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HELLO period ✨ raise your hand if you’re a menstruating human 🙋🏻‍♀️ curious about the cup but too nervous to go for it? I’ve been there. If you’re up for it, this might be the perfect month to try one out, you know, since we’re all staying home.

I’ve previously written about my low waste period routine on @styledemocracy (link in bio) so check that out. If you still have questions for me, don’t hesitate to ask!

#zerowaste | @thedivacup menstrual cup.

HELLO period ✨ raise your hand if you’re a menstruating human 🙋🏻‍♀️ curious about the cup but too nervous to go for it? I’ve been there. If you’re up for it, this might be the perfect month to try one out, you know, since we’re all staying home. I’ve previously written about my low waste period routine on @styledemocracy (link in bio) so check that out. If you still have questions for me, don’t hesitate to ask! #zerowaste | @thedivacup menstrual cup ...

How do you keep the green movement alive when the planet is at a standstill? When so many are affected financially? When people’s lives are at stake?
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The green movement is all about finding what works for you. Small steps are STILL steps
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I recently ordered some masks from an eco-conscious company I love not only for my safety, but to support their business. In the meantime, I’m making some DIY masks out of this old t-shirt from @wearpact 🥰
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This week ECO-LETTER will be listing every company out there that’s not only producing life saving supplies, but doing so with the planet in mind. I hope you’ll join in. LET’S KEEP SUPPORTING EACH OTHER 🤜🏻🤛🏻 Sign up in bio 🖤.

How do you keep the green movement alive when the planet is at a standstill? When so many are affected financially? When people’s lives are at stake? . The green movement is all about finding what works for you. Small steps are STILL steps . I recently ordered some masks from an eco-conscious company I love not only for my safety, but to support their business. In the meantime, I’m making some DIY masks out of this old t-shirt from @wearpact 🥰 . This week ECO-LETTER will be listing every company out there that’s not only producing life saving supplies, but doing so with the planet in mind. I hope you’ll join in. LET’S KEEP SUPPORTING EACH OTHER 🤜🏻🤛🏻 Sign up in bio 🖤 ...

Who else loves peaking at pantries?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We’re feeling inspired by the use of thrifted baskets! 💚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Pantry goals by @stacysullivan_.

Who else loves peaking at pantries?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re feeling inspired by the use of thrifted baskets! 💚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pantry goals by @stacysullivan_ ...

I wrote a caption the other day about not being sustainable during these uncertain times, but I just wanted to touch on the aspect of perfectionism within the eco-living world.
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I think that there’s a lot of room for being imperfect in the sustainable movement and am a big supporter of things like love miles, where your flights and overseas travel is to see loved ones, or attend important events.
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I also think that we shouldn’t have to sacrifice things we really love in order to be more sustainable, whether that’s painting or creating things that aren’t the most eco-friendly or low waste, eating avocados, having a gaming console, buying a item of clothing that we’ll wear 1000 times and cherish - the list goes on.
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So what’s on your ‘imperfect’ list? 
Mine is flights, avocados & nail polish 🥑
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[Image Description: Half an avocado against a white wall]
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#ethicalconversations 
#ethicalinfluencers #sustainableliving #ecofriendlyliving #ecofriendly #ecoliving #sustainablelifestyle #ethicalshopping #ecofriendlyhome #ecofriendlytips #sustainablefarming #sustainablefood #avocadolover #veganfood #sustainableeating #lowimpactliving #lowwasteliving #lowwastelifestyle #lowimpactmovement #zerowasteliving #zerowastelifestyle.

I wrote a caption the other day about not being sustainable during these uncertain times, but I just wanted to touch on the aspect of perfectionism within the eco-living world. - I think that there’s a lot of room for being imperfect in the sustainable movement and am a big supporter of things like love miles, where your flights and overseas travel is to see loved ones, or attend important events. - I also think that we shouldn’t have to sacrifice things we really love in order to be more sustainable, whether that’s painting or creating things that aren’t the most eco-friendly or low waste, eating avocados, having a gaming console, buying a item of clothing that we’ll wear 1000 times and cherish - the list goes on. - So what’s on your ‘imperfect’ list? Mine is flights, avocados & nail polish 🥑 - [Image Description: Half an avocado against a white wall] - #ethicalconversations #ethicalinfluencers #sustainableliving #ecofriendlyliving #ecofriendly #ecoliving #sustainablelifestyle #ethicalshopping #ecofriendlyhome #ecofriendlytips #sustainablefarming #sustainablefood #avocadolover #veganfood #sustainableeating #lowimpactliving #lowwasteliving #lowwastelifestyle #lowimpactmovement #zerowasteliving #zerowastelifestyle ...

