7 Zero Waste Solutions for your Personal Care Routine

You may or may not have noticed that I am extremely tardy on my “Zero Waste Baby Steps” update for last month… as in, I never posted anything. But as life would have it, it is suddenly the end of another month, so let’s get on with it! In May I ended up finally finding […]

Zero Waste Giveaway!

I’m excited to partner with Brush with Bamboo, Bee’s Wrap, and five of my favorite zero-waste bloggers: Inge from GRuNISH Kara from Kara goes green Stephanie from Waste-free PhD Andrea from Near-O-Waste Kimberly from zanygreenquest to offer a fun little giveaway! Four people will win a 4-pack of bamboo toothbrushes (Value $19.99 each, Product details) […]

Zero Waste Baby Steps: Month 4

I’ve been baby stepping my way to “zero waste” for four months now. The first three months I was highly motivated and made all these changes and did all this stuff (below I link to posts detailing each month, if you’re interested), and in the fourth month, life happened. Namely, the car needed a lengthy […]

Zero Waste Baby Steps: Month 3

Writing a monthly overview of my zero wasting has me a little twitchy because it drives home how quickly time is flying. Absolutely flying, I tell you.  For my “month three” zero waste summary I present to you, my trash bag for the month of March: That’s right my friends. I saved my trash from […]

Zero Waste Baby Steps: Month 2

Photo credit: Photo by MyDoorSign.com, Flickr creative commons, edited 2015.  And just like that, another month is in the books. Dear Time, you can slow down a little bit. But anyway, zero waste. I have now officially made it two months into my zero waste journey (read my goals here and my first month’s experience […]

Zero Waste Baby Steps: Month 1

Photo credit: Photo by MyDoorSign.com, Flickr creative commons, edited 2014. The goal: Minimize our possessions and trash output. Since I’m slowly baby stepping my way to a life of less stuff and less trash, I thought I’d document my monthly progress and challenges. During January I spent a lot of time getting setup. Here’s what […]

My Zero Waste Goals for 2015

Photo credit: Photo by MyDoorSign.com, Flickr creative commons, edited 2014. I dream of nothing. No, really. Nothing. Ever since I read Zero Waste Home a while back, I’ve been longing for freedom from my stuff. And my trash. Here’s the deal. My time is valuable. I want to spend it doing things with my family, […]

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Even though I haven’t written about it lately, we’re still plugging along with the Local Bite Challenge, and it’s getting so much easier now that we’re used to it. One unexpected side effect of eating very local has been the dramatic reduction in the quantity of garbage we generate. Most food from the Farmer’s market […]

Cheap, Filtered Drinking Water {Waste-Free}

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, Steven Depolo, Edited 2014 We currently get our drinking water from the spring on our property, and filter it through our fabulous water filtration system- the Berkey. (You can read all about that here.) (PSSSST- I’m giving away a Berkey this week- enter here!) I love our Berkey for […]

Crunchy Baby Must Haves

(Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, Jen (Riley) Lee, Edited 2014.) Baby #2 is due in a few months, and I’m mentally making a list of things I’d like to have this go round. Now that I’m into all things reusable and non-toxic, here’s my “crunchy baby must haves” list: 1. An organic crib mattress. […]