My Dental Routine

At this point in my zero waste journey, I’ve managed to find a sustainable swap for most of the products I use, with one notable exception: my dental routine. Like any good zero waster, I started my journey off with a DIY toothpaste recipe (it was disgusting) then moved on to using toothpaste sold in […]

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What I Bought: January

Just like 2018, I started 2019 with a no-buy in January. And, just like 2018, I didn’t actually go a month without buying anything. I set some clear guidelines for how I’m going to shop this year. Here’s what I bought in January and how they fit (or didn’t fit) my rules: Two day passes […]

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My 2019 Shopping Plan

By now you probably know how much I loved “The Year of Less” in 2018. Last year, I also stumbled across the YouTube channel of Hannah Louise Poston, where she chronicled her 2018 No Buy Year. I’m starting 2018 with a no buy month (and to be honest I’ve already broken that but more on […]

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2018 Favorites

The end of 2018 marks the end of my first full calendar year of living zero waste. Throughout the year I tried new products, read books about the environment, and connected with people in real life, on the blog, and on Instagram (I’m way more active on Instagram these days, you can find me @ARenewableLife). […]

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2019 Goals

I know it’s cliche to say, but where did this year go? At the end of 2017 I wrote out some goals for 2018 and I’m pleasantly surprised to see that I achieved most of my zero waste goals. My goals for 2018 were: 1. No Buy January —  I bought a couple of things […]

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My personal finance goals

One of the unintended consequences I’ve experienced since going zero waste has been the ability to save money for the first time in my life. When I consider my economic future, wealth is not a goal. But I do want stability, the ability to own a home, travel a bit, and retire (even if social […]

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What I Bought: September

At the beginning of the year, I tracked my monthly purchases because “Refuse” is the single most important part of living a zero waste life. I eventually stopped posting these, but no more! I’m bringing back #whatclairebought so you can see the good (and bad) purchases I make as a zero waster throughout the month. […]

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