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Is Recycling Plastic a Waste?

 July 8, 2016

Recycling is a mainstream practice in the U.S. While we may think of it as a positive solution to our plastic problem, the impact of recycling stretches far beyond the bin. Plastic is a major source of energy waste on the environment, and recycling contributes to that impact in a way that shouldn’t be underestimated….Read the full article

Plastic Free: Recipe to Kick The Habit

 July 4, 2016

Plastic is all around us.  Understanding the facts about plastic pollution is the first step, but changing habits can be key to clean living.  While the thought of going completely plastic free can seem daunting, there is a simple recipe to follow to get started and make an impact. Below are 7 key ingredients for…Read the full article

Be Environmentally Friendly: Plastic Free July

 June 30, 2016

Summer is here and it’s time for travel, beach days, picnics and camping. But with all of these fun activities comes the inevitable piles of trash—and all of this single-use waste ends up polluting our environment.  The solution is to not only pick up trash, but to plan ahead and be environmentally friendly by packing with reusable…Read the full article

Why Buy Organic Cotton?

 June 16, 2016

“Organic” is a popular buzzword, and while we may think of organics primarily in relation to food, the impact of organic farming stretches far beyond edibles.  Cotton is a major crop and the impact of organic cotton on the environment, farm workers, and public health shouldn’t be underestimated. Unfortunately, 91% of cotton on the market…Read the full article

Home Composting: Go Green in your Garden

 June 9, 2016

Are you ready to go green in your garden?  If you’ve been buying ready-made organic compost, it’s not too late to learn how to make your own nutrient-rich soil. Not only is it inexpensive, but when you feed your soil properly you’ll see all your plants truly blossom before your eyes! Home composting is nature’s…Read the full article

Four Tips for a Waste-Free Road Trip

 May 31, 2016

With the summer season upon us what better way to kick it off than with a waste-free road trip! While enjoying the scenery of a new place, it’s important to be mindful of your impact. By taking these few extra steps you can cut your trash in half while on the go. Plan and pack…Read the full article

Pack a Waste-Free Picnic!

 May 26, 2016

Picnics are a great way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and nature around us this time of year! While enjoying the great outdoors it’s also important to be mindful of our impact on the environment. Read on for our tips on how to enjoy a waste-free picnic! Make getting there an adventure…Read the full article

The Last Straw: How to Eliminate Plastic Straw Waste

 May 20, 2016

It is second nature when handed a drink to grab a plastic straw. From grabbing an iced drink in the morning to going out to eat with friends single-use straws are all around us. Americans use 500 million single-use plastic straws every day, enough to wrap around the Earth’s circumference 2.5 times a day!  …Read the full article

Know Your Plastic: Plastic Numbers Explained

 May 16, 2016

  Plastic is a part of our daily lives. From the clothes we wear to the utensils we eat with, plastic has become a staple in the products we buy daily. But what plastics are safe to use and what plastics should we avoid? Follow this guide for an overview of the different types of…Read the full article

Choosing Simplicity in a Modern World

 May 12, 2016

  As parents, we go above and beyond to make sure that our children have everything they need, receive the very finest education, feel safe and taken care of.   Yet, it feels at times that the more we try to make them happy, the more challenging it becomes. Today’s society seems to largely promote…Read the full article