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Mariposa, Mariposa, Will You Marry Me?

Mariposa, Mariposa, Will You Marry Me?

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 […]

CHALLENGE  DAY 17

CHALLENGE DAY 17

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 […]

CHALLENGE DAY 14

CHALLENGE DAY 14

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 […]

CHALLENGE DAY 10

CHALLENGE DAY 10

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 […]

Zero Market

Zero Market

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 […]

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