Zero Waste Challenge

Join Me On My Zero Waste Challenge

I’m making one green / zero-waste change
every day for a whole year.

DAY 36 | Wearing Extra Layers

Winter is coming. Even though I moved down south, it still gets cold. Back in Pennsylvania, we were frozen. Our house had no insulation and our heaters ran 24/7. It was a mess. Thankfully, we live with insulation now and we’re no longer in danger of freezing to death, so that’s good. But we already … Read moreDAY 36 | Wearing Extra Layers

DAY 35 | handkerchiefs

I was sitting on the toilet this morning darling myself to blow. I had a rag to my face, and I needed to blow my nose. I sat there unwilling to do it. Am I gross for blowing my nose into a rag? Do I really want to deal with cleaning it? Is it going … Read moreDAY 35 | handkerchiefs

DAY 34 | Cutting Down on Junk Mail

I’ve been sick these last few days. And I’m pushing “giving up tissues for hankies” until the very end just in case (even though I dread that may be tomorrow). So I’m doing a light change today and I’m putting effort into reducing the amount of junk mail we receive. Junk mail really is a … Read moreDAY 34 | Cutting Down on Junk Mail

DAY 33 | My Composting Bun

I have a rabbit. His name is Rumple and he eats a lot of things. He turns his nose up at celery, but doesn’t mind eating… walls, shoes, cords, and carpet. Besides having to bunny-proof my life and trying my best to keep my walls intact, I do see how I can make my bun … Read moreDAY 33 | My Composting Bun

DAY 30 | Repair Before Disposing

Repair is one of the “R” commandments of being green. And repairing is something we have lost touch with. Things are so cheap and disposable nowadays, it doesn’t really matter if your phone charger breaks. You can throw it away and buy a new one for $2. Now I have an awesome husband who knows … Read moreDAY 30 | Repair Before Disposing

DAY 28 | No More Decorations

I usually don’t buy decorations. But every holiday that passes, we’re buying SOMETHING. Even if it’s just a $1 Christmas bow, or a cute, pumpkin door sign. I feel we have enough to satisfy our needs. So no more!!! Do you hear that Brandon? (My husband follows me and is usually the cause of said … Read moreDAY 28 | No More Decorations

DAY 25 | Take an Environmental Course

Climate change. Global warming. Greenhouse effect. Now you hear these terms everywhere and you know something bad is happening and the Earth is dying, so that’s why you’re making lifestyle changes. But do you know how climate change, global warming or the greenhouse effect work? Do you know the difference between climate change and weather? … Read moreDAY 25 | Take an Environmental Course

DAY 24 | Stay Organized

I have mentioned several times that I have been doing ungreen things because I have just moved. I have reached for Ziplock bags because my kitchen stuff is still packed. I have used chemical-based laundry detergent because I couldn’t find my soap nuts. When we are unorganized, we do things against our normal behaviors. And … Read moreDAY 24 | Stay Organized

DAY 23 | Stop @ 100%

I’ve been making a lot of energy-saving changes lately and today is another one. I’ve noticed any times where I place my phone or computer on the charger and hours later it’s still on the charger. We put our devices down to charge only to forget that they’re still using electricity WAY past their 100% … Read moreDAY 23 | Stop @ 100%

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