Is there anyone else in the zero waste/environmental/health world that’s also in college?  I would love to exchange ideas on how to make this all work while going to school!



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10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Zero Waste Blogger!


A few weeks ago I was invited to be a part of a lovely group of people called the Zero Waste Bloggers Network. I’ve learned so much from them and can’t wait to grow on my zero waste  journey! I was tagged by Annika and I’m tagging Kara, Michelle, and Stephanie! Here it goes!

How / Why did you first start switching to a Zero Waste lifestyle?

I don’t really think there was a specific time. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been passionate about the environment (I won an Earth Day drawing contest when I was in 1st grade and got to go with all the other winners and plant trees). But I didn’t really get into the zero waste scene until recently.

Since when are you pursuing a zero waste lifestyle?

I’m still a baby in the zero waste world, probably only a few months or so. However, my family has recycled for as long as I can remember and that sort of thing, I just didn’t know it was called something. 🙂

What are some of your favorite ways to avoid trash?

Making my own things, not using something at all, reusing things, there’s so many!

How do you have so much time to make all that stuff from scratch?

There’s time for things that you want there to be time for. Once you start some of these “projects”, you see that it really doesn’t take much time at all!

How much garbage do you / does your family produce per week?

My family (my parents, my sister and I) only have about 3 trash bags a month, not including recycling.

Must be expensive to cook from scratch. Are you rich?

Hardly! Haha. I always look for things I need and wait until they are on sale and buy in bulk when I can.

What were the hardest things to give up?

Since I’m really just starting, I don’t feel like I’ve given up anything!

What are your compromise items (not zero waste but you still buy them)?

Gifts, foods I haven’t figured out how to make from scratch yet.

What are your favourite Zero Waste Blogs?

There’s so many I’ve found since joining the network! A few are:

What’s one random fun fact about you?

I love fairy tale/fantasy stories! Disney, books, Once Upon A Time, you name it! Does anyone else watch Once Upon A Time?!

Alrighty, that’s it! For the people I tagged, I can’t wait to see your answers!

Zero Waste

I’ve been looking and researching the idea of producing zero waste for a bit now and I’m loving the idea. I think for the new year I’m going to try it. I’m not going all out all at once. A lifestyle change takes time. But how awesome would it be to eventually be able to keep all my trash in a mason jar?!
This morning I brought up the idea of folding up our used wrapping paper and using it again next year to my parents. My dad said, “well that’s not what normal people do”. I don’t think too much of anything I value or come up with could be considered “normal”. I mean think about it, on Christmas every household that celebrates it will have some amount of wrapping paper to just throw away. And that’s that’s normal.
Are any of you zero waste or heard anything about it? Anyone have any tips? Help me out?