The 41st annual Park Hill Home Tour and Street Fair had great results including a sustainability zone, waste diversion, an engaged community and so much fun!
Our next morning was Valentine’s Day and we were headed to the butterfly sanctuary. When my children were little and taking Music Together classes and watching “Dora the Explorer”, I heard this folk tale about a butterfly, “La Mariposa”, in which animals enamored by the butterfly would say “Mariposa, Mariposa, will you marry me?” (There’s […]
Sustainable Fashion – Try out a Thrift Store! Today’s challenge is to explore thrift shopping if you don’t already. Check out a local thrift store and see what great selection they have for all sorts of items. Some are better than others, so I would recommend doing your research. Maybe start here: Thrift Store Google Search […]
Create a Car Kit! Today’s challenge is to set up a car kit to make zero waste shopping and such easier. It could be as simple as: a cardboard box, a reusable coffee mug, reusable drink bottle, reusable straws and cutlery, cloth napkins, A to-go/take-away kit a few Mason jars, mesh bags for shopping for […]
Tare It Up! Packaging…one of the most tedious items to eliminate from our daily lives. But there’s hope as, more and more, you can bring in your own containers to select stores and get what you’re paying for without having to dispose of/recycle the packaging. Ironically, my parents generation did this anyway with milk and […]
I live in Denver, Colorado and there is a fantastic new store called “Zero Market” here. It’s located in a re-purposed airport building near where I live. They have lotions, laundry soap, shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, tea, essential oils, cleaners, and so much more that people can buy using their own containers. You can also […]