Do you have ZWS products on the way? All of our packaging is home compostable or recyclable🙌🏼
No plastic waste ever ✔️
Water activated paper tape ✔️
Corn starch packing peanuts ✔️
Compostable shipping labels (even the backs are 100% recyclable- the first on the market!) ✔️
Minimal & post-consumer packaging materials ✔️.

Do you have ZWS products on the way? All of our packaging is home compostable or recyclable🙌🏼 No plastic waste ever ✔️ Water activated paper tape ✔️ Corn starch packing peanuts ✔️ Compostable shipping labels (even the backs are 100% recyclable- the first on the market!) ✔️ Minimal & post-consumer packaging materials ✔️ ...

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” || J.K. Rowling.

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” || J.K. Rowling ...

In the spirit of minimalism, reducing, reusing, and just honest-to-goodness simplicity, meet my DIY dish soap that uses the same ingredients as our hair and body soap. Yep, I don't like to complicate things, and it's so easy to make. And, dishwashing wouldn't be complete without its dishwashing helpers: wooden brushes and handmade organic cotton cleaning pad and dish towel. I also use similar utensils to clean the bathroom and around the house. Seriously, why complicate things? Squirt a little dish soap onto the scrubbing cloth or brush and I go to town on my hand-wash only dishes. Then, I throw the cloth into the dishwasher or washing machine when it's time to refresh. Here's the recipe for the homemade dish soap if you'd like to put it at your kitchen sink or in the bathroom. Scrub-a-dub-dub!
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Ingredients
Castile soap + ¼ tsp. of tea tree and ¼ tsp. of lavender essential oils
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Directions
Add ingredients to squirt bottle of choice. Apply to eco-friendly brush, sponge, or cotton pad, add a bit of water, and scrub as usual. Shake before each use..

In the spirit of minimalism, reducing, reusing, and just honest-to-goodness simplicity, meet my DIY dish soap that uses the same ingredients as our hair and body soap. Yep, I don't like to complicate things, and it's so easy to make. And, dishwashing wouldn't be complete without its dishwashing helpers: wooden brushes and handmade organic cotton cleaning pad and dish towel. I also use similar utensils to clean the bathroom and around the house. Seriously, why complicate things? Squirt a little dish soap onto the scrubbing cloth or brush and I go to town on my hand-wash only dishes. Then, I throw the cloth into the dishwasher or washing machine when it's time to refresh. Here's the recipe for the homemade dish soap if you'd like to put it at your kitchen sink or in the bathroom. Scrub-a-dub-dub! ** Ingredients Castile soap + ¼ tsp. of tea tree and ¼ tsp. of lavender essential oils *** Directions Add ingredients to squirt bottle of choice. Apply to eco-friendly brush, sponge, or cotton pad, add a bit of water, and scrub as usual. Shake before each use. ...

🍊Squeeze the Day!🍊⁣
⁣ Reminder that waste is a man-made concept, nature has no waste system (think about it 😎), and when we throw away food we are throwing away money/resources/life. 💰☀️🌊
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Shoutout to all the fellow food vacuums out there that don’t let a thing go to waste and all the parents out there grocery shoppin who know damn well the kids won’t finish 8 mangoes. 🥭😏🤙🏽
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🍵😘That’s all..

🍊Squeeze the Day!🍊⁣ ⁣ Reminder that waste is a man-made concept, nature has no waste system &#40 ;think about it 😎&#41 ;, and when we throw away food we are throwing away money/resources/life. 💰☀️🌊 ⁣ Shoutout to all the fellow food vacuums out there that don’t let a thing go to waste and all the parents out there grocery shoppin who know damn well the kids won’t finish 8 mangoes. 🥭😏🤙🏽 ⁣ 🍵😘That’s all. ...

i'm finally on week 10 of my Institute for Integrative Nutrition @nutritionschool health coaching course and i'm loving it so far! recently we had a whole module covering

i'm finally on week 10 of my Institute for Integrative Nutrition @nutritionschool health coaching course and i'm loving it so far! recently we had a whole module covering "farmacology" and how the microbiome of the soil our food is grown in DIRECTLY correlates to the microbiome in our gut. crazy, right? this makes buying produce from organic farms with regenerative soil practices ever more important because their fruits and vegetables carry strains of bacteria that are much more diverse and beneficial to our guts. produce coming from large corporations that practice monocropping and heavy pesticide use have much less bacterial diversity and so they weaken the diversity within our own microbiome as well. ⠀⠀ bottom line: the soil our food is grown in DETERMINES our health... or lack there of it. ⠀⠀ so... how can you nourish your body with organic produce without breaking the bank? my biggest tip (and what I will be doing when I move to Atlanta) is joining a CSA program. CSA stands for community supported agriculture; farms run their own program and usually support 100-300 local families every week with boxes full of fresh, seasonal produce harvested weekly. CSAs are a much cheaper way to buy organic produce because members pay one fee for produce year round rather than buying each organic item individually. bulk purchases and memberships always lower prices. ⠀⠀ trust me, i'm far from perfect when it comes to eating organic. especially being a recent college graduate with little money in the bank, i'm just trying to make it from week to week getting enough food on the table to survive. buying organic often gets placed on the back burner. but as soon as I get a job, my first priority is going to be investing in an organic food supply from a family-owned CSA. the microbiome of the soil our food is grown in influences the microbiome in our guts, so investing in farms that practice regenerative soil practices is one of the best things we can do to support our gut health and overall health. ...

