Reverse Trick or Treat Halloween Cards

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 … Read more

Conflict Foods: Chocolate & Sugar

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

What is a CSA?| Guest Post by Amanda from Cluck It Farm

After posting on Instagram about Cluck It Farm who delivers our CSA share every Friday, I had a ton of questions about what a CSA is. I’d dreamed of buying into a CSA farm share for a few years. When we moved to Las Vegas and realized that the growing season never really ended and … Read more

Crushing Myths About Waste | Guest Post by Dora Botta of Mamoradiary

Have you been trying to lower your impact or reduce waste? Maybe you’re finding it a bit confusing sorting out through all the buzzwords and marketing tactics aimed at ‘green living’. I did too. So I asked my friend Dora from Mamoradiary to help me out. She does an incredible job of comparing the overall … Read more

Zero-Waste Dinner Party

It’s that time of year when we start diligently planning our Holiday celebrations… Or, at least planning to start planning them by creating a holiday Pinterest board… Holiday meal prep can be terrifying, exhausting, and a little bit exhilarating all at the same time. While I used to spend the time leading up to dinner … Read more