Zero Waste Wisdom

@zerowastewisdom

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Zero Waste Educator 🌎 Climate Activist 🌿🌳 Speech Language Pathologist 🗣 Multilingual - español, ASL, and learning Tagalog! 📚
This year I’ve been gardening with a lot of foraged materials and secondhand tools. In this video I show you how to grow potatoes in old buckets (like those from kitty litter or bird seed) after they’ve been washed. Enjoy your potato harvest!

 #growfood  #growfoodnotlawns  #growpotatoes  #potatoesinbuckets  #diygarden  #citygardening

This year I’ve been gardening with a lot of foraged materials and secondhand tools. In this video I show you how to grow potatoes in old buckets (like those from kitty litter or bird seed) after they’ve been washed. Enjoy your potato harvest! #growfood #growfoodnotlawns #growpotatoes #potatoesinbuckets #diygarden #citygardening

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4 days ago
Keeping my kitchen sustainable and zero waste means I buy/get almost everything secondhand whenever possible. By looking for things secondhand, I’m extending the life of a product, avoiding virgin materials, and saving myself a lot of money! Here’s the appliances in my kitchen that I’ve acquired secondhand over the years!

 #zerowastekitchen  #greenkitchen  #secondhandkitchen  #secondhandscore  #thriftshopping  #sustainablekitchen

Keeping my kitchen sustainable and zero waste means I buy/get almost everything secondhand whenever possible. By looking for things secondhand, I’m extending the life of a product, avoiding virgin materials, and saving myself a lot of money! Here’s the appliances in my kitchen that I’ve acquired secondhand over the years! #zerowastekitchen #greenkitchen #secondhandkitchen #secondhandscore #thriftshopping #sustainablekitchen

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a month ago
What kind of toothbrush do you use? I need an extra soft or at least soft toothbrush which most bamboo toothbrushes simply don’t provide. My sensitive gums can’t take the hard bristles! I love @preserveproducts because they have soft bristles - and also focus on sustainability! Their toothbrushes are either made from collected ocean plastic or recycled yogurt cups! They have a take back program too where everything except the bristles are recycled back into MORE toothbrushes! And besides, the coral colored one perfectly matches my shirt 😉 

Oh! And this isn’t a sponsored ad. I just was so excited to open up my box of toothbrushes that I had to share 😂 

 #lowwaste  #recycledplastic  #lessplastic  #oceanplastic  #recyclingprograms

What kind of toothbrush do you use? I need an extra soft or at least soft toothbrush which most bamboo toothbrushes simply don’t provide. My sensitive gums can’t take the hard bristles! I love @preserveproducts because they have soft bristles - and also focus on sustainability! Their toothbrushes are either made from collected ocean plastic or recycled yogurt cups! They have a take back program too where everything except the bristles are recycled back into MORE toothbrushes! And besides, the coral colored one perfectly matches my shirt 😉 Oh! And this isn’t a sponsored ad. I just was so excited to open up my box of toothbrushes that I had to share 😂 #lowwaste #recycledplastic #lessplastic #oceanplastic #recyclingprograms

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3 months ago
It’s time to start planting seeds inside! These little basil seeds can be planted 8 weeks before the last frost inside (which is now in Seattle!). I’ve created seed containers out of milk jugs - zero waste, zero buying, zero new things! I’ll move them outside after April 20th into our garden beds.

Have you repurposed old plastic containers, egg cartons, boxes, etc. to start seeds in?

 #zerowaste  #DIY

It’s time to start planting seeds inside! These little basil seeds can be planted 8 weeks before the last frost inside (which is now in Seattle!). I’ve created seed containers out of milk jugs - zero waste, zero buying, zero new things! I’ll move them outside after April 20th into our garden beds. Have you repurposed old plastic containers, egg cartons, boxes, etc. to start seeds in? #zerowaste #diy

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4 months ago
We're gearing up to get starts going inside to they're happy and ready to be moved outside once the last frost hits in April. One of the ways I'm getting seeds this year is through little seed exchanges like this one! It's simply placed in someone's yard with instructions for picking out seeds and leaving seeds.⁣
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Have you participated in a seed exchange before? You can learn more about the benefits of seed exchanges and saving seeds at @seed_savers_exchange 🌱⁣
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 #seedexchange  #community  #share  #sharingeconomy  #giftingeconomy  #seedsavers  #gardening

