Eco-friendly Style

Is eco-friendly style an oxymoron? Does being fashionable not require a consumerist mindset? Or is it possible to be stylish and sustainable at the same time? Dressing Sustainably A while ago, I wrote a post about dressing sustainably. I mentioned that, in my effort...

Would You Give a Secondhand Gift?

Would you give a secondhand gift? How would you feel about receiving a secondhand gift? With Christmas next week, it is an ideal time to think about alternatives to our consumer culture. I love secondhand or thrift shopping. I am always hunting for a bargain but more...

10 Uses for a Tin Can

Did you make a tin can telephone as a kid? I did but are there grown up uses for a tin can? We throw away (and by 'throw away' I mean recycle) a lot of tin cans. Even though are recyclable, it would be great to extend the life of some of them to reduce the impact of...

Where Can I Recycle That?

I am often asked, "Where can I recycle X?" or "What can I do with Y when I'm finished with it?" We all know you can put glass, aluminium, rigid plastics and paper products in curbside recycling bins. (You do know what can be recycled, don't you? No more...

Recycling is Good. This is Better.

There is something better than recycling. It is National Recycling Week and that has prompted me to write this post. I know we've all grown up believing that recycling is the 'green' thing to do but we actually need to recycle less. What? Recycle less? Doesn't that...

Opting out of Consumer Culture

I'm going to discuss a perhaps controversial and unpopular topic in this post: opting out of consumer culture. I talk a lot about conscious consumption and my belief that ending over-consumption in our society is going to be a key factor in reversing climate change....
Eco-friendly Style

Eco-friendly Style

Is eco-friendly style an oxymoron? Does being fashionable not require a consumerist mindset? Or is it possible to be stylish and sustainable at the same time? Dressing Sustainably A while ago, I wrote a post about dressing sustainably. I mentioned that, in my effort...

read more
10 Uses for a Tin Can

10 Uses for a Tin Can

Did you make a tin can telephone as a kid? I did but are there grown up uses for a tin can? We throw away (and by 'throw away' I mean recycle) a lot of tin cans. Even though are recyclable, it would be great to extend the life of some of them to reduce the impact of...

read more
Where Can I Recycle That?

Where Can I Recycle That?

I am often asked, "Where can I recycle X?" or "What can I do with Y when I'm finished with it?" We all know you can put glass, aluminium, rigid plastics and paper products in curbside recycling bins. (You do know what can be recycled, don't you? No more...

read more
Opting out of Consumer Culture

Opting out of Consumer Culture

I'm going to discuss a perhaps controversial and unpopular topic in this post: opting out of consumer culture. I talk a lot about conscious consumption and my belief that ending over-consumption in our society is going to be a key factor in reversing climate change....

read more