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What is Zero Waste?

Self Reliance Zero Waste

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Essentially zero waste life is exactly what it sounds like.

 

Zero- no quantity of number, naught, nothing, none. Waste- eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required after the completion of a process, instance of using or expending something carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose.

 

The idea is that you produce no trash, which really means you consume no trash.

 

When at the store what...

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The 3-Step Natural Birth Control Method (Zero Waste Too!)

Self Reliance Zero Waste

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I'm getting pretty personal today, but nonetheless it is something often dealt with in Fort Negrita (my home!) and for many of my readers, so today we are talking about the zero waste three-step method of practicing natural birth control.

I do practice natural birth control, and don't talk about it publicly; however, I met a wonderful woman this past week who mentioned losing her hair to...

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How to Move With Minimal Waste

Self Reliance Zero Waste

recycling is not enough

Cheers to 2014! I feel great about this year for reasons I cannot explain! There's so much great energy happening around me that it's hard to ignore the possibilities.

In the cold-wet end of 2013, I moved into a new place (it's a duplex!) and it was SO refreshing. I had been living with friends for a few months and it was the perfect transition into the new year.

With moving I had to be sure I...

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How 'No' Can You Go?

Self Reliance Zero Waste

recycling is not enough

I have a growing infatuation with Eco-minimalists. They do the absolute least, but it's a fascinating life when you think about the many adjustments they've made to their life for a simpler planet.

It's the art of 'No,' not occasionally, only on Sundays or sometime-ish. Zero wasters, like Professor Dumpster, have decided to remove themselves totally from the planet's waste problem.

Jeff Wilson,...

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This is The Face of a Guerrilla (VIDEO)

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time to purge

Ron Finley, my hero!

Ron has made initiatives in South Central to build community gardens in unused land owned by the government, and would you believe people had the nerve to complain about free locally-grown produce!?!?

I live in DC where I see great differences between the affluent, transitional, and 'urban' areas of the city. Take a look at
the USDA Food Desert Mapand you can see which part of...

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