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a Practical Guide

I think most people assume I was “born green.” The truth is that before 2006, while I did favor organic food and I did recycle … that was about it. I knew about climate change and was concerned about it—but it wasn’t until I became a mother that I felt a deep sense of urgency. Fueled by that maternal, protective instinct to leave my children with a healthy planet to call home long after I’m gone— we’ve slowly (and clumsily, at times) embraced a zero-waste lifestyle—and we’re figuring it out as we go.

A Family's Journey to Zero Waste

We’re a family of five living zero-waste, plant-based, & mindfully minimal so that both our kids and our planet can enjoy a beautiful, thriving future. We focus on current environmental issues, share tips & ideas, and offer helpful information about sustainable products. Enjoy the reading!

Compost 101 Class

Did you know that when you throw your food scraps in the trashcan, the food never composts at the city dump?  Instead it creates methane gas which is a huge contributor to our climate crisis.  What this online class and schedule a call with James to get all your questions answered!

Date: On Demand

Get Started going zero waste

Zero Waste

Our family’s zero waste journey began in 2016 and today we produce almost no waste and live a more...

Plant-Based Vegan Blog

Plant-Based, Vegan

We eat mostly plant-based and vegan; because it’s better for our health (and we love animals).

Zero Waste Gardening

Gardening

Anyone who has a garden or space is sure to know about the positive benefits of spending time outdoors.

Minimalism

Minimalism

The philosophy of minimalism is to own less and live intentionally—it’s a simple concept that begins with...

Film - Zero Time To Waste

Zero Time to Waste – The Film

We created this film and handbook in hopes of making the shift to zero waste feel less overwhelming. We’ve collected tips, recipes, life hacks, and brands that have helped us along the way— and are excited to now share them with you. We hope you’ll join this ever-growing Zero-Waste Family that’s building a conscious shift towards sustainability—because the truth is there’s no time to waste.

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We’re harvesting cabbage and enjoying eating lots but also enlisting help from friends to ferment some. It’s great to be part of a huge fermenting experts community🙌





#fermenting #cabbage #growingcabbage #homegrownfood #napacabbage #ittakesavillage #urbanhomestead #growingfoodinmygarden #growingfoodinthecity #victorygarden #sandiegogardening #backyardgarden #growingfood #growtoeat #organicgardening
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Reducing waste at home is one thing but when you’re outside that zone it might get tricky. Having a car kit with essentials like cups, cutlery, planted, napkins, produce bags and more helps us reduce waste when we’re out as a family.





#zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #zerowaste #thezerowastefamily #zerowaste #zerowastetips #zerowastewithkids #wastefreeliving #wastefreelife #reducereuserecycle
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Do you only eat salads as a vegan? Nope I eat yummy chocolate cake 😁 •





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Zero waste in the bathroom so difficult as it might seems. When we started our journey to zero waste in 2006 there were no replacements while today there are a growing market for plastic free and sustainable alternatives for almost everything in the bathroom. I love to see how a higher demand from consumers is bring more option.





#zerowastebathroom #zerowastepersonalcare #zerowastepersonalhygiene #zerowasteliving #zerowaste
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Lots of sprouting happing in my kitchen. Sprouts can be grown at any time of year in even the smallest home, and on the smallest budget. What’s more they’re packed with vitamins and nutrients, and one of the healthiest foods you can eat.





#indoorgardening #indoorgrowing #sprouts #sproutingseeds #sprouting #sproutingwellness #veganonabudget #veganfood #budgetingtips #budgetfood #zerowastefoodchallenge #zerowastefood #thezerowastefamily
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We harvested lots of potatoes yesterday and this is from just 10 plants 😁





#potatoes #growingpotatoes #potatoharvest #urbanhomestead #growingfood #growingfoodathome #backyardgrowers #selfsufficientliving #sustainablegardening #permaculturegarden #organicgardening #zerowasteliving #zerowastegarden #gardeninspiration #gardeninglife
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It’s almost been a year since I packed a lunch for my kids but this week by oldest is back at @waldorfsandiego





#bentoboxlunch #lunchbots #zerowastepackedlunch #zerowastelunch #zerowasteliving #zerowastefamily #thezerowastefamily #wastefreeliving #whatveganseat
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Zero waste pencils from Three Leaf for my zero waste teen by the way now share her life as a zero waste , minimalist and plant-based teenager on @bellaearth




#zerowastepencils #zerowasteschoolsupplies #zerowasteteenagers #zerowasteliving #zerowastelife #thezerowastefamily
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Home baked bread with homemade jam from homegrown fruit, it just does not get better than that😊





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Finally the tutorial of the homemade stamps the kids made is up and the link is in the bio. This was one of the most fun crafts we have done in homeschool and one the kids absolutely loved.





#diystamp #kidscrafts #kidscraftideas #kidscraft #homeschool #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #homeschoolactivities #homeschoolcrafts
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Digging up our dinner. These beauty will be roasted with lots of garlic and rosemary





#potatoesofinstagram #potatoes #growingpotatoes #potatoharvest #harvesttime #growtoeat #growtoeatfresh #urbanhomestead #selfsufficientliving #vegetablegardeninglife #growingfoodinmygarden #growingfoodathome #gardeninspiration #sustainableliving
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