Iceland Trip Report

Iceland Trip Report

Sustainable and on a budget: Is it possible? Before getting started There are quite a few links in this post. It is way larger than I initially thought it would be; 14 pages without images! Hopefully you find it to be a useful tool to plan your future trip to Iceland....
LA Food Policy Council

LA Food Policy Council

Sometime in May of last year, I attended a workshop on a new law that was rolling out, related to mandatory organics recycling, hosted by the city of Burbank. Yes, there are workshops out there that talk about the recycling and organics recycling laws we have here in...

Cell phone overload

I was listening to an NPR show last week that said that the typical person looks at their smartphone 100 times for a total of three hours every day. I found that number to be shocking, disgusting really. Smart phones have done a lot to improve our productivity, but on...
Knowing when to speak up (or keep silent)

Knowing when to speak up (or keep silent)

As I settle in to my zero waste, plant-based lifestyle, I find myself still struggling to find balance. Yes, even after years of being an environmentalist, two years of being as close to zero waste as possible, and about 1.5 years as a mostly plant-based diet, I am...
Conscious consumerism is NOT a lie

Conscious consumerism is NOT a lie

My response to Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world, by Alden Wicker, for Quartz. I like much of what Alden had to say, but not all of it. As I read through her blog post, I couldn’t help but feel like she was leaving...
Zero Waste Travel Guide – Iceland

Zero Waste Travel Guide – Iceland

Zero Waste Travel Guide Iceland Greater Reykjavik & South Region Version 1.0 – February 20, 2017 Introduction While planning my trip to Iceland, there were no shortage of blogs and websites listing sights to see and stuff to do. I found very little...
Why did you throw away my fork?

Why did you throw away my fork?

That fork will finish out its utility, useless, buried in a landfill. Whereas, I could have used it forever. As I go back and read this it feels like a bit of rant, but it isn’t intended to be. I hope you glean from it the importance of taking responsibility for your...
Tip of the Wasteberg

Tip of the Wasteberg

Many of us zero waste lifestylists focus on direct waste; the materials that we interact with daily. As it turns out, though, these direct materials are just the tip of the wasteberg… The beginning My zero waste journey started with packaging…too much packaging. I...