How to host a zero waste meetup in your city

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I’ve been plotting and thinking about how to a zero waste meetup here in Indianapolis for a few months. While I don’t feel like I’m a zero waste master by any stretch of the imagination, I’ve learned that often you don’t have to be the best at something, you just have to be the one to get the ball rolling! To that end, I’ve finally decided it’s time to bite the bullet and be the one to officially offer to host a zero waste meetup here in Indy! If you’re in the area, here are the exciting deets. (If you’re …

Why you really, really need to buy carbon offsets for travel (and how to do it)

Why you need carbon offsets for travel - Green Indy Blog

This past week I took a loooooong (emphasis on long) road trip from Indianapolis to Maine. The round trip was almost 2000 miles! It was great to see my family, but I was definitely concerned about how wasteful the trip had been from an environmental standpoint. After mulling it over (did I mention I had a lot of time to think on this long drive?!) I decided to look into purchasing a carbon offset to compensate for the 17+ hours worth of fossil fuel emissions I’d put into the world! Thankfully, the process wasn’t as difficult as it had initially appeared! So what …

5 habits to help go zero waste at work

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When people talk about zero waste at work, I get the impression they’re talking about making zero waste fit around a relatively flexible office job. I don’t work a traditional office job, so I’m here to totally empathise with those whose work may interfere with their zero waste efforts. I an required to be “on”, present, and supervising children every moment of my day. There’s no time to walk to lunch or drop my trash into a box or… anything that would make zero waste easy. Still, with a bit of effort, everyone’s workday can get a little more zero …

Simple zero waste wet wipes tutorial

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This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. I don’t think I’ve ever bough paper towels or wet wipes aside from a rare few occasions, so I don’t feel their loss as acutely as other zero wasters might. However, I do love convenience so having to constantly pull out a spray and a large rag to wipe anything down is kind of a pain. Enter zero waste wet wipes with some of my very favorite essential oils. They’re the perfect alternative to commercial wet wipes which …

Tips for decluttering, zero-waste style

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My husband and I have started looking at houses. (Exciting! Terrifying!) While there’s an almost 100% chance we’ll be moving somewhere larger than our current 600 sq ft apartment, I’m still feeling the decluttering itch. Who wants to move stuff we haven’t used for months to a new place, where it’ll just sit unused again? So in the past few weeks I’ve been very slowly decluttering our apartment. We’re pretty minimal so there’s not much to get rid of, but I have seen some pretty great improvements just from removing some small items here and there. (I’ve been trying to …