Zip top sandwich and snack bags -- we use them for just about everything -- then we trash them after just one use. The question is, “Can we live without them?” Not only “can” we live without them, but we SHOULD make an effort to live without them. All of the earth belongs to the Lord. He created it and gave us the mission to care for it as good stewards. When we buy, use and toss single use items like zip top bags, plastic grocery store bags, and plastic food wrap, we are going against ... Read More about Product Review: Stasher Bag. Eco-friendly Reusable Sandwich Bags!
*Recommendation Update — As much as I love beeswax food wraps and as well as Beeswrap brand worked when I wrote this article, I no longer recommend Bee's Wrap brand. Everything I said in this article is correct, however, I found after using it for a short time, the wraps are no longer effective. After contacting the Bee's Wrap company and being unsatisfied with their response, I now use and recommend Abeego brand wraps from Canada. The Abeego wrap is still working well after more than 6 ... Read More about Review: Bee’s Wrap — Affordable Eco-Friendly Plastic-Wrap Alternative!
Understanding Pope Francis' Laudato Si', Care for Our Common Home In 2015, Pope Francis received a lot of attention for his “global warming” encyclical, with praise and venom from both sides of the environmental issue. The encyclical (or letter written by the Pope to bring about conversation) isn’t an infallible document that all Catholics must believe and follow, but rather a letter he addressed to all people of the world. The problem was and still is, that the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’, ... Read More about Understanding Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment: Introduction
From Trash to Eco-Smart As I started to understand why I needed to take up a green journey, my mind changed from ‘not really thinking’ about the effects of my product choices to ‘what are the best options’ for my product choices. I didn’t even make a conscious decision, I just changed as I learned and grew in understanding. It happened slowly, organically and naturally. It’s amazing how once my mind started thinking about others (my family, those impacted by environmental damage, the ... Read More about Product Review: Blossom uCap Silicone Mason Jar Straw Lids
On December 31st, many people feel the excitement of a new year lingering with the calendar and celebrate the anticipation of what the new year will hold for them once the clock ticks over to the first new day of the year. Many recommit to exercise, dieting, and living healthier lifestyles in the coming year with hopes to make it a better (happier!) year than the last! Although I usually dust off my My Fitness Pal app on the 1st, I’ve never really made new year resolutions or goals -- but this ... Read More about Making a Green-er New Year’s Resolution!