Author: Shannon Kenny

Zero Waste Periods

Zero Waste Periods

Image: THINX 7 Minute Read Women are socialized to be discrete about something that happens to them every month, but today I am bringing it front and center. Yup! We’re gonna talk about women’s periods. Men, this ain’t your blog post (. . . unless […]

Eco Kits Starting at Just $20

Eco Kits Starting at Just $20

Image Courtesy EarthHero   2 Minute Read The thought of Climate Change can feel overwhelming at times. Am I right? Raise your hand if you’ve ever said this to yourself: How can I make a difference if I’m only one person? But “never doubt that […]

Reduce your Amazon Packaging in 10 Seconds

Reduce your Amazon Packaging in 10 Seconds

 6 Minute Read You know that feeling —> You just got home and your Amazon package has arrived! You slice open the box with burning excitement to get your product, and you see a mass of plastic air pillows engulfing your itty-bitty product. We all love […]

Detergent-Free Laundry…oh yeah, its a thing

Detergent-Free Laundry…oh yeah, its a thing

5 Minute Read What would you say if I told you that laundry could be done without detergent? You’d probably be skeptical…right? (**Don’t worry, I’ll help you pick your jaw off the floor after reading this.**) Last year, I went to the Green Expo in […]

5 Bathroom Swaps for Aspiring Zero-Wasters

5 Bathroom Swaps for Aspiring Zero-Wasters

4 Minute Read The Average American goes through 656 bars of soap, 198 bottles of shampoo, and 156 toothbrushes in a lifetime (National Geographic).   The way I see it, we have 2 clear options here….either stop being so damn clean 😉 or switch out […]

Confused about what ZERO WASTE actually means?

Confused about what ZERO WASTE actually means?

5 Minute Read Don’t worry, I was too…But after tons of research and almost a year of focusing on reducing my waste, I finally understand it. “At its most basic, zero waste is about significantly reducing, and eventually completely eliminating, the amount of stuff that we […]

My New Year’s Resolution: #DitchThePlastic

My New Year’s Resolution: #DitchThePlastic

2 Minute Read Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared different ideas about lowering your waste. Today, I’m going to make a pledge of my own: Starting January 1st, I will track every plastic bottle, bag, straw and utensil I use for the entire year.  My goal is […]

B.Y.O.B.B. – 2 EASY Ways to Lower Your Waste

B.Y.O.B.B. – 2 EASY Ways to Lower Your Waste

4 Minute Read [Not so] Fun Fact:   “In 2007, US consumers purchased more than 33 billion liters of bottled water …. The total energy required to produce [such a large amount] is equivalent to 32-54 million barrels of oil.” To break it down further, each bottle of water requires […]

Holiday Gift Wrap. Let’s do it the right way

Holiday Gift Wrap. Let’s do it the right way

4 Minute Read This is my collection of wrapping paper that I’ve accumulated over the years. I didn’t buy 99% of it; instead, it came from gifts received that I couldn’t bring myself to throw out. I even [not so] shamefully keep tissue paper that has been torn because I figure, it […]

Don’t be so trashy…It’s a Holiday Party

Don’t be so trashy…It’s a Holiday Party

5 Minute Read Last week, we talked about the immense amount of waste created from holiday gifts, but the way that we celebrate the holidays is also a big contributor: disposable cups, napkins, and cutlery from our holiday parties; leftover scraps from the food we […]