If you keep up with eco news, you’ve probably come across the term “zero waste”. If not, I’m here to tell you all about this new lifestyle. Don’t let the name freak you out! “Zero waste” sounds intimidating but “minimal waste” is a better way of describing it. Basically, produce as little trash as you’re capable of - that’s it.Read More
Food is undoubtedly the best thing about life. Let’s be real - we all follow our stomachs more than our hearts or brains. It’s literally the elixir of life (next to water of course)! Maybe you’ve heard about the effect agriculture has on the planet, and that what you put in your reusable grocery bag (that you totally don’t forget all the time) makes a difference. So you’ve decided to update your grocery list to be easier on the environment. But...how does anyone do that?Read More
No matter what age you are, summer is best spent taking it easy. Kicking back, chilling out (hopefully literally), and travelling. But as anyone who keeps tabs on environmental issues knows, everything comes with a footprint - including our summer travels.Read More
Look, I know Old Spice has pretty cool commercials. I’ll be the first to admit that I bought into the weird immediately and snagged my first bottle of body wash right after the campaign began. But just like you will, I’ve come to terms with my poor choices and realized there’s more important things than Terry Crews yelling weird shit through my TV when choosing what I should rub all over my body practically every day…Read More
For many people, the end of summer coincides with heading back to school. Maybe school is practically your life essence, or maybe it’s the bane of your existence. Either way, you need back to school supplies, don’t you?Read More
Don’t worry, this won’t be your grandpa's rant about how tattoos are the literal poison of society, and only sailors and convicts had them in our day. But maybe your grandpa’s angry rant didn’t include some really important points about environmental problems associated with tattoos. Regardless, if you’re thinking of inking, you may want to keep reading (that wasn't supposed to rhyme...no, SERIOUSLY.)
Oh, and while you’re reading just remember that no, we aren’t your grandpa’s equally angry friends trying to discourage you from getting inked!Read More
A while back we gave you a broke guide to fast fashion, so we figured why not extend that broke guide to food - green food specifically (this is the ALDA blog after all.) We already gave you an intro to green food, but if we’re being honest, the tips we laid out aren’t always for the money-conscious. The green premium can be a very real thing, which is obviously a problem for all the peeps who want to green their lifestyle but don’t have the funds to.
So without further ado, your guide to eating green on the cheap:Read More
Zero Waste is not the same as recycling. It’s a much much bigger concept. It’s the goal or strategy to completely eliminate waste, not manage it. It addresses the source of the problem, creating a circular economy or “cradle to cradle” approach. In contrast, recycling focuses onRead More
Green living can seem pretty unachievable when you’re making minimum wage at your part-time job. It seems even more unachievable when your weekly schedule is as full as a fat kid on Thanksgiving. Or a vegan in a garden. Or...anyway, you get the picture.
BUT! Don’t accept defeat just yet. You can still protect the environment when you’re short on both time AND money.Read More
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ve heard about the backlash against plastic pollution in 2018. We’re all about advocating for living in nature, but maybe draw a line when your living quarters keep you from knowing about the planet going to shit.
What the hell do we do with all the plastic already out there?Read More