Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Zero Waste Life// Wedding Style (VIDEO)

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Being invited to a wedding can be hectic in itself. Between booking flights and choosing fish or chicken, the only thing you will be anticipating is the open bar. J/k

I truly ADORE weddings and even took a trip to NYC three years ago to watch my good  friend get engaged in Central Park on a cold night in December. (I love you fav!) So I was excited to finally watch the lovely couple say 'I do.'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My Zero Waste Life// Vlog 3 (VIDEO)

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Dashing out of the house with my shoes untied and my hair halfway unbraided is a common morning habit here at the Fort. The frequent morning rush often means no time for breakfast.

In my clever effort to be zero waste, I figured out an easy breakfast option. If a grocery store is nearby, buy fresh apples and peanut butter (in a glass jar!) for  breakfast sans trash. The apple should be trash-less and as long as you get a glass jar of PB, it can be reused for food storage at home.

In the third "My Zero Waste Life" vlog, I show you how to reuse old thank you cards. Usually you can turn your bi-fold card into a postcard-like gram, and if you're lucky, reuse the same envelope.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Start Your Zero Waste Life TODAY!

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My lifestyle may seem overwhelming, but I too approached the trash-free lifestyle in baby steps. Here are six easy tips you can use to start your zero waste life today.

Take your own privileges away. When you get to the coffee shop, and realize you didn’t bring your reusable mug, cancel your order and walk away from the barista. It will teach you to plan better the next time, and also encourage coffee shops to provide ‘dine-in’ options.

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Zero Waste Life// Vlog 2 (VIDEO)

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The zero waste journey is an interesting one, and I would love to share with you how it is done. I created "My Zero Waste Life" so you can see how I limit my waste consumption to a Mason jar.

In this episode, we are gearing up for my birthday by making zero waste candles from a potato and slivered almonds. MORE>>>>

Monday, November 10, 2014

My Zero Waste Life// First Vlog (VIDEO)

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The Zero Waste Life takes practice, and I would like for us all to go down this trash-less road together. That is why I created "My Zero Waste Life."

"My Zero Waste Life" is a vlog about my everyday life sans trash. There are so many methods to my trash-less madness that I often leave my viewers in the dark. The vlog will help to highlight my small victories of zero waste life.

In this episode, I show you how to go zero waste at work. Designate food-ware for work by bringing a bowl, plate, cup, fork and knife to keep in your cabinet/drawers. This is perfect for warming up lunch, pouring a cup of coffee in the kitchen or grabbing a piece of your co-worker's birthday cake. MORE>>>>>>