It’s so easy to feel powerless and depressed when the leader of the free world is giving the middle finger to Mother Earth, but it’s books like this that make you feel empowered, informed, and hopeful. Reading this is like sitting down with your wittiest gal pal over a drink laughing and scheming about how you’re going to save the planet together. Thank you, green living guru @ashleepiper
! #green #greenliving #greenvegan #savetheplanet #ecofriendly #ecovegan #savetheworld
I've made the switch to all fountain pens. No more plastic pens for us. My kids don't go back to school until next month, but all the supplies are getting acquired now. My kids school issues them a Chromebook at the beginning of the year and the majority of their work is done on them, but they still need a pen and some pencils. I let them pick out their own and they both seem kinda excited.
I'm really looking forward to the black walnuts dropping and making some ink🌱😊💚🌎✌️
Who's new to #meatlessmonday
If you're choosing to go plant-powered even 1 day a week for a whole year can greatly reduce your overall environmental impact.
Let's take the ubiquitous summer meal of choice: the burger. 🍔
According to EarthDay.org, via Penn State, "Eating one less burger a week is the same as taking your car off of the road for 320 miles."
And how about cheeseburgers? "If a family skipped meat and cheese one day a week, that would be the equivalent of not driving for five weeks or reducing everyone’s daily showers by 3 minutes."
It's not always easy to change longstanding habits. Starting with one day, one meal at a time, even once a week can go a long way to making healthy choices stick.
In this picture: a delicious grilled #beyondburger
on a @silverhillsbakery
sprouted grain bun, with sauteed jalapeño and green onion, @zengarryveg
smoky jalapeño cheez, and microgreens with a side of corn on the cob.
If you're meatless once a week, what are some of your favourite Meatless Monday meals? 🌮🍕🍝
My LPFL 5-Day Sugar Breakup has some good low-carb meatless recipes to get you started! >> Sign up via my linktr.ee in bio!
#ecovegan #sustainable #climatechange #carbonfootprint #environmentalvegan #summereats #veganfoodshare
Dinner😍 Bulk whole wheat pasta, 🥑 with basil and garlic from the garden, tomatoes from earlier and a little too much nooch🌱🌎💚
Had the most wonderful evening listening to The Beatles tribute band @indy_symphony
and Dan. We enjoyed a vegan picnic, a beautiful evening, and rocking out to timeless music! It’s so true that simple pleasures with the ones you love are the most memorable.
It's Self Care Sunday. I have my face mask on from the beautiful @meeriid
and I'm taking a break from the plarn to play with this super soft and squishy yarn I've been staring at for months. .
Don't forget to take time for you. It's a lesson I'm learning after 40+ years on this planet. 😊
How is your day going? Are you doing any self care today?
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." Ralph Waldo Emmeron
VEGAN RESORT WEAR // "Fashion is a way to tap into my inner being and discover how I feel and what I think. Through this medium, I also create and explore my identity, to project whatever it is I’m feeling. I look back on the evolution of my style and I can see why I’m often likened to Linda Evangelista’s ‘style chameleon’; ever-changing, experimental, but always effortless.
I am also what people call “political”, I use style as a way of subtly communicating my ideologies, beliefs, ethics and moral philosophy. This attitude towards fashion is why I have deep respect for designers and brands who are influenced by social and cultural values and run their businesses with integrity, thoughtfulness and creativity.
To me as a creative individual, supporting the work and vision of other creative individuals is important; but as a deeply “political” individual, supporting the work of individuals whose ethical values align with mine is essential.
When fellow vegan Edina Szender, New York-based founder of @veganresortwear
reached out to me, I assumed by the brand name we would be automatic allies since I’m also vegan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So when I browsed the website – full of dreamy images of effortlessly styled women in beautiful classic linen clothing and filled with useful information about its workers, supply chain and processes – it confirmed my gut feeling. Deciding to work together was a no-brainer..." Editor @jenniferbnini
, a perfect partnership given their cruelty-free values and her love of classic silhouettes with a touch of sass. To view the entire shoot, click on the link in our bio. 📸@thebenmcguire.
Location: Noosa, Australia @sunrise_palm_bungalow
💚#proudlysponsored #vegan #plantbased #ecovegan #activist #ethicalfashion #travelbloggervibes #vegansofig #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #ecowarriorprincess
What do you do when you are a crone on Friday night. More Macrame of course 🤣😂🤣 Hemp Twine with a button from a shirt I repurposed as the clasp. Always always always save the buttons♻️✌️💚
It's so hard to think that in just a couple of months there will be feet of snow on the ground. Dehydrating the bounty of summer for use in the winter is wonderful. It also makes my soul happy when I use food I grew myself when making making fantastic soups and stews that warm your bones on a cold night. I little glimpse of memories of summer days in bleak steel grey skies.
