest fire. We were on a trip spending some time in the Okanagan which the night before had a huge lightning storm that started 20 fires in the area. There was a plume of smoke at the … more

Plastic Free July

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I’m doing the Plastic Free July challenge again! I’ve already talked about why I’m not zero waste, but I still think challenges can be a great way to learn and try out new things. Especially with our recent move back to Canada I’m excited … more

What Eco-Influencers Eat

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What is a sustainable diet? I’ve teamed up with other members of Ethical Writers & Creatives to share what we eat in a typical day and why. The video above ^ shows what I ate on a day of healthy, home-cooked meals. Morning My … more

30 Sustainable Resolutions for 2018

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Go green in 2018! Living sustainably is all about making small changes and continuing to learn and improve. Incorporate some sustainable goals into your new year’s resolutions for a more conscious 2018.   Eco friendly resolution ideas: 1. Air dry your clothes to help … more

Plant Based Recipes for the Holidays

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Reducing meat and animal products is a great way to be more sustainable during the holidays. These are 7 plant based food ideas which are both delicious and festive:   Mulled Wine A steaming glass of spicy mulled wine is perfect on a cold … more

DIY Sustainable Christmas Decorations

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This holiday season keep it green by using natural and re-purposed materials in your decorations. Here’s 5 easy DIY projects that are festive, minimalist, and sustainable. Wintery Branches You will need: branches jar salt string/yarn a fork scissors Find some nice looking branches and … more

Minimalism & Gift Giving – How to Talk to Friends & Family about Unwanted Gifts

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Are you trying to live sustainably or more minimalist but your family or friends love giving presents? This can be a difficult topic and conversation to have, but it’s worth it! You might get resistance at first but if you follow these suggestions most … more

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