Thursday, March 28, 2019

Three on Thursday

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Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're interested in past weeks and more recommendations, you can find those here.  If you make your own Three on Thursday list, please share it in the comments so I can check it out.


30 Day Zero Waste Challenge.  April is Earth Month, FYI.  Since it has Earth Day in it.  So I wanted to share a few save the Earth related things today, in order to help everyone prepare for April, if they want to.  Starting with this 30 day challenge from fellow blogger Kathryn of Going Zero Waste.  'Zero Waste' just means sending nothing to the landfill and like any other undertaking, it just requires a series of baby steps to help reduce your footprint in the world.  It doesn't have to be hard!  Kathryn has 30 days of ideas laid out with corresponding posts to help you take just one small step each day, like using reusable water bottles, bags, and straws, that will add up to a ton of waste you just saved from the landfill.  Go you.


Stasher Bags.  I can't think of anything I use plastic bags for, I either honestly don't tote stuff around (benefits of my fasting focused lifestyle, nothing to have to take to work!) or I just use our traditional glass tupperware.  But that's the upside of living with someone else - you get to experience and solve a whole new set of zero waste issues.  Yes, it's an upside.  Ziploc baggies were the latest to go, since John finally finished off a box of them (it's been years, seriously), so he got some Stasher bags to replace them, which are just a reusable, washable, silicone version of the traditional plastic baggies.  He uses them to take nuts and cut up vegetables with his lunch, and since he never threw away the plastic bags either, he's good about bringing these right back home for me to rinse out and reuse.  Genius.


The Story of Stuff.  It's amazing how relevant it still is considering how old it is.  Maybe even more relevant?  This video has been assigned as a school assignment for years, but in case you haven't watched it before, you should in time for Earth Month.  It's just an overview of how our 'stuff' is made and supplied to us, and how it's not as simple as big corporations want you to believe.  In fact, it's so much more destructive to our planet's finite resources and it's and animals and people than most people imagine.  The first step in fixing bad patterns is knowledge, so this is information you should at least know.  The idea of planned obsolescence will make you puke.  It might not make you a minimalist, but you might just buy less - or nothing - in April.

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