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People throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving & New Year’s than any other time of the year. In an attempt to go against the norm and throw away less this holiday season, I put together a few tips for living your best environmentally friendly holiday season ever! Ask your guests to bring containers for leftovers (or bring take your own with you). We all know they are going to happen because it’s almost impossible to eat all of that food so bring your own containers to take home your leftovers in. This way you are saving potential plastic bags,…

I recently teamed up with Pure Bliss Bikinis to show off their new swimsuit line and wanted you guys to see the look plus tell you about this awesome brand. Pure Bliss Bikini is a truly amazing company who makes swimwear out of recycled plastics (yay sustainable fashion!). This unique fabric is made from things like fishing nets, fabric scraps, and industrial plastic waste. They also design and make all of their suits in the USA plus for every swimsuit purchased one pound of trash is removed from the ocean! One of the things I love about their new collection…

All during Plastic Free July and since I have been determined to find self-care products I use on a regular basis such as toothpaste or shampoo that are healthy for you and eco-friendly. Soap was an easier one because I was able to switch to bar soap. Shampoo, conditioner, and lotion I am still trying to figure out because there aren’t any places by me with a refill and the only other option I’ve found is glass containers. Here is what I have figured out with toothpaste, deodorant, and facial moisturizer. Toothpaste One of the products I’ve been using is Bite Toothpaste…

The water by my house in Florida Keys (pre Hurricane Irma) – normally cleaned this up once a week filling up a whole trash bin worth of plastic Plastic Free July is quickly approaching… For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is a movement started in Australia that challenges individuals to do one of the following: Not use the top four consumed plastic items (bags, bottles, straws, and coffee cup tops) Avoid single-use plastic packaging Go completely plastic-free for the month of July Even if you don’t 100% succeed, the purpose of the challenge is to…

Earth Day is one of my personal favorite days of the year because it is the one day that a majority of people try to do something better for the planet and are aware of how their actions affect the environment around them. These actions that most people only think about one day a year are simple actions people can implement in their every day lives. For example, you may not know that over 1 million single use plastic bags are used every minute and the lifespan of that bag is less than 12 minutes long. Meaning each plastic bag…