The Ultimate Gift Guide for a Zero Waste Christmas

The Ultimate Gift Guide for a Zero Waste Christmas

I propose that this year, instead of giving gifts that the recipient may or may not keep for more than six months, let's give gifts that provide true fulfillment.  I've broken down my six favorite zero waste gift categories with some specific ideas, and enough variety to suit everyone on your shopping list this year.    

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The Next Time You Order Seafood, Think About This…

The Next Time You Order Seafood, Think About This…

Aquaculture (fish farming) has grown as a result of, and potentially a solution to the overfishing of wild fish populations.  Around 50% of the fish we consume is now farmed.  But is fish farming safe for the environment?  Is it good for our health?

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A Refreshing (and Sustainable!) Autumn Cocktail

A Refreshing (and Sustainable!) Autumn Cocktail

There are English Russet apples in abundance at my local green grocer right now, as well as ginger and fragrant rosemary.  They turned out to be delightful complements to my Black Cow vodka.  The Scrumper's Sling is light and refreshing, and infused with the subtle flavours of autumn.  

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Easy Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup for Lazy Winter Weeknights

Easy Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup for Lazy Winter Weeknights

Since my recent move to the UK and my subsequent endurance of the perpetually dreary weather here, I've noticed a significant increase in my desire for three things: sleep, baths, and soup.  I've never been too mad about soups in general, and have rarely ever made them at home, but they are the perfect comfort food for a rainy weekday evening.  

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Bulk Market, London: A Zero Waste Oasis in the Big City

Bulk Market, London: A Zero Waste Oasis in the Big City

When I saw a Facebook post about a zero waste pop-up shop opening in London, I got really excited, as London is only two hours away from Manchester by train.  I happened to have reason to go to London this past week, so I decided to pay a visit to this Bulk Market I’d read so much about. 

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Bicycle Commuting De-Mystified: How to Choose Your Ride

Bicycle Commuting De-Mystified: How to Choose Your Ride

I now have half a decade of bike commuting under my belt, but there are a few things I've figured out over the years that I wish someone had explained to me when I first began.  There’s a lot to consider when it comes to cycling, and a lot of options when it comes to gear and clothing, but for today I’ll just talk about the most essential element of bike commuting: the bicycle itself.  

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Reduce Your Impact Today - A Quick Start Guide

Reduce Your Impact Today - A Quick Start Guide

So you've decided that you want to start transforming your lifestyle.  You want less clutter, less waste, and more beauty in your day-to-day.  You feel awesome for having arrived at this decision, and excited to begin.  But you're also overwhelmed by the amount of work and conscious effort it's going to take to achieve it.  Where do you even start?  

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When You Want To Go Camping But Don't Know How

When You Want To Go Camping But Don't Know How

For many years of my adult life, I was really into the idea of camping, but I never actually went camping, likely because the thought of gathering all the necessary gear and planning for a camping trip was too overwhelming.  What will I do about food?  How do you even pitch a tent anyway?  Will bears eat me in my sleep?  Do I have to poop in the woods? 

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10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Self-Care Into Your Day

10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Self-Care Into Your Day

What if we were to take just 20 minutes out of our busy days to treat ourselves with some R&R? How might that help us to manage our anxiety?  Here are a few self-care ideas that you can accomplish in 20 minutes or less, that might help you to settle down and recharge.

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Not All Farming Is Created Equal

Not All Farming Is Created Equal

My beautiful farmer friend wrote me an email with a whole lot of information relevant to my current quest for the right balance in my food choices, and the unique perspective of someone who spends every single day in the dedicated service of the animals in her care.

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