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Greenify Me

A girl's quest to live on the greener side.

How to Create a Zero Waste To Go Kit

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Creating a zero waste to go kit is such a simple and effective way to curb waste on the go. If you're familiar with any zero waster, chances are you've noticed we each have our own unique zero waste to go kit. 

5 Ways to Fight Food Waste: Plan, Store, Thrift, Donate and Compost

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Food waste is a huge problem, especially in America. Forty percent of all food in America is wasted. When food is wasted, it goes to landfills where it produces methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. That's because food in a landfill does not break down properly. Consumers are just as responsible for food waste as are grocery stores (who tend to throw out perfectly good food when they can't sell it). Consumers (like me and you) will toss food we don't feel like eating in the trash, along with food scraps (like banana peels and the tops of strawberries). All of this leads to methane gas which harms our planet even further. This is unacceptable, considering there are so many starving people in the world. According to a 2018 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 821 million people globally go hungry and are undernourished. The sad truth is we have enough food to feed everyone. But food waste (and food loss) prevent us from doing so. That's why fighting food waste is such an important task we all must undertake. Here are five ways to fight food waste and become a food waste warrior.

Zero Waste Pickles: Homemade Dill Pickles

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Anybody up for some zero waste pickles? This easy homemade dill pickle recipe requires no canning what so ever. Just a refrigerator, some ingredients from the farmers market, and a little patience. Once you have the cucumbers set up in the jar (which takes barely 15 minutes), you just have to wait three to four days for the pickling to begin. Trust me when I say these are worth the wait: My batch came out absolutely delicious, crunchy and sooo drool worthy. Way better than any store bought pickles, that's for sure. And no added artificial ingredients!

60 Easy Zero Waste Tips for Beginners

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Want to practice zero waste living but don't know where to start? Try one of these easy zero waste tips for beginners. I've compiled a list of 60 simple ways to lead a conscious, zero waste life. All of these tips can be implemented easily, without much hassle. You can use it as a checklist and work your way down, or just scan it and choose a few to do ASAP. The choice is yours, just remember to have fun with it!