Whether you’re interested in decluttering to make your life easier, are curious about this “trend, you’re invited to a FREE workshop and discussion. Maybe you have already started decluttering or even are a seasoned veteran with a well-worn copy of Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, we could all use some IRL support! We can share our tips and tricks, and share what … Continue reading Road to minimalism: FREE Workshop (Vermont)
Let’s take advantage of the nice weather and meet outside for a zero waste discussion and demonstration of how to make your own non-toxic, low waste and (the best pat) super effective all purpose cleaner. We will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington, VT. Find me at a picnic table on the grassy area by the earth clock. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org … Continue reading Zero Waste Workshop – Burlington, VT
As minimalists, we tend to wear our clothing hard. Even if we’re rotating between a few items, everything gets regular use. When you live in a place like Vermont, winter gear can be a big space-hog and a passionate point of discussion for many in my area looking to declutter and downsize. Bottom line: we tend to hold on to a LOT of winter items, … Continue reading Minimalism and winter clothes PLUS How to clean up a “pilly” winter hat
I’m hosting a meet up this weekend for anyone interested in reducing their waste, starting a zero waste home, reducing plastic or just generally wondering how to make a positive impact on the environment with their everyday choices. Who: Anyone in the greater Burlington, Vermont area who is going #zerowaste, #plasticfree or just wants to learn more and chat with others about our challenges, triumphs and experiences. … Continue reading Burlington, VT Zero Waste Meetup!
In some ways it’s impossible for me to look back at a full 12 months of time passing and distill my zero waste/trash free learnings into black and white words. I am a different person now than I was at the beginning of 2016. My family has completely embraced the changes we’ve made to drastically reduce our household trash, but our journey to understanding and … Continue reading One year of living zero waste
Summers are many things. Beautiful, blissful, busy, sunny, yes. And in Vermont, they come with a side of bug bites. Mosquitoes the size of small birds lurk near my house (1 block from Lake Champlain), ready to strike as I move past. I am one of those bug-attracting people. As a child I went to the doctor once, covered head-to-toe in quarter-sized and larger red … Continue reading Stop the itch! All Natural Bug Repellents and Bite Relief
I wrote this post in 2014 and it was never published. I thought there might be some good tips here! I don’t really want to comment on what I’d do differently but I’m sure if I was getting married now that I’m living a zero waste life, some things might change. I’m so happy with the decisions we made, though, and would likely want pretty … Continue reading Inside My Eco-Friendly Wedding