Hello fellow zero-wasters, Dundee patrons, Omaha eco-warriors, friends, family, etc! Some of you have heard me talking about offering a community compost program partnering with local start-up Hillside Solutions. I was busy assessing the best way to offer this service to customers (i.e., subscription program, “pay-as-you-go”, etc.) and in the end I decided to offer […]
My zero waste journey started when I moved back to Omaha in 2015 after being away for over a decade. Now I feel fully integrated back in the community and much more comfortable with a “mostly zero-waste” lifestyle. Along the way, I have met many others with similar personal sustainability goals (like those in our Zero […]
I wrote this in response to a March 1, 2017 Quartz.com article entitled “Conscious Consumerism is a Lie. Here’s a Better Way to Save the World”. This article was written by Alden Wicker, co-founder of EcoCult, and a strong advocate for sustainable living. I assume we have very similar goals and both only want what […]
Follow these tips to keep common indoor air contaminants at bay: 1. When temperatures allow, open the windows! Not only does this save energy, it also allows fresh air to flush away contaminants. 2. Research groundwater conditions in your area. For spills within a couple square miles, review public documents for health risks. I will likely […]
As described in my 30-Day Eco Challenge, I’m not a fan of purchasing carbon offsets. I see these as more than just an investment in the planet’s future. By purchasing carbon offsets, you are also investing in someone else’s financial future. Saving that money for your own renewable energy investments, or for donations to accountable non-profits, […]
I’ve been saving recipes for homemade lotion bars on Pinterest for years. This winter, I finally got around to testing some of the recipes out. My tests included some failures, but also some revelations. “If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again.” In the end, I discovered what I believe is the easiest […]
Last year’s Halloween landed within the first few months of my zero-waste journey. I couldn’t fathom the thought of handing out non-recyclable plastic wrapped candies. So, instead, I hid away in the back part of my house with the front porch lights off. I imagined the kids passing by thinking how much of a grouch […]
Summer is a time to enjoy early morning sunrises, sun bathing, and camping. In my case, summer must include at least one mimosa-fueled eco-friendly lakeside picnic brunch. Let me help you experience the same.