Solid Shampoo Bars – Spring & Vine

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spring & Vine. All opinions are 100% mine. Solid Shampoo – Spring and Vine I love when niche items become normal. Solid shampoo bars used to be few and far between but over the last couple of years, they’ve grown in popularity. I recently […]

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Nine Items you Shouldn’t be Recycling

Recycling is complicated – it is an imperfect solution to a global problem. I feel obligated to reduce my consumption of single-use plastic and to recycle as much as possible. However, food and beverage companies don’t make that easy.  They produce products which are single-use (hence more wasteful) and often choose virgin plastic rather than […]

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 Home Compostable Packaging by noissue

Last Christmas, my parents gave me a vermicompost system. My interest in household waste and decomposition has continued to grow, and I was excited to learn about noissue, a company that makes home compostable packaging. Who is noissue noissue was founded in 2017, by Josh Bowden and Auguste Gaur. They’d been looking for sustainable and […]

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Ten Thousand Villages

Fair Trade Month Did you know that October is Fair Trade Month?  Today, I’m sharing my go-to store for fair trade goodies called  Ten Thousand Villages, which is one of the founding members of the World Fair Trade Organization. Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit retailer with an online store and 55 brick and mortar […]

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Face à La Mer – Sea the change that you wish to sea in the world

As a girl, I aspired to be Ariel in the Little Mermaid. I haven’t pulled it off yet but I’ve kept hundreds of pet fish, relocated to the seaside and learned to scuba dive.  Diving feels otherworldly, breathing underwater and interacting with schools of porcupine puffers, sea turtles at cleaning stations and grumpy eels. World […]

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Seven Small Sustainable Swaps

Reusable shopping bags and straws are pretty ubiquitous now (Yay!).  Have you wondered what environmentally-friendly change to make next?  Below are seven sustainable swaps I’ve made over the last year. Did you know that a standard plastic toothbrush can take up to 400 years to break down?  Every year, about 450 million toothbrushes are sent […]

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