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#TobytheSCOBY day 8! Not sure if I see much of a difference in size today.. Hubby says it’s gotten a bit bigger since yesterday but I don’t see it. However, I am noticing that the SCOBY appears to be lifting from the liquid, so that’s cool! According to my research, if I leave it undisturbed it *should* be ready by next Tuesday!! 🤞🏻I am just so fascinated with the whole process!I find myself checking on it numerous times throughout the day 🙂.

#TobytheSCOBY day 8! Not sure if I see much of a difference in size today.. Hubby says it’s gotten a bit bigger since yesterday but I don’t see it. However, I am noticing that the SCOBY appears to be lifting from the liquid, so that’s cool! According to my research, if I leave it undisturbed it *should* be ready by next Tuesday!! 🤞🏻I am just so fascinated with the whole process!I find myself checking on it numerous times throughout the day 🙂 ...

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HERES TO THE CRAZY ONES // The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… ⁠⠀
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You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… ⁠⠀
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They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. ⁠⠀
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>>> Steve Jobs ⁠⠀
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#crazyones #misfits #rebel #troublemakers #stevejobs #quote #stevejobsquote #genius #changetheworld⁠⠀
⁣#mothernatureisababe #ecowarrior #sustainableliving  #zerowaste #plasticfree #sustainable #ecofriendly  #mothernature #adventureseekers #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #savetheplanet #lowwastelifestyle #keeptheseaplasticfree #waronwaste #environmentallyfriendly #entrepreneur #smallbusiness #dogood #bcorp ⁠.

⁠⠀ HERES TO THE CRAZY ONES // The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ >>> Steve Jobs ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #crazyones #misfits #rebel #troublemakers #stevejobs #quote #stevejobsquote #genius #changetheworld ⁠⠀ ⁣#mothernatureisababe #ecowarrior #sustainableliving #zerowaste #plasticfree #sustainable #ecofriendly #mothernature #adventureseekers #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #savetheplanet #lowwastelifestyle #keeptheseaplasticfree #waronwaste #environmentallyfriendly #entrepreneur #smallbusiness #dogood #bcorp ⁠ ...

Woohoo! Someone ordered some of my favorites: bumbucha dishwashing soap, wooden dish brush (with detachable head), and a wooden soap dish. I use these every day, multiple times per day. ⁣⁣
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Just FYI - even though no one is sick in my home, I washed my hands and disinfected every working surface including the computer keyboard and pens before and while packing the order. Staying healthy is serious stuff! #spreadalohanotgerms⁣⁣
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#zerowastecleaning⁣⁣
#plasticfreecleaning ⁣⁣
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#zerowaste⁣⁣
#zerowastehome⁣⁣
#zeroplastic⁣⁣
#plasticfree⁣⁣
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#plasticfreeliving⁣⁣
#zerowastekitchen ⁣⁣
#shopsmallhawaii⁣⁣
#plasticfreehawaii⁣⁣⁣
#plasticsucks⁣⁣
#wastefreehawaii.

Woohoo! Someone ordered some of my favorites: bumbucha dishwashing soap, wooden dish brush (with detachable head), and a wooden soap dish. I use these every day, multiple times per day. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Just FYI - even though no one is sick in my home, I washed my hands and disinfected every working surface including the computer keyboard and pens before and while packing the order. Staying healthy is serious stuff! #spreadalohanotgerms ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #zerowastecleaning ⁣⁣ #plasticfreecleaning ⁣⁣ #ecofriendlycleaning ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #zerowaste ⁣⁣ #zerowastehome ⁣⁣ #zeroplastic ⁣⁣ #plasticfree ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #zerowastehome ⁣⁣ #lowwastelifestyle ⁣⁣ #plasticfreeliving ⁣⁣ #zerowastekitchen ⁣⁣ #shopsmallhawaii ⁣⁣ #plasticfreehawaii ⁣⁣⁣ #plasticsucks ⁣⁣ #wastefreehawaii ...

