Day 4: Chicago

Chicago has always been one of my favorite cities. I think it’s because it most closely resembles New York (tall buildings), Brooklyn (old buildings and janky streets), and Paris (the river). When in a city like Chicago, I’m not going to be cooking much as there is so much food to try, so instead, I eat out at sustainable restaurants.…
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Day 3: Grand Rapids Michigan

My last day in Grand Rapids was filled with preparing for the next leg of the road trip so this is just a quick update. Using the rest of my products from the farmers market we made blueberry jam and some cucumber, cabbage, and beet pickles! I used some canning jars and packed excess veggies in my stainless steel containers…
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Plastic Bags

I’m starting a new series called Simple Swaps where I will share videos on easy ways to transition away from disposables and towards a more sustainable lifestyle. My first one: plastic bags. With an estimated 2 million plastic bags being used and discarded every minute worldwide, we’ve got a serious problemo on our hands. But there’s an easy way you…
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Day 2: Grand Rapids Michigan

I woke up this morning in Grand Rapids Michigan, the sun was shining and the air was clean. I took a shower, grabbed my compost bin that I have been collecting since I left New York, and headed to the Fulton Street Farmers Market. Using my reusable bags I picked up some blueberries (jam to be made later), herbs, beets,…
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Day 1: Upstate New York

Today is the first day out… here is how I navigated my meals heading from NYC towards Michigan… Breakfast: I had peanut butter and fruit package free from a co-op in Rochester Lunch: I ate at a restaurant in Rochester and put my leftovers in a stainless steel container from Life Without Plastic Snack: Fresh berries from a farmers market…
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I’m Heading Off The Grid!

I’m heading to Miami today to set sail on a research expedition on ocean plastics with 5 Gyres (DREAM)!! I’ll be updating you on everything I’ve learned once I return, but in the meantime you can check out this link to learn more about it!
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