defining clutter

defining clutter

There is a push and pull relationship between zero waste and minimalism - for me anyway. I started this post back in January, when everyone was watching Tidying Up and I was feeling the itch to tackle the stuff that is everywhere...again. I struggle with competing feelings of wanting to let go of items I [...]

thrift shopping for kids

thrift shopping for kids

Thrift shopping is something I have been doing since high school when grunge was in and old cords and grandpa cardigans were The Look. I carried this habit through university and the (sometimes very) lean years between then and now to save money. These days, I still look for secondhand first for so many other [...]

compost soup

compost soup

Veggie broth (or Compost Soup as I like to call it) has been one of my favourite low waste swaps. The cost savings are small, but I get a lot of satisfaction out of (kind of literally) wringing every last drop of goodness out of the produce I buy. Using food waste to create new food [...]

fine. lines.

fine. lines.

*Author's note: I originally wrote this post five years ago on my (now defunct) parenting after infertility and loss blog. I have many, many, many more WTF  and laugh lines on my face now. In all that time, despite a lifestyle shift away from consumerism, I am still just as torn between accepting that this [...]

choose your own adventure

choose your own adventure

Moving toward a low waste lifestyle requires major changes, both in mindset and habits. We have to look at the way we are doing things, consider our values and priorities, examine and select alternative methods, and make it the new normal. These things take both time and work. There are so many zero waste tips [...]

zero waste halloween

zero waste halloween

Halloween is a scary time these days. Ghouls, ghosts, and witches have been replaced by sugar, palm oil, and plastic. But have no fear! A low waste Halloween is possible. . Whether you have kids of your own, kids in your life, or love being a kid yourself on Halloween, we have some suggestions for [...]