Okay everyone, I made my first DIY cleaning product and now I’m the queen of all things DIY. Well, even though it was the easiest thing ever and only contained two ingredients.
How much do you notice about the outdoor world? A little while back, my friend Lindsay Coulter suggested some “nature homework” for us: getting to know nature better by recognizing what happens locally in nature around the time of your birthday. You can keep track year after year too. How lovely is that?
I was fortunate to hear about BPA way back in 2010ish, when the “scandal” (I’ll call it) first broke. I was fresh out of undergrad and was working at part-time at a health food store, with a part-time editorial internship at a natural health magazine (alive). No surprise: I was hearing about BPA left, right, and centre. At the store, I spoke to concerned customers about it. At the magazine, I edited articles about it by science writers, which meant fact-checking everything by reading scientific articles. I was in BPA-land!
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.
These days, we have some great scientific studies that show what we already know intuitively: being outside has big benefits, for all involved.