DIY Hand Sanitizer

DIY hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes

DIY hand sanitizer is easy, effective, and cheap. With flu season, and the added coronavirus  upon us, pharmacy’s and grocery stores are finding themselves running low on hand sanitizer. So here is what you need to know to make your own effective hand sanitizer. Hand Washing Should Be Your First Line of Defense First, whenever […]

Worm Composting Basics

Worm composting has become a normal part of my weekly routine as I’ve sought to live more sustainably. Although I haven’t achieved the level of affection my granddaughter shows for the worms, she wants to name them, I am grateful for the work they do to cut down on my food waste. Why Compost? While […]

Make Sustainably Grown Flowers a Priority This Valentine’s Day

ethical flowers

Are you buying a loved one flowers this Valentine’s Day? Consider purchasing sustainably grown flowers as a symbol of your love. Valentine’s Day used to be a time to write a love letter, craft a card, or pick some flowers for your love. Things have changed drastically as the holiday has become a commercial bonanza […]

4 Plastic Free Hair Care Options

4 Zero waste shampoo options

Plastic and toxin free The bathroom is the 2nd largest contributor to waste in the average household. (First is the kitchen) Shampoo and conditioner bottles are an often overlooked single use plastic. Here are 4 plastic free hair care options so that you can wash your hair while protecting your health and caring for the […]

What is a Sustainable Journey?

  Defining Sustainable Journey When choosing a name for this website I considered many and landed on, Sustainable Journey.  I like the word sustainable, as it combines different aspects of living lightly on the earth, with living well. In order for anything to be sustainable, long-term health must be built in.  One common definition of […]

Simple, Sustainable, No Waste Water Filter

The science behind activated charcoal is nothing new or mysterious. Most water treatment facilities use some sort of activated charcoal in their process, and many home water filtration systems, including those name brand filtering pitchers, have charcoal filters.

Why I Participated in Plastic Free July…Going Plastic Free

Everything mankind has EVER made from plastic still exists, and it’s not going anywhere. Plastic is now in the deepest parts of the oceans, in the dust in our homes, in the bottled water that we purchase, and in the foods that we eat. Every time we wash our clothes microfibers enter our water systems, every time we drink bottled water we add to a landfill.

Going Plastic Free

I had to get clear on why I wanted to change my lifestyle. Much of my thought process was on lining up my values with my actions. Having grandchildren challenged me to consider the world I’m leaving them, being a person of faith challenged me to consider how I was caring for creation.