Zero Waste Girl

I like green leaves and funny bugs, coffee and cardamom, and shrinking my footprint one step at a time. Follow me for curated zero waste inspiration and social justice thoughts. Read more at www.zerowastegirl.com and follow me on Twitter @zerowastegirl.
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For Earth Day, a new ‘R’ – Renovation

I started trying to reduce my waste at the absolute worst time. After college, a few friends and I decided to move into my grandparents’ former home, which was still filled with their possessions and in disrepair. With no jobs lined up and plenty of free time on our hands, we traded our first year’s rent in exchange for fixing up the place.

Although it took some time before we could move in,…

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Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants!

Taking on…the Basement

There are saw blades hanging from the ceiling, old rusty nails piled in a corner, and odd metal instruments that are apparently called vises but look like torture devices. And there are definitely spiders hanging out in the cracks and corners.

The set of a horror movie? Nope. Welcome to my basement.

If I haven’t mentioned it before, I’m living in a house I’m renting from my parents. It belonged…

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Wow, it’s been over a month. Apologies, my readers. Many apologies. I’m transitioning between jobs and dealing with some rough patches at home. Everything is going smoothly now, so no worries. But I am sorry for the absence. I’ll try to post more regularly, especially as spring comes on!

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The first sign of spring? Poor quality photos of sprouting garlic.

Speaking of spring, who hates spring…

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Elle mag article on sustainable fashion!

Baby kale!

Readers of this blog might assume I am wholeheartedly for zero waste. That I am a die-hard environmentalist. That I espouse ‘green living’ without question.

In reality, doubt often consumes. How effective is zero waste? I ask myself at night. Does any of…

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Friday Five (Three): Laundry Day

Did you know?

It turns out the aluminum and fragrances in many deodorants are what causes the…

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Book Review: Overdressed, the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

When my mom first saw “Overdressed, the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion” sitting on my shelf,…

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How do you raise a carbon neutral baby? Should you buy toys? What about relatives who need to fly to visit? If you need a refrigerator, where do you buy the most energy efficient model? The answers to Keya Chatterjee’s questions were far flung: she found…

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