Informed Choices for Green Living

Episode 64 – Green Living Choices

Like many of you, one of the biggest reasons I had for choosing green living as my path was because it was more in line with my values.

At that time, I looked around for environmentally friendly and ethically produced products but found they were expensive and difficult to find.

I would have loved to have access to “A Greener Daily Life“, a website founded and run by Chet Van Wert, to connect “conscious consumers with sustainable, ethical brands.”

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sustainable options for carrying food

James Robinson

Episode 62 – Carrying Food Sustainably

Sustainable options for carrying food are not easy to find.

Okay, if you just want to take a sandwich with you somewhere, you can wrap it in wax paper. But how practical is this?

And what if you are gluten-free and generally don’t eat sandwiches? Truly air-tight options that don’t leak when you carry them in your back pack are also not easy to find.

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The life of a zero-waste minimalist seems completely out of reach for many of us.

Rama Nayeri was certainly not sure it could work for her.  But a doctor’s diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes got her thinking that maybe a drastic lifestyle change was in order.

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Nutrition, toxins, environment – these are some of the issues you might consider when envisioning the ideal meal. But what about attention, appreciation and how we think about food?  And how does one create the ideal meal consistently?  Jenise Fryatt, Marianne West and Brad Rowland opened up a discussion about this interesting topic with participants on the live streaming platform Blab and got some thought provoking insights.

From transportation to housing to the foods we eat, everything affects our environment.  And if you live the usual “modern” life, chances are just about everything you do has a detrimental effect on Mother Earth.

But each small step we take to change our habits can be like a water droplet that creates ripples that grow into other areas of our lives as well as into the lives of those around us.

In this episode, Marianne and I share a few small changes each of us can make to get started on the path to a more sustainable life.