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Package-Free Veggie Scrap Stock

Package-Free Veggie Scrap Stock

As there are so many competing priorities in life, every bit of time I invest in reducing our household waste is valuable and calculated. This recipe is one of my favourite ways to reduce waste because the impact is so great. Incorporating Veggie Scrap Stock into your routine reduces food waste by giving your scraps a second life AND it cuts out those wasteful tetra packs stock is often packaged in. The other bonus is, you get to keep golden, healthy, package-free stock on hand for whenever you need it! How to make Veggie Scrap Stock As you peel and cut off...

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Living Lightly In the Time of COVID

Living Lightly In the Time of COVID

Do you want to do more to reduce your impact on our earth but are finding it hard during the COVID-19 outbreak with so many changing rules and regulations? If so, this post is for you! Before I get started, I want to acknowledge that these are strange and often difficult times. I hope you and your loved ones are ok. And, whatever you are doing to minimize your waste (or not!), it is completely fine. Be gracious, kind and realistic with yourself, because you can only be good to mother earth if you are looking after yourself first.So, choose...

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic in Your Kitchen

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic in Your Kitchen

If you’re like me, you want to reduce your plastic consumption for your health and for the future of the planet. But where to start? It’s overwhelming, it’s guilt-ridden, it’s expensive and it’s time consuming. Or so you think! In this post, we look at manageable strategies to reduce plastic, specifically in your kitchen. 

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The Best Thing Since Unsliced Bread

The Best Thing Since Unsliced Bread

Let's talk about sliced bread. The expression "best thing since sliced bread" has been a benchmark that's been thrown around for decades. I'm going to go out on a limb and just say it. It's time to go back and embrace unsliced bread. Here's how!

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Environmental Destruction is Not Your Fault

Environmental Destruction is Not Your Fault

I see you. You feel the stress of the garbage in our oceans, the broken system we call recycling and the complexity of how to best dispose of the waste we have in our lives. You are cutting back where you can and doing your best with what you have, but you always feel like it isn't enough. The eco-anxiety is real. There is shame and guilt around what you take to the curb every week, but herein lies the problem: shame and guilt lead to feeling overwhelmed and the overwhelm leads to helplessness and helplessness leads to very little action....

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