Sustainable Living

Sustainable living isn’t just for hippies living off-the-grid in cob houses, teepees and geodesic domes. There’s a lot city dwellers can do to be more eco-conscious. Posts in this category include adopting a greener lifestyle, living plastic-free, eco-friendly shopping and more.

 

Can’t Say No to Single Use Plastic? Start Making Ecobricks

Can’t Say No to Single Use Plastic? Start Making Ecobricks

Sporty and I have tried (and failed) on numerous occasions to say no to plastic for good. We eventually realised that wasn’t an achievable goal for us, so we decided to start making ecobricks instead. Ask Google about plastic pollution and you’ll find yourself mired in disturbing plastic waste statistics. Reading through them, it’s easy…

20 Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Humans and Fur Friends

20 Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Humans and Fur Friends

It’s less than two months until Christmas. Deck the halls. Dig Boney M out of the iTunes archives. It’s time to go shopping. We’ve put together a list of eco friendly stocking stuffer ideas for the special peeps in your life.  Doggos and cats are peeps too.  Sporty and I aren’t in the habit of…

Minimalist Shoes for Everyday: 6 Eco-Conscious Brands We Love
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Minimalist Shoes for Everyday: 6 Eco-Conscious Brands We Love

Looks don’t matter nearly as much as function when you’re trail running. However, if you’re on the hunt for minimalist shoes for everyday use, you want them to look at least moderately stylish. Plus, it’d be nice if you could buy them from eco-conscious brands who care about more than just turning a profit. Looks…

5 Ways Green Businesses Can Save Big Money (And How to Start)

5 Ways Green Businesses Can Save Big Money (And How to Start)

Green businesses have a lot to gain from operating sustainably. Being an eco-warrior on the homefront can definitely save you money, but it’s more about doing your bit for the planet. For businesses, the incentive has to affect their bottom line as well as their conscience before they buy into the idea. You can’t blame…

10 Sustainable Living Ideas for Busy City Dwellers (& Convenience Addicts)

10 Sustainable Living Ideas for Busy City Dwellers (& Convenience Addicts)

Sustainable living ideas generally include hippie advice like driving less, eating a plant-based diet and composting your kitchen waste.  Those are good tips, but when you’re super busy (or addicted to convenience) they don’t really work. I mean, who has time to schlep to the local community garden to empty a bucket full of kitchen…