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 …

DIY: anti-allergy essential oil roller

DIY: anti-allergy essential oil roller - Green Indy Blog

The usual disclaimer: not a doctor, and this kinda worked for me. Try at your own risk! As the weather’s started warming up here in Indy, there’s been that ominous yellow bar across the top of the Weather Channel website every day: local pollen alert. I honestly can’t remember any time I’ve felt allergic during spring and summer; that is, until I moved to Indiana and became a runny-nosed, sneezy mess. I shy away from most allergy and cold medicines as I’ve yet to find one that doesn’t make me feel either nauseous or dizzy (or both). Plus, from a zero …

An un-icky introduction to dumpster diving

An unicky introduction to dumpster diving - Green Indy Blog

I’ll start my introduction to dumpster diving with the typical shocking stats: according to a late 2016 Guardian article, “roughly 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away—some 60 million tons (or $160 billion) worth of produce annually, an amount constituting “one third of all foodstuffs.” (source) Pretty mind blowing, right?! Zero waste is all about drastically reducing your own personal waste, but what about the waste that others make? Is there any way to help even more by taking on the burden of someone else’s trash? In my experience, dumpster diving is a great answer to …

A ton of resources for zero waste in Indianapolis

I’d love to see an Indianapolis that embraces the ideals of less waste more fully. Perhaps the easiest way to start the ball rolling is by getting individuals to make changes in their day-to-day lifestyle. It’s not an easy task, though, so I thought I’d offer a whole list of zero waste Indy resources to make the process a bit simpler. This list includes tons of places in Indianapolis to stock up on zero waste items you might need around your house, as well as different organizations that align with the zero waste movement in some way. Get involved and …

Zero waste challenges to try this weekend

Zero waste challenges to try this weekend - Green Indy Blog

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through them, I will make a small commission – with no extra cost to you. Trying to put together a zero waste life is not easy! Between work, personal obligations, and all the other wild things going on in your life, zero waste can feel like the last thing on your mind. To that end, I wanted to challenge you to pick out one or two zero waste challenges to try this weekend. No-pressure, low-stakes zero waste challenges that won’t take too much time and – more importantly – won’t feel …