Zero Waste Home: Reducing waste and eating out

Published on May 30th, 2017 | by

9 months ago by

So far in this Zero Waste Home series, I’ve discussed grocery shopping and cooking. But I’m a city girl at heart who feels a strong draw to explore my bigger home: San Francisco. That’s why I’ve worked to bring my zero-waste habits to the restaurants, cozy cafes and easy, family-style pizza parties I often frequent. Check out […] read more

Easy Upcycling: Transform Laminate Countertops into “Granite”

Published on April 25th, 2017 | by

10 months ago by

By Jennifer Tuohy We love to hate laminate countertops. They’re durable and functional, but they look utilitarian. They also last forever, which makes ripping them out to install trendy stone countertops a tough decision. We don’t want to send them to the landfill when they still have life left in them, but we want to […] read more

Easy Upcycling: Filing Cabinet Into Garden Storage

Published on March 27th, 2017 | by

11 months ago by

By Jennifer Tuohy The combination of working from home and managing the lives of a family of four means accumulating a lot of paperwork. Despite my efforts to live a paperless lifestyle—via scanning and recycling—I simply cannot live without a good filing system. For many years, I used a beat-up old filing cabinet stashed in […] read more

Zero Waste Home: Basic Grocery Shopping Tips

Published on February 3rd, 2017 | by

1 year ago by

My zero waste goal has given me a new appreciation for grocery shopping. In my previous life, I often ordered from Instacart, a service that delivers groceries to your door. It was so convenient, but so wasteful! I was always stuck with extra bags, big plastic containers and free giveaways I didn’t want to eat. […] read more

sustainablog’s New “Zero Waste Home” Series

Published on January 18th, 2017 | by

1 year ago by

Whatever your political party affiliation, we can all agree that strong, centralized environmental policy will not be a priority under Donald Trump. If Americans care about a healthy planet, we’ll have to persuade state and local governments to care too, or roll up our sleeves and get to work ourselves. For this reason, I’ve challenged […] read more