How to ditch fast fashion and curate a sustainable wardrobe

How to ditch fast fashion and curate a sustainable wardrobe

I’m thrilled to share with you a new article that I’ve written for alive magazine! “Don’t fall for fast fashion: problems with—and solutions to—our shopping addiction” is published in the April 2021 issue of alive, which you can find in-store or online here. I loved interviewing Candice Batista, Canadian environmental journalist and founder of The Eco Hub.

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Your guide to an eco-friendly Easter

Your guide to an eco-friendly Easter

For our family, celebrating Easter means celebrating the changing seasons and welcoming springtime. Here in Vancouver, spring is in the air and blossoms are everywhere. It’s truly a lovely time of year.

Just like any other holiday, I aim to make Easter as eco-friendly as possible—but without losing any sleep over it! I don’t DIY everything, and that’s perfectly okay.

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Nature books for kids: Spring

Nature books for kids: Spring

20 books for kids … and the kid in you, too

Welcome to the second installment of my series on seasonal books for kids! Spring is just around the corner, so let’s celebrate with a list of children’s books about springtime.

There are so many wonderful books about spring! It’s hard to narrow them down. I tried to select a variety—some about the changing seasons, some about planting seeds and growing gardens, some about springtime animals, and some about exploring nature. I hope you like them.

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Nature books for kids: Winter

Nature books for kids: Winter

20 books for kids … and the kid in you, too

I’m happy to introduce the first segment in a new series for my blog! Children’s literature is one of my favourite things, and I thought that it was long overdue for me to start writing about it on a regular basis.

I believe that children’s literature is a powerful way to help guide children and teach them about the world, but there’s also a lot that us adults can learn from children’s books as well. Books encourage curiosity, create enchantment and whimsy out of the mundane, and remind us of what it is to be a child. When it comes to books about nature, there are so many beautiful options to choose from! Here are just a few of my favourites for the winter season.

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Your guide to an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day

Your guide to an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day

Let’s be honest: Valentine’s Day has fallen out of favour recently, with many disregarding the holiday altogether. I completely understand and appreciate this sentiment. At the same time, it’s a long winter—especially with the pandemic! It can be refreshing to have little things to look forward to and add some excitement to the day-to-day, even if it’s a rather frivolous holiday. And I firmly believe that you can give gifts that are sustainable and can help give back to the community. Here are a few ideas.

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