Favorite Plant-Based Recipes Perfect for the Holidays

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A wonderful way to lower the footprint of your holiday meal is making it more plant-based. While a fully vegan Christmas dinner is fantastic, if that won’t work for you or your family then incorporating some more plant-based dishes can still have a significant impact. Many classic holiday dishes can … more

25 Sustainable & Ethical Gift Ideas for Everyone on your List

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The annual green gift guide is here! As always I’ve compiled a variety of sustainable gift ideas so you can not only give thoughtful presents, but also have a lighter impact on the planet. There are options for everyone – kids, women, men, friends, family, environmentalists, minimalists, vegans, zero-wasters, and … more

How to Throw a Zero Waste, Socially Distanced Party

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If you look up anything about having a socially distant, covid-safe party, there’s plastic everywhere. So when planning a small gathering for my daughter’s birthday I wanted to see if I could keep it plastic free. Here’s what I learned and some tips for hosting a safe, socially distanced, and … 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, and marketing tells us the bigger … 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 day. I’ve tried quite a few … more

Minimalist 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 put them in a jar with … more

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

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What do you do if you’re trying to live sustainably or minimally but your family or friends love giving presents? This can be a difficult topic and conversation to have. Gift giving a certain way can become a tradition for families and people generally aren’t happy with change – especially … more

Our Green Wedding

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Some of the things we did to try and cut down on the environmental impact of our wedding 4 years ago and also a few things I would do differently now.   A change I would make is sending digital invitations, you can save paper, energy, and also money! I … more