Category: DIY TUTORIALS

ZERO WASTE CLASSROOM VALENTINES YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE

Imagine this conversation:

Sorry, honey. I know you wanted to give out Star Wars cards on Valentine’s Day, but we’re going zero waste this year. That glow stick lightsaber taped to the card is “totally epic,” but it’s also totally wasteful. Your friends will play with that for a day, tops, and then it’s headed straight for the landfill. How about making some seed paper hearts instead? 

Whose kid is going to sign up for that deal?

(Not mine, at least.)

It’s a lot easier to go zero waste when you’re the only one making the decisions. Add a partner and some kids with spending money to the equation, and it gets more complicated.

Zero waste living doesn’t have to be anti-fun. Have your Star Wars Valentines! You don’t need to craft biodegradable Valentines cards for the whole second grade — just look for something that’s recyclable and plastic-free.

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SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL METHODS TO MEND YOUR CLOTHING

Simple, beautiful methods to mend your clothing

When our clothing begins to show signs of wear, we can work to repair it rather than replace it. Many of us our at a generational disadvantage in this regard. A few generations ago, most people learned basic garment care at home as children. But with the emergence of fast fashion, these skills were often set aside and many people who grew up from the 1960s onwards didn’t learn how to mend clothing. Clothing became cheap, and, well, replaceable.

But, if we want to move away from fast fashion, we need to learn these skills we may be missing. Fortunately, basic mending is not difficult. Even more fortunately, it’s 2018. We have YouTube.

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