Tagged with be the change

A Step in the Right Direction

A Step in the Right Direction

I have found that my feelings of concern regarding wasteful consumption in our culture have been brushed aside with the notion that I’m the crazy one.  This has, in turn, overshadowed the potential for a more positive/productive perspective.  After a few months of reading about environmental visionaries whose actions are directly linked to a belief … Continue reading

Inspirational Blog: My Plastic Free Life

Inspirational Blog: My Plastic Free Life

Beth Terry, at My Plastic Free Life, proves that questioning the not-so-normal norms that surround us in our consumer-crazed culture actually can provide movement towards positive change.  After reading about her quest to consume consciously and watching her Ted Talk Video, I hope you gain some ideas regarding why we should reduce our use of … Continue reading

Bar Soap over Body Wash

Bar Soap over Body Wash

Lathering up with bar soap instead of body wash is a more eco-friendly choice, as it’s fairly obvious which of the two products leaves behind less waste.  Furthermore, you may be able to claim “locavore” status when buying bar soap, as more and more natural body products are popping up at farmer’s markets.  It’s usually … Continue reading

Alternative to Water Bottles

Alternative to Water Bottles

In an effort to minimize the use of water bottles, I highly recommend a quick and easy water purification system that my husband installed two years ago.   The PUR Faucet Water Filter costs around $30 to $40 and you simply screw the filter onto your sink faucet.  While living abroad this year, we have, however, … Continue reading

Reusing plastic bags

Reusing plastic bags

My husband and my inspiration to think a bit more about our waste and consumption stems from The Zero Waste Family.   I first read about this family’s ambitious pursuit in Sunset Magazine and also watched them on The Today Show.  If the Johnsons have been able to accomplish as much as they have in minimizing … Continue reading

Sustainable Fabrics

Sustainable Fabrics

I have been listening to a new podcast this week, Sustainable World Radio.  Jill Cloutier interviews innovative individuals who  wholeheartedly embrace eco-friendly living.  I just finished listening to Jill’s interview with the founder of the Fibershed Project. The woman who started this company, Rebecca, was inspired to create sustainable fabric after a trip she took to … Continue reading