zero waste

  • habit shift: zero-waste snacks.

    In general, I’d say I fall on the forgetful side of the snack toting spectrum. I’m not a person (or a parent) to tote an impressive store of snacks with me while venturing to,…

    July 6, 2017 30 Comments
  • zero-waste produce storage.

    Two weeks ago Faye and I found ourselves on a very early morning farmers’ market run. The intention had merely been to get out of the apartment where we’d been trying our best not…

    June 12, 2017 73 Comments
  • zero-waste decorations for fall.

    In any season, filling a house with reminders of the passing time and seasonal celebrations is a festive thing to do. Happily, it doesn’t need to require a special storage bin, lots of landfill-destined waste, or a decorating…

    October 10, 2016 34 Comments
  • zero-waste work bag.

    A lot of answers to the question of how to reduce waste in your day-to-day life come down to finding a non-disposable alternative to a commonly disposed-of item. When I’m at home, that’s mostly manageable.…

    July 28, 2016 80 Comments
  • zero-waste progress report.

    I should start by saying that the zero in this post title is a little misleading. Less waste is probably more accurate but in the spirit of aspiration, I’ll stick with zero. I thought it…

    February 23, 2016 114 Comments
  • zero-waste resolutions for a new year.

    We’re not a totally zero-waste household—something to strive for!—, but James and I have adopted a number of habits that have us reducing the amount of waste that we produce and this year we’re striving…

    January 6, 2016 106 Comments
  • welcome fall, two ways.

    Tomorrow, fall, which seems deserving of celebration in spite of everything. I’ve always been something of a season watcher. It’s worth the moment to marvel, I think, at the way the light changes in…

    September 21, 2017 9 Comments
  • simple stuff: pouches and bags.

    Simple Stuff: A series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide a…

    August 14, 2017 28 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: sleepwear.

    I’ve been sleeping in my underwear for the last month because it’s summertime and in summertime I sleep in my undies. But before I actually climb into bed, between the hours of, say, 8pm and…

    July 26, 2017 47 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. this little utensil.  {and accompanying napkin. for helping lunchtime stay zero-waste.} 2. these peas. {C’MON BABIES.} 3. this oil. {it’s been the perfect thing for putting…

    July 14, 2017 19 Comments