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Tutorial: how to sew a 30-minute bento bag

This bento bag tutorial needs to be shared. Because if I – the most mediocre seamstress of all – can whip it up simply, it means it’s the perfect zero waste project.  You can use these bento bags for bulk shopping, gift wrapping, a lunch box, and even a camera bag. Best of all, it’s simple enough that even a dysfunctional seamstress like myself can whip one up in just

Easy consumable zero waste gifts - Green Indy Blog

Easy consumable zero waste gifts

Whether you like it or not, ’tis the season for exchanging gifts with friends and family. Rather than impulse/panic buying something silly that they neither want or need at the last minute, consider the slightly more thoughtful DIY route. Even better, create consumable zero waste gifts tailored to their tastes that won’t take up shelf space after their use runs out. DIY is a great option since you have more

Everything you wanted to know about shaving with a safety razor - Green Indy Blog

Everything you wanted to know about shaving with a safety razor

I am, perhaps, uniquely unqualified to talk about shaving with a safety razor. Being the whitest redhead, I’ve got such light hair you likely can’t tell whether I shaved yesterday or three months ago unless you’re feeling my leg. (Please don’t do that.) Still. I am a person that occasionally shaves my legs. When I started my zero waste journey, switching away from plastic razors seemed like a simple, extremely

The ultimate zero waste guide to thrift shopping

I put together this zero waste guide to thrift shopping because I think – too often – people are put off by buying second hand. It can be seen as dirty or below someone, when in fact it’s an amazing way to get what you need without wasting more resources. This guide will address three types of things people commonly thrift and some tips on how to find quality items.

A 3-minute zero waste deodorant recipe - Green Indy Blog (header)

A 3-minute zero waste deodorant recipe

Do you ever get so busy you just tune out the simple, but very important things? When you tune back in there’s a massive pile of laundry, a distinct lack of food, or nothing prepared for the next few days? That happened to me this week. I realized I was out of deodorant as my finger hit the bottom of the little glass jar. (As a side note, I┬ácan’t recommend

KeepCup Review_ a zero waste coffee mug that pays for itself - Green Indy Blog

KeepCup Review: a zero waste coffee mug that pays for itself

This KeepCup review contains affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. I can give up going out to eat at restaurants. Or shopping for brand new items. But the one thing I can’t ever give up (hey, we all have our passes – right? – whether we’re going zero waste or budgeting) is coffee. Yes, I make it

How and why to buy carbon offsets for travel - Green Indy Blog

How and why to buy carbon offsets for travel

Some people may not realize the how and why to buy carbon offsets for travel – but it’s actually a pretty simple process! Find out how to make your travels “carbon neutral” in this post. You’ve all heard of carbon footprints, right? Basically, the idea that all the stuff we use/consume that’s made with fossil fuels has a certain carbon emission associated with it. The total of all those things