Category: ZERO WASTE CHALLENGES

10 QUICK WAYS TO DEAL WITH CLUTTER WITHOUT TOSSING IT IN THE TRASH

10 Quick Ways to Deal With Clutter Without Tossing it in the Trash

If you’re like me, you’ve probably felt at one time or another that you just have too much stuff. More toys than your kids use, overstuffed closets, drawers that won’t close, and file cabinets filled to the brim–all things you think you may need or wear or use someday.

But oftentimes, someday never comes, and instead this clutter increases stress and anxiety, and decreases productivity. You waste time and energy caring for it, cleaning it, reorganizing it, and trying to make it fit in your life.

So if you’ve been wanting to minimize your possessions and free yourself of the burden of owning too much stuff, or if you just feel you need to declutter a bit, this checklist is a perfect starting place.

(more…)

MEREDITH’S JOURNEY TO ZERO WASTE: IT STARTED WITH NATURE

www.zeroish.org Zero Waste Living for Everyone

This year, Meredith’s family of five will try to fit all of the garbage they create for the whole year into a single kitchen garbage bag.

In 2017, I set a goal of getting outside with my kids for 1,000 hours. My motivation was simple: more fresh air, more sunshine, and more exercise would be beneficial to my kids’ well-being. Simply, I wanted healthier, happier kids!

We crossed the 1,000 hours mark back in September and with a just a few days left in 2017, we are approaching 1,300 hours spent outside this year. We made so many fun memories, and I think the outdoor time offered them all of the benefits I hoped it would, and some.

One thing I failed to anticipate was the effect 1,000 hours outside would have on me.

(more…)