Share these 20 actionable steps with the zero waste curious!

Share these 20 actionable steps with the zero waste curious! - Green Indy Blog header

Zero waste can definitely feel like an overwhelming concept to grapple with. I remember starting out and thinking how is it possible to really do all this? After a year and change of giving zero waste a serious chance, I’m happy to report everything does get easier – really! At some point, bulk shopping, tossing food waste into the compost, and refusing single-use products becomes second nature. Still, getting started is probably the biggest obstacle to overcome. This was especially frustrating for me when talking to my friends and family about zero waste – I figured that if I could do it, …

Are you joining Plastic Free July?

Are you joining Plastic Free July- - Green Indy Blog

In case you didn’t realize, we’re almost halfway through 2017. (No, this is not going to be a where did the time go post, even though – seriously – where did the time go?) That means it’s almost July and the start of Plastic Free July. Plastic Free July is a simple campaign which “aims to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives by encouraging people to eliminate the use of single-use plastic during July each year. It’s focus is on creating awareness of the issues surrounding plastic, particularly single-use, providing alternatives and solutions, and encouraging new habits.” So …

Closer to zero waste: what is a trash audit?

What is a trash audit- - Green Indy Blog

Day two of my week of zero waste challenges is all about getting down and dirty! Yup, I’m talking about digging into your trash can and finding out what’s really going on there with a trash audit. It can be a pretty gross undertaking, but honestly: what can motivate you to reduce your waste production than the prospect of digging through it a second time? What is a trash audit? A trash audit is essentially a study of what kind of trash you make. This is obviously incredibly helpful for someone interested in the zero waste movement, as it sheds light on …

The zero waste 7 day challenge – you ready?

Start your zero waste life in 7 days - Green Indy Blog

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something, I will earn a small commission – at no cost to you. So you’ve been toying with the idea of zero waste (or at least making your life a little greener) but aren’t really sure where to start. Well it just so happens I have some major inspiration for you RIGHT HERE IN THIS BLOG POST. (How convenient, eh?) I’ve ruminated on my own steps toward a more zero waste lifestyle and picked out 7 of the simple but effective ideas to get you started as well. Zero waste isn’t easy, but …