• Transportation

    Week 29: Ride a Bike

    Some people are natural bike-riders. They learned when they were young children and never looked back, riding all the way through high school and/or college and into their adult lives. And there are…

  • DIY,  Food,  Mason Jars

    Week 27: Learn to Can Food

    Now that you’ve got your backyard garden planned, the next thing you’ll definitely want to take up is canning. Canning food is a great way of preserving fresh food to last year round…

  • Community,  Economy

    Week 26: Share Tools

    When I first approached by partner (who is a mechanic and has a natural tendency to hoard) about the idea of sharing tools, he was immediately resistant. How could he trust others to…

  • DIY,  Reduce Plastic

    Week 25: DIY Deodorant

    This week I’m going to give you a challenge – try making and using your own deodorant. This is a zero waste strategy that I started about two years ago and I haven’t…

  • DIY,  Food

    Week 24: Backyard Chickens

    My partner and I bought a house in 2013 and just happened to inherit some backyard chickens. It was such a wonderful experience. I had been wanting to get chickens for a year…

  • DIY,  Food

    Week 23: Grow Your Own Food

    Gardening! How I love you! I’ve had a long love for gardening but am still learning so much every year. Starting a backyard or balcony garden is easier than you’d think and the rewards…

  • Education

    Week 22: Connect the Dots

    So we’ve talked about food; we’ve talked about consumerism; we’ve talked about environmental impact and carbon footprint; we’ve talked about supporting local economies by buying locally. It’s time to connect these issues and…

  • DIY

    Week 21: DIY Hobbies

    We all look for different ways to unwind. Hobbies are a healthy way to relieve stress and relax with some self care. One of the changes that really inspired me to become more…

  • DIY

    Week 20: Learn to Fix Things

    One way to keep stuff out of the landfill, save money, and learn new skills all at the same time is to learn how to fix items that fall into disrepair. Household items…