Why low waste? Part 2: Recycling isn’t the answer
Note: This post has been updated with new information, as of February 2020. Welcome to my second post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. (Click here for the first post, all about landfills.) As a society, we love recycling. It’s hard not to love it, when it’s promoted as…
Why low waste? Part 1: Nothing breaks down in landfills
I realize that I haven’t fully addressed the reasons why I’m making an effort to live with less waste. The reasons are always bouncing around in my head, so I thought it was time to write them down properly. So here’s the first part of a three-part series about the big “why?” First, I’m writing…
The ultimate list of experience and low-waste gift ideas
I almost feel guilty admitting this, but I love giving gifts. I love choosing them, wrapping them, and giving them. I always have. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve started to realize that it’s just far too much stuff. Even looking past the idea of waste and resources, I don’t have anywhere to store gifts.…
Avoiding harmful chemicals in baby and children’s products: My article in alive magazine
While all of the articles I’ve written are important to me, this alive magazine article is particularly dear to my heart. It was an honour to write, and, as a mom, a topic I feel very strongly about. I also learned so much while writing it.