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10 Simple Changes To Go Green Now!

There’s been a resurgence in the environmental movement, and now we have easy access to many ways to go green. Here are some simple changes you can make right now to start going green! 1. Shop at a local co-op or farmer’s market Not only do you get to support your local farmers, you can avoid pre-packaged foods. 2. Replace your plastic  ...

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Environment

The Atrocity of Recycling

Plastic is everywhere. There’s no denying that. Unless you’re a hermit living completely off the land, there is no avoiding plastic. Plastic bags and plastic bottles are obvious, but what about your cellphone, laptop, or credit card? It’s all plastic! Many people are proud of their recycling efforts, and I am as well. We treat  ...

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Environment

Valentine’s Day: An Ecological Heartbreak

Ah, February 14th. A day of love and excitement for some, and a day of total bleh for others. I am a proponent of platonic love, and so Valentine’s Day is a day where I can celebrate that in full blast. So, if you’re reading this, I love you! But alas, such a loving day has such a dark past. Not only does it have a dark past, but it’s  ...

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Environment

Making a Difference One Email at a Time

Every dollar is a vote. Corporations are driven by their desire to make money—your money. So why let your money continue to support companies that don’t care about the environment? Emails are a great way to show companies what their customers want. Sometimes, companies don’t consider the ecological footprint of their product simply because  ...

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Swapping Out: Zero Waste Kitchen

Cut down waste in your kitchen by making these easy swaps! Remember to only swap things when you’ve run out of the product or when something breaks. Use what you have until you can’t anymore before purchasing or making something new. And when you do swap, try to repurpose the old items before recycling them or sending them to the landfill!  ...

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Mindfulness

Making Resolutions That Stick

Did you have a New Year’s resolution for this year? Did you achieve it? Did you try but at one point stop and then continued to live life as you did before? Did you try at all? Why is it that year after year we keep making resolutions to do things and then give up part way? Maybe, just maybe, we’re doing it wrong. For this new year, I challenge you to  ...

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Lifestyle

Last Minute DIY Gifts for Non-Crafty People

I don’t consider myself good at making things, crafting things was never my craft (hehehe). However, I’m pretty good at following instructions! If you’re like me, then simple and cheap DIYs are fantastic. My previous gift guide was for people who prefer to shop, so in contrast of that, here are some low waste gift ideas that you can  ...

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Lifestyle

Shopping Color: A Conscious Gift Guide

Year after year I struggle to figure out what to get people for the holidays. As someone who battles with rampant consumerism (really only recently, I am a reformed shopaholic), I generally lean towards handmade gifts. However, a craft fair caught my eye and I figured I would go support some local artists. My only condition was that I would only  ...

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