It is that time of the year again - spring cleaning! To some, this might be a day or long weekend to look forward to, but for others, it can be easily overlooked. No matter how much cleaning you do this spring season, try these easy eco-friendly tips for more sustainable cleaning. Use reusable cloths: … Continue reading 5 Eco-Friendly Ideas for Spring Cleaning
by Emma Overholt Next up in our Zero Waste Swaps series is the kitchen! Healthy eating is one of the most important things in living a sustainable lifestyle, so it is extremely important to pay attention to your habits in the kitchen. Continue reading to transform your kitchen into a plastic free zone! - Reusable … Continue reading Zero Waste Swaps: Kitchen
Written by: Rachel Cook Fashion is as beautiful and artistic as any form of art. It transcends its basic purpose to clothe the human form in expressions of social influence and reflections of identity through personal style. Just as every artist has its muse, every decade of fashion has been personified by a select few … Continue reading Age of the Influencer: Addicted to Fashion
What is the circular economy, anyway? This article is via the City of Austin's Resource Recovery, originally posted January 11th, 2019. It is highly encouraged to visit their website for city-wide information about sustainability, zero waste, and the environment. Also, the original post can be viewed here! By Natalie Betts In the Zero Waste world, … Continue reading What is the circular economy, anyway?
by Emma Overholt In 2019, the Green Voices blog is excited to announce a new series called Zero Waste Swaps. Within several different segments, we are providing alternatives to products you use every day in order to transition to a zero waste lifestyle. To start, we are tackling the bathroom, a space in your home … Continue reading Zero Waste Swaps: Bathroom
Climate Change in Austin This article is via the City of Austin's Office of Sustainability, originally posted October 16th, 2018. It is highly encouraged to visit their website for city-wide information about sustainability, climate, and the environment. Also, the original post can be viewed here! Austin already has an extreme climate, and climate projections tell … Continue reading Climate Change in Austin
By: Jeremy Simon This article is courtesy of the author. You can access the original post here: Less is More For consumers who aim to shop based on their values or political beliefs, deciding what products are safe to buy isn’t easy. Store shelves are full of rows upon rows of products, and online retailers offer even … Continue reading Less is More: Can We Consume Responsibly?
by Becky Phung Take a second and think back to the last thing you threw away. Was it a greasy napkin from Panda Express? An empty plastic milk jug? A single threadbare sock from five years ago that you’ve finally decided to part with? The concept of waste management is as old as time, especially … Continue reading The Environmental Impact of Fashion & Textiles
by Emma Overholt For many typical American families the Thanksgiving dinner table is covered with traditional foods from roasted turkey, to stuffing, and mashed potatoes. For vegans, Thanksgiving can seem intimidating, but with the online community growing over the past few years, there are copious amounts of vegan-friendly recipes that are sure to blow you … Continue reading Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes to Truly be Thankful For
by Emma Overholt Reducing Food Waste on Thanksgiving: Expand your waist while reducing your waste Did you know that 150,000 tons of food goes to waste in America per day? Additionally, over 240 million pounds of turkey alone is wasted each year after Thanksgiving. All of that food ends up in the landfills (if not composted), contributing … Continue reading Reducing Food Waste on Thanksgiving