Annie's Sustainable Journey RSS

Pick a Straw!

Pick a straw, any straw! Well should you really pick any straw? You’ve probably already heard about how bad plastic straws are for our environment, but there are so many reusable straws available on the market, it can be hard to choose! To make it easy, I thought I’d break down why you should avoid using plastic and the variety of reusable straws that you can find.    Why are Plastic Straws so Bad?  A few years ago, a video of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose went viral on the internet. This video sparked the conversation of avoiding, even banning, the use of plastic straws. However, not using plastic straws goes beyond “saving the turtles”....

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Sustainable Fashion

Did you know that the fashion industry is one of the major contributors to pollution, landfill waste and water consumption? That’s crazy, considering that we wear clothes every single day. However, in an effort to live a more sustainable lifestyle, there are a few simple ways to avoid contributing to the negative environmental effects of the fashion industry:  Look at the Tags Cotton, polyester, nylon- oh my! You’ve probably heard of these common materials, but do you know where they come from? Here’s a quick breakdown of what the most sustainable and unsustainable materials are:  It’s best to purchase clothes made from all natural materials such as: cotton, hemp, cashmere, wool, silk and linen. These materials are manufactured organically, without...

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Three Steps to Packing Sustainably

Annie gives us her top three ways to travel sustainably! Whether you're planning a week long getaway or a quick spontaneous trip - check out how you can cut down your waste while still enjoying your vacation!

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Plant Power!: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

So, after 10 years of being a plant-based, what have I learned? And why should you consider making the switch?  Annie fills us in on how and why she started her plant based journey! Her energy and personality in her blogs have you wanting more and learning a lot! Enjoy!

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