Jalapenos and my beautiful purple sweet peppers🌱
Where the wild things are 🤣 I have 3 different composting systems because I'm a wierdo who likes to play in the dirt. I do try hard to keep our landfill contribution to the minimum and process what I can at home.
We don't live in the country, we do border it though. We have quite a bit of little critters running around outside🐁🦊🐭😁 so here is where I put my scraps that might be enticing to them. .
I let the thistles and goldenrods grow high around it because the bees and butterflies love them. Honestly, I love the wildness of the look too. Much more attractive than just the tumbler I think. My ecological footprint would be so much higher without my little dirt makers 🤣
Do you compost? Do you have any questions? Wanna just chat or say hi? ⬇️👇
Throwback Thursday 😊 to a couple of years ago @ashasanctuary
for the Kiss a Cow event. So much fun! If you scroll through you can see some of our favorite animals. I may be an Ecovegan, but I can guarantee the animals don't care why I do not eat them 🐴🐄🐖🐔🐓
A few months ago I talked about how I wasn’t comfortable being photographed without makeup. I know this sounds very superficial, but it was the truth. I have struggled with acne since going vegan and I didn’t understand why. I was using every vegan acne product there was and my skin was just getting worse and worse.
I started doing my research and guess what? Just because the product is vegan doesn’t make it natural or good for your skin. After learning about this I revamped my skin care. Now I use gentle oils and natural cleanser and even some ingredients I find in my pantry!
I also started doing some inner work about myself and my worth. I came to see that I was using make up to make myself feel worthy, I was spending way too much time inside and in front of a screen. I started to implement time outside every single day, morning and evening. I started refusing to wear makeup on the weekends and became comfortable with myself.
The verdict of switching my skin care and appreciating myself is amazing skin. Now, I still get the occasional breakouts and redness, but it doesn’t hinder me anymore. I’m comfortable going out without makeup, I’m comfortable going to the movies without makeup, I’m comfortable going to dinner without makeup and most of all I’m comfortable in my own skin! ✌️🌿✨
I don't think anything else needs to be said.
Zero waste tip: change your snacking. I use to love Lara bars and snack mixes. I never thought of all the disposable plastic that went along with them.
Now, I make my own bars and snack mixes. My favorite is bulk nuts and bulk chocolate. I’m loving salted cashews with some dark chocolate. Zero waste and oh so good! 🍫
The rain let up just enough to get my birthday babies in the ground. 3 of the cutest little boysenberry plants were delivered today in sunshine. As soon as I got them tucked in they sky turned grey. A nice shower will do the roots some good. .
You can kinda see my newest shipment of free wood chips. It's about 5ft tall and 7-8 ft wide. I'm letting them rest and heat up a bit before I start to move them around the yard. It gets the beneficial bacteria started. They also included some good chunks of wood which I'm going to cut up and let season for the fireplace. Won't use them until next year, but still. There was also a rake in it lol. I can't remember the name of the tree company or I'd call them and return it. .
I don't know what I'm going to do next year because I think I'm officially done with all the permanent food plants in the yard. I guess it's time to focus on flowers.
Here is the tally for my little half acre:
4 different apple trees
2 cherry trees
3 Boysenberry plants 💚
3 Wild Grape (muscadine)
Seedless Red Grape
It's been a busy 3 summers since we moved here☮️
I haven't had coffee in so long but I need it today. We are finally getting some much needed rain today which means I'll not be working in the garden today. Time for some podcasts and processing all the single use plastic bags I've collected into plarn. .
How is your day treating you? How are you treating your day? I'd love to hear❣️
Thank you for so many vegan options and letting me use my own own cup and straw!!!!! Huge win for my family and our Environment ❣️
I'm pretty happy with how my blueberry tie dye came out❣️ looks much better bthan a white shirt with stains on it lol. I hand washed it with castille soap and the color seems like it stuck pretty well. This little thrift store tank is not done on it's journey yet.💚🌎☮️
If you haven't watched this on Netflix I HIGHLY recommend it. Jane Goodall and Roger Payne. Wow, just....wow❣️
I spilled a blue smoothie all over my tank top and shorts of bleach I can't get the stain out. So going to dye it with some blueberries. Haven't done a tie dye in years. ☮️ Kinda interested to see how this works 💚😊
I have been vegan for almost 4 years. I know there are many who have been vegan for longer, but I’m proud of my 4 years.
