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oh so fantastic coconut oil

I’ve seen this image on Instagram several times and it always make me giggle: But this little funny also influenced me to research and write a blog post about the many great uses of coconut oil. I already use it as a skin moisturizer and for oil pulling (description following) but found that, holy cow, you can use it[…]

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say no to single use plastic bags

In my sustainability journey, an essential thing I’ve learned  is that refusing single use plastic bags is one of the easiest ways to help the environment. It’s always my first advice to anyone interested in a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. It seems like something that would be inconsequential in the big environmentalism picture. However, these bags[…]

waste conscious air travel
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waste conscious air travel

I’m finally getting back to the daily grind in Houston after a two week vacation to Croatia and Turkey. I’m aware that traveling thousands of miles by plane isn’t remotely environmentally friendly. But what I didn’t prepare myself for was the amount of waste involved in air travel. For the past few months, I’ve been[…]

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regrow plants from kitchen scraps

Normally, when working in the kitchen, I collect all my food prep scraps and throw them into the compost tumbler in my backyard. However, several times on Pinterest, I’ve seen links for how to regrow plants from kitchen scraps and finally decided to give it a try. What an excellent way to reduce waste, right?[…]