How To Travel Eco-Consciously

As an environmentalist, it might sound counterintuitive to get on a plane which significantly pollutes our environment. But for some of us, traveling comes with the job we have, or it's the only way to see our distant family members, or we simply love exploring new places (guilty). While flying makes me feel a tad … Continue reading How To Travel Eco-Consciously

My Go To Eco-Friendly Hygiene Products

Have you ever read the ingredients on the back of your shampoo bottle? or wondered what the beads between your fingertips are made of as you exfoliate your face? Maybe you're like me and didn't think much about it because, hey, my hair is clean and my skin is soft so who cares? Well all … Continue reading My Go To Eco-Friendly Hygiene Products

A Guide To Zero Waste Periods (Say Goodbye to Expensive Tampons)

Ladies and gentlemen... that's right, men should be aware of the menstrual cycle too. I mean periods are the reason we're all here in the first place so shouldn't we all know how they work? I am over the moon to be able to share with you a straightforward guide to having a zero waste … Continue reading A Guide To Zero Waste Periods (Say Goodbye to Expensive Tampons)

The Problem with Fashion Trends

I think like most people, fashion is a form of self expression we all partake in. We find clothing that fits us comfortably, shapes us in ways that boost our confidence and overall is a fun part of being human. You get to dress yourself up however you'd like. How cool is that? Dressing myself … Continue reading The Problem with Fashion Trends

Make Your Own: Non-Toxic Surface Cleaner

Diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA) and alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) are just a few of the ingredients found in household cleaners, but how much do we really know about these hard to pronounce substances? Studies have pointed to the potential risks these cleaning ingredients pose to our long-term health, some effects being respiratory irritation, allergies and headaches … Continue reading Make Your Own: Non-Toxic Surface Cleaner

Zero Waste Shaving

Did you know, “The EPA estimates that 2 billion razors are thrown away each year.” In the United States, over two billion plastic razors are thrown away each year, but a significant amount doesn't end up in landfills. In fact, 32 percent of plastic products end up in the ocean. To put this into perspective, that … Continue reading Zero Waste Shaving

“It’s Just One Straw” – Said 7 Billion People

Convenience and a fast-paced lifestyle are themes of modern day society that have always been happening in the background of my life – It’s not until a few years ago that this background has made it’s way to the forefront, and I’ll tell you why – Everything each one of us does has an effect … Continue reading “It’s Just One Straw” – Said 7 Billion People

Eco-Friendly Life Hacks

When it comes to making your life a little greener, you might be helping more than just mama earth. Here are some ways to keep the earth clean while improving your health and saving money? Yes! BYOB - No, not your own beer, bottle! You can fill up on beverages wherever you go, whether you're … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Life Hacks

Van-life: Finding Comfort in Discomfort

The idea of packing up your bags, loading up the car with your best friend and heading Southwest sounds like a dream, until you realize you need to make cooking, bathing, sleeping and all other human necessities happen out of a Kia Sedona. Before leaving on our 3 month adventure, we did a lot of … Continue reading Van-life: Finding Comfort in Discomfort

Sea Turtles… Friends or Food?

Well, it turns out many people in Nicaragua eat sea turtles and their eggs even though it is illegal, there isn't much regulation. At first it was really devastating to hear as an environmental education volunteer, and while it's still devastating, I understand that eating sea turtle eggs is a tradition that has been passed … Continue reading Sea Turtles… Friends or Food?