October 25, 2016

Zero Waste Deodorant

Smelly armpits are pretty unanimously unsexy. I hear people saying all the time that they cannot find deodorant that is sustainable or "eco" that keeps their armpits scent free and they go back to plastic packaged, chemical laden store bought deodorant.

That was me BUT NOT ANYMORE because I created a recipe for deodorant that kept me smelling fresh and clean even when working out. Check out how I keep stinkiness at bay in this video:
To make your own DIY deodorant, check out this video below:

October 17, 2016

What to do about Contact Lenses

I have terrible vision.

When a doctor first told my mom that I had bad vision there was a brief second of excitement, glasses! But then reality struck. It was so cool to see like 70 percent of what was in front of me, but then there was this large range outside of the glasses that I couldn't see and it was weird and terrifying and so I graduated to contact lenses. I have been wearing the for over 12 years now and can't see myself going back to glasses (no pun intended) and the thought of getting laser eye surgery isn't even a thought for me.

So how do I live a Zero Waste lifestyle and still wear contacts? Check out this video below!

October 14, 2016

How to Buy Coffee Zero Waste Style

I am absolutely addicted to coffee. I drink multiple cups every single day and while sometimes I make it at home, other times I grab it on the go.

But how do I get to-go coffee without a disposable cup? Easy!

I bring my own . Check out this video to see how I buy coffee single use package free. You can do it with a reusable coffee cup or mason jar.

REMEMBER don't be afraid of looking weird for asking for something in a reusable cup. You are a BADASS doing something that is amazing for the environment (and your wallet because a lot of coffee shops will give discounts for people who bring their own cups). If someone gives you a look for doing something different,  it is not something to be ashamed of. You could be doing something they have never seen before, so think about it in a way that makes you a teacher, showing someone something new, and be proud. You rock! 

Cup in this video is from http://ecoff.ee

October 11, 2016

Walking Home With Michael Donovan

Last week Michael Donovan, photographer, hysterical human, and all around awesome guy, came to my office to hang out and talk about trash, the environment, dead raccoons, and Louis CK for his podcast Walking Home. Check out our episode to get a glimpse into the inner working of our brains. 

From his site... 

"Lauren is NOT an environmentalist but she can teach you how to save $20,000 in 4 years, get healthier, and add time to your week by changing your lifestyle through reducing your impact on the environment. AND she can fit a years worth of trash in a single mason jar!
Some topics from this show:
• What is Zero-Waste and the Zero-Waste lifestyle?
• How to NOT be an annoying environmentalist
• How to change your lifestyle most efficiently
• Stop protesting and make your life better
• Go beyond being a consumer
• Fix yourself rather than trying to fix others
• There are no fuck-ups when you're manifesting
• Live a meaningful life now