Advocacy, Legislation

6 tips for taking zero-waste political action

When we started our zero waste journey about 3 years ago, I'm ashamed to say it, but neither Sadie or I could even tell you the names of our Tennessee state representatives/senators (Yusuf Hakeem / Todd Gardenhire, respectively) -- so we certainly had never made a phone call, written an email, or met with any… Continue reading 6 tips for taking zero-waste political action

Plastic waste journal

Plastic Waste Journal-May and June 2019

This whole blog was inspired by Beth Terry and her book Plastic Free, in which she challenges her readers to save their plastic trash and analyze it. We started tracking our own plastic trash in October of 2017. We had been reducing our trash for about 3 months and wanted to share our journey, as… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal-May and June 2019

Crafts, Kids

Paper Beads

I recently learned a new word: Craftism. It involves combining crafting and activism, or making the world a better place through crafts. You can read more from the Craftism Manifesto here. Since I have a 5 year old who loves making things, our house is filled with crafts. A big part of living zero waste… Continue reading Paper Beads

Food, Recipies

Reusing fruit and veggie scraps

In our home, we use the waste prevention hierarchy Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot as described by Bea Johnson in Zero Waste Home. Applying these bit by bit has made a huge difference in the amount of trash we produce as a family. In my post about compost, I explained why composting is an essential… Continue reading Reusing fruit and veggie scraps