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When is it Okay to Throw Things Away?

How do you start living a waste-free or minimalistic lifestyle? If you live on Instagram (P.S. I’m not on Instagram anymore, long story, just FYI), you are probably bombarded with pictures of gorgeous homes where everything is perfectly curated and intentionally placed “just so.” And it might be tempting to just throw away everything you own and start over. I was actually just listening to a recent episode of Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Digger Podcast, where she interviewed  ...

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How Your Closet Impacts the World

As I go through my journey to a more sustainable lifestyle, one of the biggest areas I have been learning about is the devastating effects of the fast fashion industry on the environment – not just in ecosystem in the making of the product (do you know what some factories DO with the liquid dye for clothing?), but also because of the excess of “last season’s” clothing continuing to pile up in landfills.  It’s taken me down a path of intentional purchasing,  ...

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5 Ways to Participate in Plastic Free July

Veganuary. No Shave November. We love to assign challenges to months, making each month a themed adventure of new activities. And now we have Plastic Free July, aimed at one of my favorite topics: reducing excess waste. Reducing waste has many benefits, reaching both global impact as well as each person individually. Plastic Free July is a perfect time to highlight some easy ways to responsibly reduce waste, with the selfish benefit of compound savings over the course of time. I recently  ...

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