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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Microplastics – One Easy Way to Protect our Oceans, Marine Life and ourselves from Plastic Pollution

Is Clothing Made From Recycled Material Bad For The Environment? I love wearing clothing made from recycled plastic and supporting brands that repurpose old fishing nets and plastic bottles.  We can now buy anything from leggings, shoes, and jackets made from recycled plastic. Unfortunately, there’s a negative aspect to clothing made from synthetic material.  When […]

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Zero Waste Skincare: Au Natural Skinfood

Fun fact: scientists recently found microplastics in human poop. The plastic originated from consumed fish, which had eaten broken down plastic in the sea. Plastic pollution is an issue that I’ve been reading about lately. Something that was once considered a “wonder material” is now a modern waste problem.  I’ve become conscious of the number […]

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