I have been trying to find different ways to become waste free. When I read about how easy it was to make your own candles, I thought it was awesome. We do not use candles in my house. However, when mosquito season arrives, I need all the help I can get when outdoors. Using essential oils, I made the candles waste free. Keep on Reading!
I have a small back yard but, each year we maximize the space by seeing how many fruits and vegetables we can grow. Raised beds and container pots are a great way to grow your own food. Since the soil inside of the container is concentrated with nutrients, you can pack in more seeds and plants in a smaller space. Keep on reading!
Happy Hump Day! With Earth Day the other day and in trying to go more Eco Friendly at home, we decided to give up paper towels. Well let me be honest. I still have paper towels in my house because there are just some things that I can not find an alternative…like sticking one in with the lettuce to keep it from wilting. However, for the most part, towels can get the job done. Keep on Reading
When it comes to looking at ways to reduce your environmental impact, it can sometimes be hard to figure out how to make a change. We wanted to share some links for blogs and websites to further inspire you. Please share any websites you look at that have brought you some inspiration in the comments below! Keep on Reading!
As you know, this month we have been sharing eco-friendly tips and advice in honor of Earth month. Earth Day first began in 1970 and was started by a U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson.
after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. –www.earthday.org
Earth Day started with 20 million people coming together to make a change and bring awareness to environmental issues and is now celebrated by more than a billion people each year. We wanted to share some ways to celebrate and to make a difference all year long!
Did you know that about 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or wasted every year? (source). According to the USDA food waste in the United States is an estimated 30-40% of the food supply, with $161 billion worth of food in 2010 at the retail and consumer level. Keep on Reading!
As a parent, there are so many things that we are responsible for teaching our children. We help teach them to communicate, to have compassion for others, to work hard to accomplish their goals, and how to care for themselves. Equally important is teaching them to care for this planet and our environment. We only have one planet and we all need to work together to make changes and preserve what we have for our future generations. Keep on reading!
It is no secret that I love essential oils. They provide a wide range of benefits. Everything from reducing stress and balancing hormones to healing skin conditions. Dr Axe has a really thorough guide on oils and their uses. He also states that when inhaled, the oils are absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs and circulated through the body. Keep on Reading!
In an effort to waste less, we up-cycle our glass jars. Its an easy and free way to add more storage containers for foods (or anything else for that matter). I try not to use any plastic containers in our house and this is such a great way to make that change. I also try to minimize my families’ BPA exposure. Keep on Reading!