In those 4 years I have witnessed veganism go from a tiny idea to a full on movement. I have seen restaurants, grocery stores, fast food chains and even sporting facilities begin to provide vegan options.
Our system is simple... the more demand for vegan products the more vegan products supplied. We vote with our dollars. I vote for vegan, zero waste and as sustainable as possible!
I loved supporting veganism @indyindians
victory field by ordering a vegan burger loaded with mustard, ketchup, onion and relish. I brought my own napkin and reusable glass to keep my baseball outing vegan and low waste. ⚾️🍔
Sumac (lemon)Ade in the making. I'm so excited!!! I'm sure I'll show you the seed heads drying at some point. I'm having so much fun learning about all the local Flora and using it in my kitchen. I did take a lttle taste of the seed and it is so delicious.
A great way I lower my impact on the earth is to use the gifts it gives me that are free and wild. Staghorn Sumac grows everywhere around here. I am going to attempt to grow some in my yard. I grabbed some of the dead seed heads I found and I'm going to intentionally plant them in a spot that gets all day sun that could use a spot of shade. I love the shape of the tree, it reminds me of a tropical paradise. Here in the North East we are very far from tropical lol🤣
I may just have to try making sumac kombucha💚🌱
Here is some information from Michigan State University extension. "Sumac is reported to have several medicinal benefits. American Indians used it to treat colds, fever and scurvy while also grinding the berries mixed with clay and using as a salve on open wounds. Sumac has also shown to have benefits for treating diarrhea, dysentery, sore throats, infections, asthma and cold sores. Sumac berries are also used in beekeeping smokers."
I saw this the other day and thought it was insanely cute! It got me thinking about how we should all be constantly educating ourselves so that we can make a positive impact on others, there is no age limit to learning! 🐳
I have a confession.....sometimes I buy things in plastic. Sometimes it’s a bag of chips or a package of pita.
Yes, I know I can make my own pita and yes, I know plastic is terrible, but sometimes it happens. It’s usually when I’m feeling lazy and unmotivated.
I use to get angry at myself when I’d have these slip ups. Now, I realize slip ups will happen because we don’t live in a world that promotes zero waste.
I make my own hummus, buy rice in bulk, switched to zero waste makeup and skin care, but I’m not perfect and I’m not always 100% zero waste; and I think for now I’m ok with that, as long as I continue working to become even closer to zero waste. 🌎🌈🌻
tincturing the totally delectable + organic mint from the totally awesome @starbrightfarm
- something delicious for our limited edition apothecary kit...brewing your way! 🤩😋
I've been struggling to find time for self care and I can feel it deep in my soul. I've decided that going forward that it is going to be Self Care Sunday. I'm going to avoid all social media and just spend the day with myself and my family. If you ever need me I will still answer messages I'm just not going to spend the afternoon perusing likei have been.
This is an area that I'm just learning about, so if you have any tips or things that you enjoy doing for your self care I would sincerely love to hear them!
My backyard has become an overgrown jungle....and I couldn’t be happier ✌️🐿🐢
My sunflower brings all the birds to the yard...
And my first little Patty Pan squash.🌱💚🌎☮️
Baby Ginger is waking up😍 It had started to show signs of wanting to grow at the grocery store. I figured that might cause it to go into an unwanted pile as it's obviously a little old. I bought her and brought her home. I was right. Fingers crossed she grows into a big beautiful plant 🤞
How is your day going? I would live to hear❣️
We’re here! Pop up located at Shed Cafe in Reading.
Their Coffee and oat milk is currently going down a treat 🌱
I didn't plant these. They are volunteers and much larger than anything I harvested last year. I am so excited for the rest to ripen. Yummy home canned tomato puree is definitely in my future 😊
Tomatoes do really well in containers so even if you live in a tiny house or an apartment I highly recommend growing them. My friend who swore up and down he didn't like tomatoes grew some just to make ketchup and spaghetti sauce. He eventually gave in and ate one and said he now likes only homegrown tomatoes lol😜
Not only does it taste great, it is zero waste and organic (if you tend to them organically). There is just something that fills my soul when I can feed myself and my family on my own.
Getting all the last bits in order before tomorrow’s pop up shop!