Did you know that every time you recycle you help to preserve our forests? By continuing to do so we can look forward to the beautiful changing colours of Fall year after year! #ChangeThatCounts#FirstDayofFall
I always said I would release things and move on when I was good and ready. I had many other things to worry about that would improve and stabilize my situation, rather than focusing on things that were neither harming nor helping. I never really had time to grieve or slow down, just reflect in little ways when I was alone. I am good and ready now. Never forget that it's not just things you can let go of. People can be let go too. No anger, just a lighter load.
Fingal Island, a wonderland of immeasurable beauty.
Often I walk into our world, wearing an outfit that’s entirely secondhand.
These country road pants were the perfect shade of green; such an easy repair, with only a few buttons missing. I couldn’t resist them.
This poncho, is so comfortable. That I often wear it with nothing but bra or bikini beneath. It just goes with everything I pair it with.
My favourite hat, had the ugliest floral band around it. But, I was easily able to cut it off and repurpose an old leather hand bag strap to decorate it instead.
Because, life is too short to wear boring clothes.
My number one tip for reducing waste on site is putting an ad on gumtree or community pages like Facebook and clicking the free button. You will be surprised how quickly it will go. These timber battens were gone same day. On a previous job my favourite back packer Geof built his camper van from my left over off cuts and orders.
Thanks @savvysecondsz ...one of the best consignment shops in the #queencity I received a lot of compliments on my outfit today! #sustainablefashion#sustainableliving#reducereuserecycle#Repost @savvysecondsz with @get_repost
”Savvy Happy Customer From Head To Toe”Sunglasses,Dress, Handbag & Shoes...all SAVVY
The Dress is Marc Jacobs,Handbag is Neiman Marcus,Sunglasses are Nanette Lepore👏👏
Fingal Island, a wonderland of immeasurable beauty.
It occurred to me after the fact, that I walked the six or more kilometres. Through the bush, over sand dunes, across the tombolo, onto the island and to this location.
With no shoes on. Though, I had some with me; I just never felt the need to put them on.
Mind you, with summer fast upon us. The bindi invasion will have me soon rushing for footwear.
I loveeeee pretty packaging BUT its so expensive, gets thrown out and is against what we are trying to achieve... low waste! Kids go through so much paper already right?! So we got a card book and write notes on special occasions (and they all stay in one place!), Charli makes cards for friends out of her special paper and we recycle or use pretty reusable shopping bags. Honestly this @epicure_camden bag is too cute to throw out! And im sure 2yr old Robbie will agree! Hehe #birthdaycelebrations#lowwastebirthdays#reducereuserecycle
Best part of summer vacation? Walking and biking everywhere! It can seem nearly impossible to live without a car in LA, but small changes can make a difference. Set a radius of 1-2 miles and commit to walking or biking within those limits.
Progress + a plea to producers:
While we buy what we can waste-free, some staples don’t offer that option.
We’re vegetarians around here - a big bonus for the Earth and more critically to me, for animal welfare.
But when you’re a bunch of vegetarians who love “meat,” the result is a lot of packaged products. And the packing on these delicious and animal-loving options is minimally recyclable or not at all.
So hey, @gardein we LOVE your products and would love them more if they were packaged in a more Earth-friendly fashion!
And same to you, @beyondmeat with your utterly remarkable and completely game-changing Beyond Burger!
Anyone with me? Let’s rally to let these know how we want their super delicious products to be packaged!
RESEARCH SUMMARY // Our clothing is primarily made up of plastic textiles, such as polyester or nylon. As our clothing breaks down due to washing, aging and normal wear and tear, small plastic microfibers are released into the environment. These fibers are ending up in our rivers and streams, where they are carried to the ocean. A recent study found as many as 300 million microfibers enter the Atlantic Ocean from the Hudson River every day!
RESEARCH PAPER // Mountains to the sea: River study of plastic and non-plastic microfiber pollution in the northeast USA. Miller et al. 2017.
Content from Everblue Ally: @sustainablesam_
Less waste more blue es una iniciativa personal por poner en practica, de una manera real y conciente, las 3R: reducir, reciclar y reutilizar. El reto es hacerlo en Cartagena-Colombia, una ciudad turistica, amada por todos, pero donde aun la cultura ambiental es muy baja. Comienzo hoy mi experiencia y trataré mostrarles los retos, dificultades y aciertos del proceso. Espero sus opiniones, consejos y sugerencias para mejorar!
Less waste more blue is a personal initiative to put into practice, in a real and conscious way, the 3R: reduce, recycle and reuse. The challenge is to do it in Cartagena-Colombia, a tourist city, loved by all, but where even the environmental culture is very low. I start my experience today and I will try to show you the challenges, difficulties and successes of the process. I await your opinions, advice and suggestions to improve!
Mrs. Siegler's Weekend Art Project: Got a little sidetracked from my weekend upholstering project. We are having family over next weekend for my son's birthday and this old swingset we got from a neighbor/co worker for free needs some attention before we let all the little cousins run free in our yard. We replaced rotting boards and stained/weatherproofed the parts that will be touching the ground because I know I won't get this whole thing sanded and stained by next weekend.
Also, I grew up around power tools. My dad worked for Milwaukee Electric Tools for over 20 years, most of my childhood. He was frequently doing projects like this in the yard. I also had an awesome Industrial Arts teacher at James Hart Junior High School. I learned the basics of woodworking from Mr. Bill Menig. Still have the chair I made in his class 25 years ago. Now my daughter sees me in the yard making things with power tools. She is only 2 but all she wanted to do was hang with me today and kept asking if she could help. I want my kids to see that they can make things happen with their own skills, hard work, and time. Not everything has to be brand new from the store. Sometimes things are even better when you put a little of your own ideas and sweat into it.