We're gearing up to get starts going inside to they're happy and ready to be moved outside once the last frost hits in April. One of the ways I'm getting seeds this year is through little seed exchanges like this one! It's simply placed in someone's yard with instructions for picking out seeds and leaving seeds.⁣ ⁣ Have you participated in a seed exchange before? You can learn more about the benefits of seed exchanges and saving seeds at @seed_savers_exchange 🌱⁣ ⁣ #seedexchange #community #share #SharingEconomy #giftingeconomy #seedsavers #gardening

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4 months ago
This is the greatest example of reusing something I've every seen!⁣
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My lovely friend Zanna broke her foot and has had to wear a boot for the last several months. She goes on walks out through the fields in my hometown though and her boot isn't really waterproof.⁣
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So she created a waterproof boot out of her empty cat food bags! The bag is shredded by the end of the walk but it keeps her boot nice and dry! Next time she wants to go on a walk, she just gets the next empty bag. I couldn't help but share this genius way of making something last just a little bit longer and avoiding buying something brand new!⁣
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 #reuse  #reduce  #diy  #zerowastepet  #zerowastepets

This is the greatest example of reusing something I've every seen!⁣ ⁣ My lovely friend Zanna broke her foot and has had to wear a boot for the last several months. She goes on walks out through the fields in my hometown though and her boot isn't really waterproof.⁣ ⁣ So she created a waterproof boot out of her empty cat food bags! The bag is shredded by the end of the walk but it keeps her boot nice and dry! Next time she wants to go on a walk, she just gets the next empty bag. I couldn't help but share this genius way of making something last just a little bit longer and avoiding buying something brand new!⁣ ⁣ #reuse #reduce #diy #zerowastepet #zerowastepets

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4 months ago
Remember how our backyard looked last year when we moved in??? This was a pile of blackberries, overgrown grass, and lots of trash!⁣
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Now it's becoming a gorgeous garden! We have three raised beds set up and one giant strawberry patch so far. Our plan is to invite our other neighbors to help us weed the vegetable beds and potentially build more raised beds if they chip in a little - good dirt is expensive!⁣
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It feels nice to create a little city garden and take advantage of the space. Who needs more grass anyways?⁣
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 #gardening  #citygarden  #communitygarden  #urbangarden  #growyourown  #growfood

Remember how our backyard looked last year when we moved in??? This was a pile of blackberries, overgrown grass, and lots of trash!⁣ ⁣ Now it's becoming a gorgeous garden! We have three raised beds set up and one giant strawberry patch so far. Our plan is to invite our other neighbors to help us weed the vegetable beds and potentially build more raised beds if they chip in a little - good dirt is expensive!⁣ ⁣ It feels nice to create a little city garden and take advantage of the space. Who needs more grass anyways?⁣ ⁣ #gardening #citygarden #communitygarden #urbangarden #growyourown #growfood

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4 months ago
My zero waste morning coffee routine brings me such joy! It’s simple, repetitive steps that always set my day. I absolutely love a good French Press ❤️ 

Favorite coffee mug made by my dear friend @bowlmaker.carylane ☀️ 

 #zerowastelife  #zerowastecoffee  #zerowasteroutine

My zero waste morning coffee routine brings me such joy! It’s simple, repetitive steps that always set my day. I absolutely love a good French Press ❤️ Favorite coffee mug made by my dear friend @bowlmaker.carylane ☀️ #zerowastelife #zerowastecoffee #zerowasteroutine

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4 months ago
When I'm looking to get something new as a gift for someone, I always go to Etsy first! ⁣
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I love being able to support individuals handmaking items outside of big box stores. Did you know that Etsy also offsets of the carbon emissions from shipping? Another win!⁣
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Every Christmas Noah and I give each other an ornament. One day we hope to have our entire tree covered! This ornament was purchased off of Etsy to commemorate our first Christmas after getting engaged!⁣
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 #etsy  #etsyshop  #shopsmall  #shoplocal  #handmade

