A Low Waste Dog: How Fido can Help Save the Planet

I’m back in NJ with the family. If you’ve read any of my other posts, you know they cause me eco-anxiety. Yesterday I went to the store with my nephews and whipped out my reusable bags at checkout, to the surprise and amusement of my nephew, Michael. He told me NJ has started charging for plastic bags at supermarkets and other stores (progress!). In my … Continue reading A Low Waste Dog: How Fido can Help Save the Planet

Eco-anxiety: it’s real.

For the past three weeks I’ve been “quarantining” at my mom’s house in New Jersey where my brother, his wife, and my grandmother are currently staying. Needless to say I’ve been living outside of my comfort zone and outside of my normal routine. It seems I am always confronted with my own privilege, biases and overall financial security whenever I leave my bubble in DC … Continue reading Eco-anxiety: it’s real.

Trigger Word: Sustainability. Is it even doable?

In my post a few weeks ago on the “zero waste movement,” I shared my anxiety and general disapproval of the term “zero waste” and why it should be renamed something seemly more attainable, such as “low waste living,” or “eco-living.” I described the movement as an attempt to reduce our environmental impact (particularly when it comes to single use plastics) and stimulate a circular … Continue reading Trigger Word: Sustainability. Is it even doable?

Living “Zero-Waste” to save money.

What is Zero-Waste? It all started with composting. Naive little old me, I just thought it was a nice idea that my food scraps could be reborn into soil. Next thing you know, I watch a documentary that debunks the glories of recycling and BOOM, I’m suddenly falling deep into an investigative youtube rabbit hole about all things zero-waste. The first thing I learned was … Continue reading Living “Zero-Waste” to save money.