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

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

How to Ensure you’re Buying Ethical Diamonds & Jewellery

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Cut, Colour, Carat… Clear Conscience? Giving or receiving jewellery is often part of important celebrations and significant milestones like weddings, engagements, birthdays, or anniversaries. Besides being a beautiful gift, these pieces can express love, commitment, and many other meaningful things. Unfortunately though, the reality … more

Green Lisbon

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We recent went on a wonderful trip to Lisbon. This was our first time visiting Portugal and much of what we experienced was from suggestions – thanks to everyone who recommended places! As we visited in mid-February we only saw a fraction of the … 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

Green Barcelona

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Barcelona was at the top of the list of places that I wanted to visit while we are living in Europe, so I was thrilled when we were finally able to go last month. It’s not only a gorgeous city with beautiful parks, little … more

Why I’m Not Zero Waste

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I’m all for reducing waste, and I think that lowering your impact and waste is an important part of living sustainably. I also make a habit of sharing low/zero waste products and solutions. However, I can’t see myself adopting a zero waste/plastic-free lifestyle with … more

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