When I'm looking to get something new as a gift for someone, I always go to Etsy first! ⁣ ⁣ I love being able to support individuals handmaking items outside of big box stores. Did you know that Etsy also offsets of the carbon emissions from shipping? Another win!⁣ ⁣ Every Christmas Noah and I give each other an ornament. One day we hope to have our entire tree covered! This ornament was purchased off of Etsy to commemorate our first Christmas after getting engaged!⁣ ⁣ #etsy #etsyshop #shopsmall #shoplocal #handmade

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4 months ago
What's your favorite plant-based dish right now? I'm looking for inspiration!⁣
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Noah has been making these incredible pirozhkis made with garlic, onions, and plant-based meat by @beyondmeat which I am drooling over! But he's getting a little tired of me asking him to make them every week 😆⁣
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 #plantbased  #vegetarianfood  #dinnerideas  #plantbasedmeals  #eatlessmeat  #mealideas

What's your favorite plant-based dish right now? I'm looking for inspiration!⁣ ⁣ Noah has been making these incredible pirozhkis made with garlic, onions, and plant-based meat by @beyondmeat which I am drooling over! But he's getting a little tired of me asking him to make them every week 😆⁣ ⁣ #plantbased #vegetarianfood #dinnerideas #plantbasedmeals #EatLessMeat #mealideas

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4 months ago
USE IT UP⁣
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I think we often forget that some of the most eco-friendly actions are using what we ALREADY HAVE. Often I hear people asking, "How do I get rid of this half used shampoo? Or lotion?". The question comes from a good place as they want to switch to something more "sustainable" from a production standpoint. ⁣
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Unless you are allergic to the product or it's literally so toxic that it shouldn't be used by anyone, it's best to use it up before you go out and buy something new. See me in this funny gold face mask? It's from a company I don't support and in a plastic package - definitely not something I recommend you buy.⁣
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BUT I will use it up before purchasing or making my own sustainable facial mask. Using things up is part of how we reduce our overall consumption.⁣
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 #reducewaste  #useitup  #buyless  #usewhatyouhave  #lesswaste  #lowwaste  #zerowaste

USE IT UP⁣ ⁣ I think we often forget that some of the most eco-friendly actions are using what we ALREADY HAVE. Often I hear people asking, "How do I get rid of this half used shampoo? Or lotion?". The question comes from a good place as they want to switch to something more "sustainable" from a production standpoint. ⁣ ⁣ Unless you are allergic to the product or it's literally so toxic that it shouldn't be used by anyone, it's best to use it up before you go out and buy something new. See me in this funny gold face mask? It's from a company I don't support and in a plastic package - definitely not something I recommend you buy.⁣ ⁣ BUT I will use it up before purchasing or making my own sustainable facial mask. Using things up is part of how we reduce our overall consumption.⁣ ⁣ #reducewaste #useitup #buyless #usewhatyouhave #lesswaste #lowwaste #zerowaste

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4 months ago
Wedding planning has been an escape for me the last couple months. Something to focus on that feels HOPEFUL when almost everything else in the world doesn't. Anyone else holding on to something to get through this time?⁣
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I've nailed down my Zero Waste Wedding Registry (we're going with SoKind which iwas created by the Center for Biological Diversity!). If you want to see all the other places I considered and some no-gift options, I've published a complete list on the blog.⁣
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Here's to one day when we can all gather together to celebrate ❤⁣
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 #zerowastewedding  #zerowasteengagement  #greenwedding  #sustainablewedding  #ecowedding  #weddingplanning  #weddingregistry

Wedding planning has been an escape for me the last couple months. Something to focus on that feels HOPEFUL when almost everything else in the world doesn't. Anyone else holding on to something to get through this time?⁣ ⁣ I've nailed down my Zero Waste Wedding Registry (we're going with SoKind which iwas created by the Center for Biological Diversity!). If you want to see all the other places I considered and some no-gift options, I've published a complete list on the blog.⁣ ⁣ Here's to one day when we can all gather together to celebrate ❤⁣ ⁣ #zerowastewedding #zerowasteengagement #greenwedding #sustainablewedding #ecowedding #weddingplanning #weddingregistry

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4 months ago