Apple Cider Pumpkin Muffins

I quickly pulled this recipe together at the request of my 3-year-old who wanted Halloween flavored muffins for breakfast. I just happen to have ingredients to make these yummy muffins, plus pack them full of veggies. Here’s how. Ingredients 2 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1/8 tsp ground clove 1/2 tsp […]

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Gentle C-Section Birth Story

c section birth story

  I remember laying on the OR table thinking I wouldn’t tell anyone it turned out this way. “I’ll just pretend this didn’t happen.” I thought to myself. I hadn’t come to terms with the fact that, despite my best efforts, my first son was born via C-section. My story actually starts about 2 years […]

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Reverse Trick or Treat Halloween Cards

ethical halloween

Have you heard about reverse trick-or-treating? Reverse trick-or-treating was launched by the organization Global Exchange with the goal of pressuring the major chocolate producers in the United States—such as Hershey and Nestlé—to adhere to fair trade practices. Children who take part in the campaign hand out Fair Trade-certified chocolates, along with an information sheet about […]

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Conflict Foods: Chocolate & Sugar

Ethical Chocolate

Allow me to profess my imperfection. This ethically sourced basket feels a little wrong with this candy. Last weekend we went to a local event where they were handing out candy. While we did great at avoiding trash, I didn’t have it in me to totally say no to the candy. I remember when I […]

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Zero Waste Halloween Decor | Silhouette Stencil

If you’ve been looking for some spooky but class zero waste Halloween decor ideas this is one of my favorites. I used this as a template to trace the designs onto thicker black cardstock, but you can simply print, cut and hang on the wall. I would love to see what creations you come up […]

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How This Non-Profit Health System is Reducing Waste

As more green-conscious communities have taken aim at reducing the amount of waste and overcoming the logistical challenges of managing waste, many are looking at the brave new ideas that have cropped up from what some would consider the most unexpected of places. Our healthcare facilities have always been considered pillars of many a community […]

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Plastic-free Parenting Older Kids: Guest Post by Maranda Miller

This is a guest post from my friend Maranda Miller who has been sharing her transition to lowering her waste with two children on Instagram. I’ve received a lot of questions in the past asking how to transition to lower waste with a family. Since I started reducing my waste before having children, I’ve not […]

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6 Companies That Plant Trees for Little or No Money

Why are trees good for the planet? Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people. A healthy tree can store 13 pounds of carbon each year —-for an acre of trees that equals to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide. […]

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Zero Waste Plastic-free Bread Storage

Zero waste plastic free bread storage

How do I store bread without plastic? Any Ideas for zero waste bread storage? Pssst, let me tell you a little secret… I didn’t exactly have an answer to the questions around zero waste bread until recently. You see, I gave up gluten for like, 3 years because of health issues. And just before I […]

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Medicinal and Magical Herbs for Beginners  

Herbs and their properties have been utilized to flavor food, to heal, and to transform environments for centuries. Brushing against lavender or smelling rosemary after it rains, one could see how easily herbs tickle the senses. With their intoxicating aroma and delicate beauty, herbs are nothing short of magical. Hunter-gatherer tribes would have had to […]

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