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Plastic Free July here we go!

When I first heard about the Plastic-Free July Challenge, I was stoked because — finally — I see people talking about the problems with plastic. The huge plastic pollution problem facing our environment is getting attention now!

Plastic is just one of the worst things created by humans and is dangerous because it’s polluting our cities, oceans and waterways; and it’s contributing to health problems in humans and animals. Companies that produce plastic spend a great deal of money campaigning about its safety when the truth is far from that — and we’re not told about it. In the U.S. alone, plastic is the third largest industry, and it’s responsible for 400 billion dollars in shipments. We must remember that the plastic business is producing this volume of material because of consumer demand, so less demand will create less plastic.

I challenge you all to reduce your use of plastic today for the health of the planet and marine life, as well as for the health of humans.






#plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #zerowaste #ecofriendly #sustainableliving #plasticfreeliving #plasticpollution #sustainability #sustainable #zerowasteliving #noplastic #reuse #savetheplanet #saynotoplastic #plasticfreeoceans #plastic #gogreen #environment #breakfreefromplastic #reducereuserecycle #climatechange #reusable #zerowastelifestyle #ecofriendlyliving #wastefree #bethechange
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First day in Sweden and we spend the day walking over 13,000 steps because stockholm is so walkable. Who needs a car when you have feet 👣

People ask me about why Sweden is considered one of the most successfully sustainable Countries.

Sweden has the highest carbon tax in the world, yet the county's gross domestic product has grown by 78 per cent in the same period. Sweden is therefore often cited as an example of how it is possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enjoy economic growth at the same time.




#sustainability #sustainabletravel #sustainablecountry #visitstockholm #stockholm #stockholmsweden #sweden #sustainableliving
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There are plenty of learning opportunities in gardening that stretch far beyond how to dig the perfect hole.

In addition to gaining valuable knowledge about how to grow food which is a life skill.

Gardening also teaches about seasons change, how pollination works, why it’s important to take care of nature and our local wildlife, and where our food comes from. Picture by @juliasaperstein




#gardeningwithkids #growingfood #growingfoodwithkids #teachingkids #kidsandnature #growingfoodinmygarden #kidsandlifeskills #sustainableliving
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Zero waste with kids is challenging because… well kids comes with products and waste. What I came to learn as a mom of three kids is that to use used things, borrow when possible and that kids don’t need as much as we think.




#zerowasteliving #zerowastekids #zerowastechildren #zerowastewithkids #zerowastebaby #reducewaste #wastefreechildren #zerowastefamily #thezerowastefamily
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Got tomatoes, make ketchup!

3 tbsp olive oil
3 pounds ripe tomatoes
1 yellow onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
2 whole cloves
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp black pepper
1 cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp rosehip powder(optional)
Add tomatoes, oil, onion, garlic, coriander, cloves and black pepper in a pot and cook on medium heat. The tomatoes should release some liquids but it if seems dry add just a tbsp of water to make sure it does not burn.

Simmer for about 30 minutes. Mix tomatoes until smooth. Strain the ketchup and you want to make sure to use a fine strainer to make the ketchup as smooth as possible and remove the seeds that are very acidic.

Discard the seeds and add the ketchup puree to a sauce pan and add vinegar and sugar. Bring to a simmer and reduce until you have a good ketchup consistency. Let it cool before pouring ketchup into clean glass bottles. Keep in fridge.
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Happy Father’s Day @the.zero.waste.dad

You mean the world to us❤️❤️❤️❤️




#fathersday #fathers #dadlife #dad #family #love #familyguy #familyfirst
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Self reliance is sexy!




#selfreliance #selfreliantliving #canning #canningseason #canningandpreserving #homegrownfood #urbanhomestead #backyardhomestead #growingfood #growingfoodinmygarden #growtoeat #growingfoodinthecity
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The best salad on a warm day, spinach salad with strawberries and vegan feta cheese tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Would have even better if I had chopped walnuts 😀




Picture by @juliasaperstein
#spinachsalad #veganspinachsalad #vegansalad #veganfood #whatveganseat #glutenfreeveganfood #plantbasedfoods
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As a parent of three children who are 15, 11, and 9, and as a family who lives zero waste and as sustainable as possible, I firmly believe that avoiding the climate conversation isn’t an option. We’re past the point of pretending that climate change isn’t happening. And if we parents are worried about climate change, imagine how powerless our children must feel.

In my book A practical guide to zero waste for families, I collaborated with family therapist Merave Segall and share her advice how we should approach to talk to kids about climate change and more importantly, how we can turn their fear into action to help them.





#turnfearintofaith #kidsandclimatechange #climatechangeawareness #climatechangeandchildren #climatechangeandkids #climateanxiety #ecoanxiety #raisingchildren #parenting #zerowastefamily
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Join us on June 18 from 3:00-4:30 at @elavocadolajolla for a fun gathering, try some delicious vegan food, and join in on conversations about zero waste living!

We are so excited to connect with the community once again and share more free information from our new book, Zero Waste For Families!

@elavocadolajolla has an AMAZING menu and you won’t want to miss ordering one of their DELICIOUS, HEALTHY & VEGAN options!💛

Come hang out, ask questions, eat, drink, and share stories about your zero waste experiences!👍

#lajolla #elavocadolajolla #lajollaevents #lajollaweekends #sandiegoevents #zerowastesandiego #zerowaste #sustainableliving #sustainablelifestyle
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Have you ever considered a capsule wardrobe?

the capsule wardrobe is a way to always look fashionable, and both practice minimal living at the same time.

So what exactly is a capsule wardrobe?

It’s a compact wardrobe consisting of around 30 or fewer high-quality staple pieces in coordinating or matching colors. This includes shoes and sometimes even accessories. This principle was created by London boutique owner Susie Faux in the 1970s.




#minimalism #minimalist #minimal #minimalstyle #capsulewardrobe #capsulewardrobechallenge #capsulecloset #minimalistfashion #minimalistlifestyle #fashion #ecofashion #sustainablefashion
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Making oil preserves tomatoes




#oilpreservedvegetables #oilpreserved #preservingtomatoes #foodpreservation #canningseason #canningandpreserving #canningtomatoes #selfsufficientbackyard #selfsufficientliving #urbanhomestead #growtoeatfresh #growtoeat #backyardhomestead
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