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Guest Post: Turning Green’s Project Green Challenge Truly Changed My Life

 September 13, 2017

Tamsin Stringer is a senior at Bloomington High School South and was named Project Green Challenge 2016 Champion. She was born in the UK, spent her early childhood in Japan, and has now lived for ten years in Indiana. At school, she is a student leader for the club Students Advocating for a Greener Environment…Read the full article

Green Thursday: Best Resources for Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Products

 July 26, 2017

While you’re soaking up some much-needed summer rays, the back-to-school season is right around the corner. We recognize how important it is to start off the school year feeling totally equipped to take on the world. But the sad reality is that so many popular back-to-school products aren’t doing you – or the planet –…Read the full article

Five Last-Minute DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

 May 11, 2017

Mother’s Day is coming up and many of us try hard not to buy into the holiday shopping frenzy and instead celebrate with gifts that are more thoughtful and less wasteful. Let’s keep it up! Here are some useful and meaningful ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts: Homemade salve From one of our favorite blogs, Food 52, this naturally…Read the full article

The Turning Green Waste-Free Starter Kit

 April 5, 2017

Our New Waste-Free Starter Kit New this month, we’re teaming up with our partner, Turning Green, to offer our first waste-free starter kit with four of our most popular reusable essentials. When transitioning to a zero-waste lifestyle, preparation is half the battle. Most people see the benefit and have the motivation to change habits, but they just don’t know where…Read the full article

6 Toxins in Household Cleaning Products

 March 14, 2017

It’s easy to assume that household and personal cleaning products are clean and safe. However, most are loaded with toxic chemicals that can have negative effects on our health and the environment. There are no federal regulations related to safety standards when it comes to common household cleaning products. This means that manufacturers can put just about anything…Read the full article

5 Reasons College Students Should Switch to a Reusable Coffee Cup

 March 5, 2017

Luckily this generation of college students is way ahead of their parents when it comes to environmental awareness. But in some ways our current culture is more dependent on using and tossing in the name of convenience, and that daily cup of coffee is no exception. Using a disposable coffee cup can take a toll on our…Read the full article

5 Reasons to Step Up Your Food Storage with Stainless Steel

 February 13, 2017

Plastic food storage is certainly affordable and lightweight, but research shows that plastic can often leach chemicals into our food and drinks, which can harm our health. In addition to the adverse health effects, plastics are polluting our planet at an alarming rate. Take steps to swap out old plastic containers that degrade after prolonged use, and replace…Read the full article

Favorite Holiday Traditions from the U Konserve Team

 December 23, 2016

In the spirit of the holiday season, the U Konserve team has shared our favorite holiday traditions, including the funny, heartwarming and steal-worthy below—and we’d love to hear about yours on our Facebook page or Twitter! ‘Tis the season… Chance Claxton, Co-Founder “Going to the ballet in San Francisco. This year we are mixing it up, foregoing the Nutcracker…Read the full article

Waste-Free Christmas with U Konserve

 December 21, 2016

There’s still time to give healthy and waste-free Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Give the gift of homemade granola, cookies, hot cocoa or other wholesome goodies in our reusable containers, all while giving the gift of reducing waste. According to the EPA, the volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25…Read the full article

Enjoy a Green Christmas this Holiday Season

 December 19, 2016

A green Christmas might not be on everyone’s wish list. After all, nothing says Christmas quite like a soft snowfall and blanket of white on the ground and trees. But an environmentally friendly Christmas is something that everyone can embrace. Ensuring that your holiday season is eco-protecting doesn’t have to mean shunning traditions; it just…Read the full article