Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and many other popular shopping attractions are contributors to the inhumane labor and unsustainable practices that are hidden behind the curtain of fast fashion. Similar to how we rush to fast food drive-thrus to quickly satisfy our hunger and cravings, we rush to fast fashion retailers to satisfy our… Continue reading Fast Fashion: why it’s unsustainable and unethical.
Glass spray bottle is from Humble Studs on Etsy.com We can all agree that cleaning products are essential to maintain a clean home, but toxic cleaning products aren’t. After learning that commercial cleaning products can contribute to indoor pollution, I decided to give a homemade, natural all-purpose cleaner a try. There are a variety of… Continue reading Homemade Natural All-Purpose Cleaner: an alternative to toxic cleaners.
The zero-waste movement can seem daunting and often elite — only holding a place for the privileged with lots of disposable income to purchase the fancy swaps displayed on social media, but as a college student who knows all about having a tight budget, living a low-waste lifestyle doesn’t have to be expensive. The movement… Continue reading 5 Free Ways to Practice Zero Waste.
Items from Sonora Refillery in Oceanside, CA. It’s been a year since I’ve decided to begin living a life with less waste. This lifestyle requires a lot of learning, patience, and practice which means going zero waste doesn’t happen overnight. Throughout my journey, I’ve made small changes along the way and I’ve begun leaning more… Continue reading My Recent Zero Waste Swaps.
Picture shot at Trilogy Sanctuary located in La Jolla, CA moments before Ariel yoga class. My six year anniversary of being vegan is approaching and I’ve noticed how much my lifestyle and values have evolved since making this change at 14 years old. I initially went vegan for animal rights, but six years later my… Continue reading How Veganism, Minimalism & Zero Waste Made Me a Better Person.
Trash — we all have it and the amount we are sending into landfills and oceans is getting worse. Everyone has heard of the viral hashtag “Save The Turtles '' and it took the internet by storm after a video of a sea turtle had a plastic straw stuck in its nose. The hashtag created… Continue reading Zero Waste Living.
Over these past few months, I’ve been looking for more ways to live more sustainably. This pursuit is, in fact, due to my love of minimalism and a dream of living a life with a minimal impact on animals, the earth, and the environment. The Zero Waste movement , for those of you who are… Continue reading 5 Easy Beginner Zero Waste Swaps.