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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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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Last year I wrote “60 Zero Waste Resolutions for 2020” at the beginning of January. It was meant to be a sort of intro to low-waste living—a “tasting menu” of ideas to try. The list was widely shared on social media, too, and it was lovely to see so many people interested in trying out some Zero Waste swaps as part of their resolutions. But (spoiler alert!) 2020 didn’t exactly go as planned. Instead, it was harder than ever to make the traditional low-waste swaps.
Moreover, an emphasis on individual changes can seem downright silly when it comes to tackling systemic issues. It’s always been that way, but I feel that the challenges and suffering of 2020 made it even more apparent. Supporting our communities is more important than any individual Zero Waste swap. After all, low-waste living is about making the world a better place for everyone.
Are low-waste swaps useless? No, of course not. We still need to make individual changes when we can. But it is important to put our precious energy to good use. That means a balance of individual changes mixed with community work. Wondering where to start? Here are some of my personal favourite eco-friendly resolutions to (hopefully) help inspire you.
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I love the holidays! As we all know, though, Christmas is going to look different this year. It’s no surprise that COVID has turned everything, including the holidays, upside down. However, as with being eco-minded, it’s all about creativity: finding innovative ways to make things fun and festive. With that in mind, I’ve compiled some of the posts and articles I’ve written over the years, to hopefully help inspire your own (COVID-safe, eco-friendly) celebrations.
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Thoughtful and sustainable suggestions for everyone on your list
I can’t believe it, but the holidays are right around the corner! If you’re struggling with the thought of giving gifts this year, you’re not alone. Sadly, for many of us what we truly want (in-person togetherness) needs to be saved until things are safer, COVID-wise. Adding COVID to the already-tricky concept of eco-friendly gift giving seems to make everything even trickier. Fear not, though, because there are plenty of ways that we can show our loved ones that we care, even if it’s from afar.
Here are my top tips:
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