LOW WASTE DURING QUARANTINE
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I, like many other low wasters during this time, have been feeling disheartened by the current situation. I miss buying my bulk items and going to farmers markets. I get anxiety over the level of packaged food we're eating
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But I realized the other day that there's a silver lining (really!). This is a list of new low waste things I'm getting into now that life has changed slightly. Some of these have significant eco-impact (like not driving)! It doesn't mean that I have to pause all my low waste behaviours, it just means I have an opportunity to explore new areas of growth and once this is all over I can resume and will have learned new eco strategies 🤗
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What low waste things are you focusing on during quarantine?.

LOW WASTE DURING QUARANTINE . . I, like many other low wasters during this time, have been feeling disheartened by the current situation. I miss buying my bulk items and going to farmers markets. I get anxiety over the level of packaged food we're eating . . But I realized the other day that there's a silver lining (really!). This is a list of new low waste things I'm getting into now that life has changed slightly. Some of these have significant eco-impact (like not driving)! It doesn't mean that I have to pause all my low waste behaviours, it just means I have an opportunity to explore new areas of growth and once this is all over I can resume and will have learned new eco strategies 🤗 . . What low waste things are you focusing on during quarantine? ...

Sooo I haven’t bought laundry detergent in about a year now. I’ve tried a couple different DIY recipes and this one is by far my favorite. I already had most of the ingredients on hand, other than washing soda, which is very cheap. I’d estimate that if you were starting from scratch with all ingredients it would cost $20-$35 depending on where you purchase them. I use an 1/8-1/2 cup of the powder depending on the size of the load, breaking down to pennies per load. Eco & wallet friendly for sure. ——————————
Note: you don’t have to use peppermint oil. I personally like more woodsy/masculine scents for my laundry. I use Texas Cedarwood. You can use whatever you like!
This is HE washer compatible, as it does not create a lot of suds. / TIP FOR ALL DIY: write/label the recipe on the back of your jar! This recipe came from @kelly.ann.carpenter and the final pic was illustrated by @ajtheillustrator :) #zerowaste #eco #ecofriendly #lowwaste #lowwastelifestyle #reduceyourimpact #motherearth #consciousnessoverconvenience
#thereisnoplanetb #plasticfree #sustainable #natural #diy #diycleaning #diycleaningsupplies #aesthetic #reduce #repurpose #reuse #recycle #diylaundrydetergent #diyfabricsoftener #diy.

Sooo I haven’t bought laundry detergent in about a year now. I’ve tried a couple different DIY recipes and this one is by far my favorite. I already had most of the ingredients on hand, other than washing soda, which is very cheap. I’d estimate that if you were starting from scratch with all ingredients it would cost $20-$35 depending on where you purchase them. I use an 1/8-1/2 cup of the powder depending on the size of the load, breaking down to pennies per load. Eco & wallet friendly for sure. —————————— Note: you don’t have to use peppermint oil. I personally like more woodsy/masculine scents for my laundry. I use Texas Cedarwood. You can use whatever you like! This is HE washer compatible, as it does not create a lot of suds. / TIP FOR ALL DIY: write/label the recipe on the back of your jar! This recipe came from @kelly.ann.carpenter and the final pic was illustrated by @ajtheillustrator :) #zerowaste #eco #ecofriendly #lowwaste #lowwastelifestyle #reduceyourimpact #motherearth #consciousnessoverconvenience #thereisnoplanetb #plasticfree #sustainable #natural #diy #diycleaning #diycleaningsupplies #aesthetic #reduce #repurpose #reuse #recycle #diylaundrydetergent #diyfabricsoftener #diy ...

Making another batch of my toilet bowl cleaner, this bottle lasted me 4 months and I clean my toilet very regularly. 1/4 bottle sal suds, rest water, plus drops of #teatreeoil (disinfectant) and #pine for scent. Sprinkle baking soda inside bowl, spray & scrub. #zerowaste #eco #ecofriendly #lowwaste #lowwastelifestyle #reduceyourimpact #motherearth #consciousnessoverconvenience
#thereisnoplanetb #plasticfree #sustainable #reduce #repurpose #reuse #recycle #natural #diy #diycleaning #diycleaningsupplies #aesthetic.

Making another batch of my toilet bowl cleaner, this bottle lasted me 4 months and I clean my toilet very regularly. 1/4 bottle sal suds, rest water, plus drops of #teatreeoil (disinfectant) and #pine for scent. Sprinkle baking soda inside bowl, spray & scrub. #zerowaste #eco #ecofriendly #lowwaste #lowwastelifestyle #reduceyourimpact #motherearth #consciousnessoverconvenience #thereisnoplanetb #plasticfree #sustainable #reduce #repurpose #reuse #recycle #natural #diy #diycleaning #diycleaningsupplies #aesthetic ...