A Practical Guide to Zero Waste for Families Book

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The First And Only Guide For Families Who Want To Reduce Waste.

This book is a compilation of 14 years of learning how to go zero waste. Fredrika shows how easy it is to reduce your waste with lots of doable steps and tips for sustainable living that every person can integrate; from packing a zero waste school lunch to hosting a zero waste birthday party, and how all this can save not only the planet but also lots of money.

Turning Your Backyard Into A Pantry

Can you imagine walking out your back door to and harvest your dinner right there?

This summer, James & Fredrika bring you a brand new practical guide for cultivating fresh produce from seed to harvest. This hands-on lessons are full of tips and tricks for novice gardeners and green thumbs alike. Sign up below to be among the first to receive information regarding the upcoming course, as well as VIP discounts and more!

50% OFF Sale for Earth Month (4/2-4/22/24)
With Coupon Code: EARTHDAY


This course will teach you how to garden and grow food NO MATTER what size space you live in!

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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

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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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It might be freezing outside but that won’t stop my kids from skating all day long if I let them.

#thereisnobadweatheronlybadclothing #thereisnonadweather #friluftsliv #kidsfun #familyfun #winteractivitiesforkids #familywinteractivities #iceskating #skating #winterlife

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I can’t believe we’re already in the second week of February! Good thing we have an extra day this month.

Just a reminder that we’re giving away TWO tickets to the Zero Waste Symposium at the end of this month. I always have a blast at these events and I can’t wait to share it with two lucky people, this year.

These events by @zerowastesd are super important. Join the circular economy conversation with Zero Waste experts and sustainability changemakers driving progress by leveraging reuse, repair, refill, and recycling infrastructure across San Diego County and all over the world.

Remember to enter our giveaway! We’ll announce the winners on the 9th.

#zerowastesymposium #zerowaste #repair #reduce #reuse #circulareconomy #circularsolutions #climateaction #climatesolutions #community #zerowastesandiego #circularity #closeloops #sandiego #California #repurpose #sustainability #sustainabilitymatters #conference #networking #resourcesharing #sustainablefuture #zerowastefamily

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Happy February! Fredrika is thrilled to be speaking at the 11th annual Zero Waste Symposium! Hosted by @zerowastesd on the 28th of this month. Join us in person in San Diego or attend virtually via Zoom.

This year they have over 20 speakers who will share their learned experiences driving progress toward a circular economy!

Network with professionals, advocates, government officials, students, and concerned citizens leveraging reuse, repair, refill, and recycling to create circular systems that make our environment healthy and society sustainable for future generations.

It's hard to believe we're already in the second month of the year, but time flies, so make sure to grab your spot asap!

Register today via link in bio @zerowastesd.

#zerowastesymposium2024 #zerowastesymposium #zerowaste #zerowastesandiego #conference #sandiego #hybrid #networking #zerowastelifestyle #nonprofit #business #community #smallbusiness #missiondriven #circulareconomy #drivingchange #policy #CApolicy #compost #recycle #wastemanagement #sustainability #california #usa #sandiegofixitclinic #zerowastefamily

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#letsbreakupwithplastic #plasticfreelife #plasticfree #plasticfreeparent #thezerowastefamily #zerowastefamily ...

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Reusable loofah sponges are an eco-friendly alternative for cleaning that can be composted after use. These sponges are made from natural materials and can be used for various cleaning tasks, including dishes, countertops, and bathroom surfaces.

By using reusable loofah sponges, you can reduce waste and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.

When it's time to dispose of them, simply add them to your compost bin or pile, where they will break down naturally over time. This not only helps to reduce landfill waste but also enriches the soil with organic matter.

Make the switch to reusable loofah sponges for a greener and cleaner home.

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We love this recipe for homemade Elderberry syrup! It's great for what ails you and is a great helper during the seasonal sniffles.

"Elderberry syrup is made from berries of the Sambucus tree that’s native to Europe. The sour-tasting berries are commonly used to make jelly, pie, and wine, but they've also been a staple of folk medicine for hundreds if not thousands of years.

Elderberry syrup is known as a powerful cold preventative and remedy. Just one cup of berries contains about 58% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. It’s also a great source of antioxidants — which may protect your cells from damage and help prevent heart disease and cancer. " - @webmd

Read more about this beautiful berry, its health benefits, and its contraindications on our blog!

#elderberry #syrup #diy #elderberrysyrup #healthbenefits #antioxidants #vitaminc #goodforwhatailsyou #coldtreatment #antiinflammatory

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Switching to reusable paper towels is a great way to save money and reduce waste. Instead of constantly buying disposable paper towels, you can invest in reusable ones that can be washed and used over and over again.

These reusable towels are typically made from sustainable materials like cotton or bamboo, making them better for the environment. While the upfront cost may be higher, the long-term savings are significant.

By properly caring for your reusable paper towels, such as rinsing them out after each use and washing them with your regular laundry when they get dirty, you can make them last even longer. Overall, making the switch to reusable paper towels is a wise choice that benefits both your wallet and the planet.

So why not give them a try and see how much you can save in the long run?

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Can’t say we’re not enjoying and being inspired by all the winter activities around our neighborhood.

#snowday #snowactivities #swedenlife #stockholmlife #stockholmliving #lifeisgood #thezerowastefamily #winterwonderland #friluftsliv #friluftslivmedbarn

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