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 and follow me on Twitter @zerowastegirl.
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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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My 2014 Bucket List: Consignment

For the past month, I’ve been in a bit  of a rut with my freelance work. I was sick for two weeks…

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