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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.

Brands We Love

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Join @sbecorotary and us for a movie night followed by a panel discussion on living a zero waste lifestyle with @zero.waste.family and @producegood on January 26, 2021 at 6 p.m. PST
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All proceeds of this fundraising event will go to ProduceGood.
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Visit our website (link in bio) for more information and registration link.
#zerowaste #foodwaste #foodwastereduction #rotary #ecorotary #zerowastelifestyle
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Made up more disinfect wipes to take along in the car and here is my recipe. 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
¾ cup distilled water
10 drops of Thieves essential oil
5 drops of lemon essential oil
Mix all the ingredients in the mason jar and add wipes. Screw lid on, and shake and turn jar upside down to make certain all wipes get soaked. Once you are all out of wipes, just make a new batch with washed wipes. If there is any liquid left, you can save it and use it for the new batch.





#diydisinfectantwipes #zerowastedisinfectantwipes #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowasteonabudget #zerowastehome #zerowastelife #zerowasterecipe #chemicalfree #chemicalfreedisinfection #chemicalfreeliving #chemicalfreecleaning #budgetingtips #moneysavingtips #plasticfreeliving #plasticfreelife #sustainableliving
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Snow Day!





#snowday❄️ #snowstorm #juliancalifornia #homeschooltrip #family #familytime #familyfun
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Spicy black bean soup made with leftover black beans, veggie scrap stock and topped with leftover white rice and mixed salad.





#blackbeansoup #beansoup #leftovermakeover #leftoversfordinner #vegansoup #comfortsoup #vegansofinstagram #veganfamily
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To all you moms out there, you’re doing a fantastic job!!!






#mom #momlife #momsofinstagram #mommylife #lifewithkids #momproblems #momlifeisthebestlife #parenting
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Bunny love ❤️





#furbaby #bunny #bunnygirl #bunnylover #kidsandpets #furryfriends #lifewithkids #mommylife #animallover @bellasyren
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One happy gardener here because it’s finally raining and I got lots of plants planted, seeds in the ground and potatoes planted so now we’ll let nature do the rest.





#natureatitsbest #rain #raining #onehappygardener #gardenlife #victorygarden #gardeninspiration #gardensofinstagram #growingfood #growwhatyoueat #backyardgarden #urbanhomestead #selfsufficientliving #growingfoodinmygarden #growingfood
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Fun interview with @news4sa this morning talking about money saving tips and our no buy challenge.




#moneysaver #moneysavingtips #money #budgetingtips #budgeting #nobuy #nobuychallenge #savingmoney #zerowastefamily
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I think people assume that we live on a big far but we live 10 minutes from downtown San Diego and grow 80% of our food on a 1/8 acre. We grow in the front of the house, side and back and still have some space for the kids and pets. This is today’s harvest and we feel so lucky to be feeding our family healthy and homegrown veggies.





#homegrownveggies #homegrownfood #growtoeat #urbanhomestead #backyardgrowers #growingfood #fromplanttoplate #selfsufficientliving #greenliving #ecofamily
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A sneak peak into our zero waste fridge. It’s possible to store food without waste with glass jars, plastic free container from @lifewithoutplastics, beeswax wraps and cloth bags. The trick is to make sure you clean fridge often and store food the proper way to reduce food spoiling.





Picture by @jamiestreetphoto
#zerowastefridge #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #zerowastefood #zerowastelife #storingfoodwithoutplastic #plasticfreeliving #plasticfree
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Posted @withregram • @sbecorotary Join @sbecorotary for a movie night followed by a panel discussion on living a zero waste lifestyle with @zero.waste.family and @producegood on January 26, 2021 at 6 p.m. PST
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All proceeds of this fundraising event will go to ProduceGood.
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Visit our website (link in bio) for more information and registration link.
#zerowaste #foodwaste #foodwastereduction #rotary #ecorotary #zerowastelifestyle
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Warm soup, live candles with my favorite people Life is good 😌





#dinner #candlelightdinner #hygge #hyggelife #hyggelifestyle #familydinner #dinnertime #lifeisgood #familytime #familyiseverything #mommylife #lifewithkids
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