Life Without Plastic

In 2011 32 million tons of plastic waste were generated. Guess what, only 8% of it was recovered for recycling1. As my journey towards becoming Zero Waste continues, I have worked to eliminate all plastic from my life. I recently found Life Without Plastic, a website that provides plastic-free alternatives to items used in your daily life. In my house…
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Zero Waste Shaving

I have been waiting months to use up my very last disposable razor head cartridge so that I could invest in a safety razor. Not only to eliminate plastic waste from the disposable heads but also to save money. I was really interested in getting a stainless steel razor because I thought that they would be the most durable but…
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The BEST Zero Waste Granola Recipe

I love granola and eat it every week. So, I decided to make my own Brown Sugar Winter Spice Granola. Yes, I know it is summer, but I am so nostalgic for the crisp, cold weather, warm chunky scarves, anything pumpkin, sitting in small village bars in front of a fireplace, and oversized sweaters. I usually avoid making my own by…
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Zero Waste at Music Festivals

I wore many hats this past week at Lollapalooza, both literally and figuratively, as the driver, unofficial photographer, and girlfriend of the bass player of the Brooklyn based rock band Beast Patrol. While the starstruck, gape-mouthed, giddy side of me was euphoric throughout the entire week, the rational, critical side was constantly bombarding me with reminders of how insanely wasteful these…
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Why You Should ALWAYS drink Organic Wine

Have you ever heard that cheap wine gives you headaches and hangovers? Well, it might be an old wives tale, but it has some actual legitimacy for a very simple reason: Sulfites. What are sulfites? Sulfites are chemical compounds of sulfur. They are used as food preservatives and have antioxidant and preservative properties 1. They are used on fruits and vegetables to prevent browning, on shrimp and lobster…
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The Healing Properties of Plants

When was the last time you ate because of a specific food’s nutrients or properties? Some greens when you were on a diet, some ginger when your stomach hurt, some meat because you felt that you were protein deprived? In my last post I talked about the types of vitamins that we need every day and listed a few foods…
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Eating a Balanced Diet

I have been thinking a lot about the foods that I eat in terms of buying Organic, local, and sustainable foods but like many I am a creature of habit and tend to stick with the same things. Sure, I eat healthy foods, but am I eating balanced meals? Here is the breakdown of what an adult eating a 2000…
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