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Just In Case Travel Kit You Shouldn’t Go Without

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During the Great Depression, there was a slogan: use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. When you're traveling, with different resources and limited money, this philosophy is just as relevant. Things will always break and go wrong - it's all a part of the travel gig! But you can still prepare for travel mishaps by packing this just in case travel kit. This emergency travel[...]

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Sustainable Travel Packing List: 27 Things To Pack

My personal motto is "enjoy the world, and be nice to it." This sustainable travel packing list will help you do just that! Pack these 27 items to minimize your landfill contribution as much as possible as you're exploring. Since not every trip will be the same, there's no one-size-fits-all sustainable travel packing list. These packing items are clustered under two different umbrella[...]

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Travel Wellness Kit: How To Take Care Of Yourself On The Road

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Traveling becomes uncomfortable, expensive and loses its shine when you are unwell on the road. This travel wellness kit will help minimize all of these discomforts and inconveniences so you can focus on being in the moment and enjoying your time in this special destination. Do you love traveling? Maybe the digital nomad lifestyle is for you! Learn how you can take steps to become a d[...]

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Sustainable Gift Ideas For Seriously Anyone

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You're interested in reducing your impact on the environment - I can tell, because you're here! At Writing From Nowhere, looking for sustainable gift ideas. Welcome, friend. But I reckon that not everyone in your life shares our interest in reducing their landfill contribution. A bidet and composter may not be the home-run gift for your sibling that it would be for you. That's[...]

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Paste This Into Your Next Review To Encourage Sustainable Practices

Whether they realize it or not, consumers wield the mighty power of the pen (or rather, keyboard). Product reviews on Amazon, business reviews on Yelp and accommodation reviews on Airbnb have strengthened the power of reviewers. Your voice gets to be heard by the public and business owners! And I think it's the perfect place to respectfully encourage sustainable practices that would make[...]

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Low-Waste On-The-Go Kit: 9 Tools To Help You Reduce Waste

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Your low-waste lifestyle shouldn't halt as soon as you're on-the-go or traveling. With a few simple tools, you can easily remain low-waste on-the-go! In this blog post, I'm sharing my favorite 9 tools that help me reduce waste on-the-go. By gathering a few tools, you can create a low waste on-the-go kit that's affordable and effective at reducing your landfill contribution. An adde[...]

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Host A Sustainable Cookout: 13 Ways To Waste Less

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Sweet, sweet summertime! Time to fire up the grill, gather round the firepit and enjoy a sustainable cookout. Are you ATTENDING a cookout instead of hosting one? This blog post is for you: how to reduce your waste attending a cookout. Having a more sustainable cookout is simple (and cheap!) with these 12 tips. The motto you need to take your cookout from ocean-polluting to eco-[...]

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Reducing Waste at Cookouts: Your Low-Waste Cookout Packing List

Hip-hip, hooray! Summer is finally upon us. I can already smell the pool chlorine, soy hot dogs on the grill and sparkler smoke. The missing ingredient to your best summer yet: this low-waste cookout packing list. Summer for me means { vegetarian } BBQs and being out on the water. Pennsylvania, USA 2018 These low-waste cookout tips can dramatically reduce your footprint, and even b[...]

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Low-Waste Cleaning Tools That Cover Your Whole Home

Whether you like it or love it, cleaning is a part of your life. Personally, I love cleaning (don't burn me! I'm not a witch). I think you'll love cleaning a little more too with these low-waste cleaning tools. What criteria make these low-waste cleaning tools so special? As a big cleaning fan, but I don't recommend just anything. There's very strict criteria for a cleaning prod[...]

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Spring Cleaning Low-Waste: The Routine You’ve Been Needing

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How does hearing "spring cleaning" make you feel? Personally, I love cleaning. Not necessarily the huge cleaning projects, but I enjoy taking small daily and weekly steps to maintain my home. Whether you love to clean or not, this spring cleaning low-waste routine will have you stopping to smell the roses! Enjoy this spring cleaning low-waste routine and let me know which item is your[...]

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