Month: July 2017

How to Thrift Effectively

How to Thrift Effectively

We all know the great environmental benefits of buying pre-loved clothing. Especially since the clothing industry is one of the most wasteful industries on our planet. However, it can be extremely overwhelming when you first walk in. I recently left my job at a clothing […]

Saturday Edition no. 8

Saturday Edition no. 8

Happy Saturday! Hope you’re all enjoying the sunny weather and doing whatever it is that makes you happy today. I’m currently finishing my last (!!!) paper of the semester and getting excited for the travel filled August ahead of me. Enjoy the links 🙂 If […]

Zero Waste July: Week 3

Zero Waste July: Week 3

We’re now three-quarters of the way through #zwjuly! My jar is definitely filling up and I’m continually learning more about sources of my waste and where I can cut things down further. Things that I hadn’t thought about before are now becoming very visible! The […]

An Interview with Jennifer Freitas of Truth Beauty Company

An Interview with Jennifer Freitas of Truth Beauty Company

This week we had the opportunity to sit down with the owner of a local Waterloo favourite, Truth Beauty Company (TBC). Jen was kind enough to take time out of her busy life as a (multiple) business owner, mother, and yogi, and we’re so pleased […]

Recipes to Try if You’re Going Vegetarian

Recipes to Try if You’re Going Vegetarian

Lately, I’ve been seriously considering going vegetarian. Both Kristen and I eat a mainly plant based diet now, but researching further it seems like the smartest idea going forward for me. I cook meat in my apartment maybe once a month, but I eat it […]

Zero Waste July: Week 2

Zero Waste July: Week 2

Halfway through #zwjuly! This week I definitely produced more garbage than the last and identified a few more barriers to this lifestyle. However, this week I came up with a few creative solutions such as homemade, zero waste, potato chips to quash cravings, and wasn’t […]

Saturday Edition no. 7

Saturday Edition no. 7

You made it through another week! Congrats! This week was crazy busy so apologies for the day late Saturday edition. Enjoy some reads this weekend and get very excited for a new feature next week…:) Local Toronto chef is killing two birds with one stone: […]

Making the Switch to Green Beauty? There’s an App for That.

Making the Switch to Green Beauty? There’s an App for That.

Switching to green beauty is insanely difficult. The list of chemicals to look out for is endless, the code names and certifications are sometimes hard to understand and can be really misleading. Plus, the beauty world is generally overwhelming no matter what you’re looking for. […]

Zero Waste July: Week 1

Zero Waste July: Week 1

Week 1 of Zero Waste July is done! While I definitely have not created zero waste, I did reduce the amount I created compared to my usual. It’s already been an eye opening experience for me – I thought I was doing a pretty good […]

Saturday Edition no. 6

Saturday Edition no. 6

Summer is finally, really, truly here. Warm nighttime breezes, patio drinks and days spent lounging around outside are upon us. Check out these links to inspire your summer. If you’re planning to learn something this summer, check out The New Yorker’s summer reading list. This brand […]