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21 Sustainable Resolutions

I’m sure we can all agree that 2020 was not the easiest year for everyone, including our planet. But, the start of the New Year always seems to bring a new mentality and a sense of a fresh start. As you set your goals for this upcoming year, add a few sustainably-focused initiatives to your list!  Here are 21 eco-friendly resolution ideas that you can incorporate into your daily routine throughout 2021!   Zero Waste Shower  Replace the plastic bottles with a shampoo and conditioner bar and make the switch to a stainless steel razor to create a zero waste shower routine.  Composting  Research and inquire about your cities’ composting program! For a small monthly fee, you are able to drop...

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Go Green Gift Wrapping!

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer! Personally, this is my favorite time of the year. I love the fresh snowfalls, baking cookies and crafting some homemade gifts to give to loved ones.   Despite all of the cheer, this season brings a lot of plastic and waste. Between Thanksgiving and New Years, Americans will throw away 25% more trash. However, there are a few easy ways to avoid the plastic and wasteful paper. Here are a few sustainable wrapping ideas to implement during this gift giving season!  Reuse Boxes                                     Okay, this one may seem pretty straightforward, but it’s always a good reminder! Save the...

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Don’t Sweat the Switch!

Deodorant tends to be one of those personal hygiene products where you buy whatever smells nice from a brand who advertised with your favorite celebrity. At least that’s what my thought process was when buying deodorant at the store.  However, when I started to experience skin irritation in my underarms, I realized I needed to think about what my deodorant was made of and what was causing my skin to react. Not to mention, commercial deodorant contributes to a lot of single-use plastic that I really wanted to eliminate out of my lifestyle. So, I started to research sustainable and natural alternatives to my everyday deodorant. Here’s just a piece of what I learned:  Say No to Unwanted Ingredients   Have...

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Sustainable Fall Decor

It’s mid-October and fall is in full bloom! The change of the season ignites the desire to decorate for the upcoming holidays. Although holiday decorations contribute to plastic pollution and waste, there are many ways to stay sustainable while getting festive! Here are a few ideas to creating eco-friendly holiday decor: Pumpkins  When I think of Halloween, I think of pumpkins. With so many varieties, pumpkins are the easiest way to decorate a space. Carving pumpkins are also a great activity to do with friends and family. But what about all of the food waste produced by pumpkins? Here’s some easy ways to turn pumpkins into purpose before composting:  Roast those seeds! Save, bake and season the seeds to create...

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