How to Hygge Ethically and Sustainably

I’ve always hated winter. I hate the cold, I hate how everything looks gray and barren, and I hate putting on layers upon layers of clothes before going outside. But until I move somewhere tropical, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon, winter is one of those inevitable realities. Rather than spiraling into despair, I … Continue reading How to Hygge Ethically and Sustainably

Sustainability Accomplishments of 2020 and Goals for 2021

Even though 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, I actually accomplished quite a few of the sustainable living goals that have been on my to-do list for some time. This was mainly because I’ve barely stepped out of the house since early March and had far more free time than usual, but I’m … Continue reading Sustainability Accomplishments of 2020 and Goals for 2021

How to Upcycle Wine Bottles into Drinking Glasses

During what feels like another lifetime, I went to winery that served water in glasses made from upcycled wine bottles. I thought this was the coolest idea ever, and I wanted to try making my own. I promptly bought a glass cutting kit and began hoarding empty wine bottles like they were made of gold. … Continue reading How to Upcycle Wine Bottles into Drinking Glasses

My Favorite Vegan Meals: 12 Plant-Based Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

One of my goals for 2020 was to eat more plant-based meals, and less meat and dairy.  Eating fewer animal products is one of the most effective actions we can take as individuals to make the world a better place. Unlike most of my other goals for 2020, this one was actually made more achievable … Continue reading My Favorite Vegan Meals: 12 Plant-Based Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

I switched to a socially responsible bank; Here’s why you should too

On my first day of college, I opened up a checking account with a big, national bank, and I continued using that account for years and years, until very recently. Why did I choose that particular bank? Well, they had a branch on campus, and it was convenient. Plus, everybody else was using that bank, … Continue reading I switched to a socially responsible bank; Here’s why you should too