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The minimalists guide to decluttering

The avenge American home has 300,000 items. The initial shock of realizing that is powerful but even more powerful is knowing that most of those 300k items are going unused, cluttering the home, negatively impacting the environment, and destroying the mental health of those who live in the house. 308 more words

Minimalism

Easy Ways to Live More Eco-Friendly

Everyone agrees that being more eco-friendly is a great goal, but is anyone really doing anything about it? You may be put off by the thought of composting, separating recyclables into a variety of bins, or buying new appliances that are more energy-efficient. 794 more words

Green Living

Compost

Composting is an essential part of gardening and creating healthy, fertile soil in which plants can thrive.

Compost has four main elements: Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Water. 629 more words

The Bristol Good Food Alliance

Organisations such as Bristol Food Network and Bristol Food Producers are coming together with one ultimate aim – to enhance and promote the sustainability of food in Bristol. 214 more words

Food Waste: Part 1 - Production and Retail

And now, the synthesis of some notes I took on food waste while doing research for a story I’m writing.

Intro.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines food waste as “uneaten food and food preparation wastes from residences and commercial establishments such as grocery stores, restaurants, and produce stands, institutional cafeterias and kitchens, and industrial sources like employee lunchrooms.” Food waste can occur all throughout the life cycle of a food product, from before the harvest all the way to the dining room table. 1,392 more words

Etcetera

care instructions

The fabric was soft to touch,
It reminded me of warm laundry.
It smelled clean like towels and sweaters
Folded neatly and placed in drawers. 34 more words

Poetry

Sustainable Fashion | Slowing Fast Fashion Down

GUEST WRITTEN BY BECCA COUGHLAN AND JENNY NICOLAS

The way that our society approaches clothing has changed drastically over the last 20-30 years. The days of the local shoemaker, dressmaker, milliner, and ‘Sunday Best’ have long been replaced by the buy-and-discard culture that came along with the phenomenon known as fast fashion, and the industry is now the second-most polluting in the world, after oil. 523 more words

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