Beyond Consumer: Green Citizen Responsibilities

Just 4 days after UN declared code red for humanity in its IPCC report, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported July 2021 as the Earth’s hottest month ever recorded in 142 years. Few days later, a new earthquake struck Haiti, while wildfires were spreading in California, Turkey, Europe and Algeria, and Germany was still recovering from a major flood. FromContinue reading “Beyond Consumer: Green Citizen Responsibilities”

Natu Collective: Zero-Waste Wedding made it possible!

Laura A. Hernandez is the founder of Gwinnett Recycles, a grassroots community organization, and the Facebook group Zero Waste Gwinnett. She is a co-founder of Come Clean Gwinnett, which aims to empower citizens to reduce litter and blight. She hates to see anything go to waste and believes that Gwinnett County’s nearly one million residentsContinue reading “Natu Collective: Zero-Waste Wedding made it possible!”

Natu Collective: 8 Simple and Delightful Swaps to Start Your Sustainability Journey

Tiffany was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and currently resides in Seattle, WA. She enjoys marveling at nature, like rock formations and balanced ecosystems, and uses her curiosity to fuel her learning of how land came to be and the people who rely on it. Tiffany is currently completing her certificate in Sustainability &Continue reading “Natu Collective: 8 Simple and Delightful Swaps to Start Your Sustainability Journey”

Going away this summer? 5 easy tips to cut down on plastic.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a part of the world where things are going back to normal, you can feel the excitement to (finally) go out and see family, friends or discover new destinations. A getaway to a different city, to the beach, lake or mountains usually requires more convenience and therefore, moreContinue reading “Going away this summer? 5 easy tips to cut down on plastic.”

Will bioplastics fix the plastic waste crisis?

Confused about compostable, biodegradable, eco-friendly? Who is not? With environmental awareness being brought to a wider audience, there are many companies launching new materials in an effort to reduce carbon footprint, which is great! The unfortunate result is a bit more confusion to an already very confused consumer, who wants to do better but doesn’tContinue reading “Will bioplastics fix the plastic waste crisis?”

10 Green Habits I started in 2020 – The Kitchen Chapter!

People have been asking what we’re doing as a family to reduce our waste, so I decided to put a list together and oh my, I was surprised how much we achieved in a little over a year! I limited this post to the kitchen as I realized there’s content for future posts by room.Continue reading “10 Green Habits I started in 2020 – The Kitchen Chapter!”

Natu Collective: How Livia incorporated grandma’s habits in her household

Natu is starting to post collaborative feeds from our global network. The first contributor is Livia. Livia lives in Stuttgart, Germany, with her husband and 2 kids. She likes to incorporate grandma’s habits in her lifestyle, bringing back natural and minimum processed food and cleaning products to her household. When Natu asked me to tell a coupleContinue reading “Natu Collective: How Livia incorporated grandma’s habits in her household”

8 experiences to give during COVID-holidays

Nobody could imagine that this pandemic would last until the Holiday season, but here we are! Giving experiences instead of gifts can be a great alternative this year. On top of eco-friendly (learn more here) they can be much fun! Give a day in the woods: Research the best hikes in your area and set up aContinue reading “8 experiences to give during COVID-holidays”

Tis the season… to take out the trash!

Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans produce 25% more trash than usual? That’s about one million extra tons of garbage each week! All that wrapping paper, glitter, ribbons… which have an average lifetime of… 60 seconds? Give or take! $12 billion worth of packing material is spent every holiday seasonContinue reading “Tis the season… to take out the trash!”

Candy Wrappers Nightmare

A recent report from Ocean Conservancy found candy & snack wrappers as the top litter in the ocean. For 34 years it was cigarettes butts. Trash end up in the ocean not just because people litter. A big part of the problem is that recycling infrastructure is not in place to reincorporate all materials back into production. Candy wrappers are not recyclable. They are light and fly from the garbage trucks and landfills, ending up in rivers and ultimately the oceans.