30 Ideas for a Greener New Year

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

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

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 & Jewelry

Cut, Colour, Carat… Clear Conscience? Giving or receiving jewelry 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

Sustainable Travel in Lisbon

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

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 the New Year

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 year. Eco friendly resolution ideas: 1. Air dry your clothes to help them last longer and save … more

Plant Based Recipes for the Holidays

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

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

How to Talk to Friends & Family about No Gifts

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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