5th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Small Steps to a Zero Waste Kitchen: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

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The great Zero Waste compromise with DH.

Unbeknownst to me at the time, we started the road to the Zero Waste kitchen when we bought a compost bin. Back in 2003,  I just wanted to start making my own soil and stop paying a lot for garbage service!  Continue reading “5th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Small Steps to a Zero Waste Kitchen: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

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4th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Achieving a Zero Waste Lunchbox at School and Work: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

Here’s another way to keep the green while being green:

Way #4 – Save loads of money and reduce your carbon footprint with a Zero Waste Lunch box at school and at work.  Continue reading “4th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Achieving a Zero Waste Lunchbox at School and Work: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

3rd of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Creating a Zero Waste Closet: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

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To quote Bea Johnson, fellow working mom who inspired me to strive for a Zero Waste Home, “Zero Waste is not only good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet!”  

In her post, The Zero Waste Closet, Bea says that the Zero Waste lifestyle is sadly associated with careless / carefree clothing.  Continue reading “3rd of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Creating a Zero Waste Closet: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

2nd of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Benefits of the Resuable Mug: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

A couple of months ago, Marilyn and I met for coffee at Einstein Bros. Bagel. She had remembered her reusable cup. To which, I said, “Oh, you’re so good! I wish I had remembered!” Oh, the guilt of having to throw away my coffee cup! But seriously, these disposable coffee cups add up.  Continue reading “2nd of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Benefits of the Resuable Mug: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

7 Ways To Zero Waste: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

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Most of our garbage is incinerated in Connecticut

Climate Change is a controversial topic. At the time of this post, The UN Climate Conference talks have been underway in Paris.

Just in case climate change turns out to be a 100%-proven deal, how about being part of doing something to reverse its negative effects? The next generation will thank you for at least trying. What is doable? Reducing the amount of garbage you produce. Continue reading “7 Ways To Zero Waste: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”