From Chips to Granola: Our Families Journey to a Monthly Garbage Jar

During the month of March, our family of 4 reduced our waste to a single small mason jar. We invited our readers to join in our Green UP Challenge, whether that meant reducing their waste to a single jar or choosing a smaller Green UP goal, like only using reusable coffee mugs. Everyone participating was…

The Righteous Vegans

I felt that the Green UP challenge would not be complete without touching on  food. More specifically, I wanted to touch on Veganism and why a plant based diet is attractive for those that choose a greener lifestyle. I turned to two  amazing friends and asked them to write about their family adventure with food.…

Reducing Plastic Waste with Gogo Bags (Review)

“Only 12% of the world’s plastic is recycled”. That is what I heard last weekend while listening to the Sunday Edition on CBC radio. This means that the rest of the plastic is sitting in our landfills and flooding our oceans. Hearing that statistic was heartbreaking especially when there are alternatives to using plastic but…

Create your Zero Waste Kitchen with these Tips!

Creating a zero waste kitchen can seem impossible. Although it seems daunting, once changes have been made they are easy to maintain even if you still want to buy the occasional food item that contains waste. It has been freezing cold outside and the only good thing about not being able to play outside for…

Cloth Diapering on the Go

I have to admit that cloth diapering was one of my biggest concerns for the Green UP challenge. I was worried that cloth diapering would cut into my adventure time with the girls and that we would have constant diaper changes or blow outs. Luckily the cloth diapers we chose made exploring a breeze. I…