These are uncertain and challenging times. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are finding themselves without childcare, working from home and homeschooling at the same time. It’s no easy feat. I’ve been brainstorming some activities for myself and my son while we’re isolating at home. For myself, I’m trying to balance my natural urge to “be productive” with some more calming and grounding activities that I know I need for my mental health.
I hope these ideas spark some inspiration for you too!
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Today I have prepared for you something very special: an interview with environmentalist, writer, and mother Lindsay Coulter, about eco anxiety and eco grief. I’m hoping that you find it useful in your own climate activism.
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Introducing: 60 simple ways to go Zero Waste in 2020! Huge disclaimer: I’m very, very far from perfect. Some of these resolutions I have yet to figure out. And of course the huge elephant in the (plastic-free) room is that we need a heck of a lot more than individual swaps to get ourselves out of this environmental mess we’re in.
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“Waste is a product of negligence,” explains Ubuntu Canteen’s Executive Chef, Dave Gunawan, when I ask about his restaurant’s low-waste practices. “There’s no waste in nature, and it’s not in our vernacular either.”
But he’s talking about more than scrapping plastic water bottles and single-use coffee pods. “We need to take a multifaceted approach. We can see it through the lens of ‘Zero Waste,’ but it’s more holistic.”
Recently I was invited to dine at Ubuntu Canteen, and of course my husband Scott and I leapt at the chance. With our son at home with his grandma, we were thrilled to have a night out and experience the restaurant we had heard so much about.
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What if you don’t have a bulk or refill store near you? It’s a common question when trying to go Zero Waste and such an important topic to explore. For those in certain areas, refill stores are nowhere to be found. I get it! I never had access to them until recently.
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