Today I want to share one of my absolute favorite (and easiest) zero-waste swaps. Laundry is without question, the chore I loathe most. And schlepping my clothes down the block to the laundromat was one of my biggest annoyances when I first moved to Brooklyn. But hey, it’s got to get done and I must say, I’ve been slightly more willing to launder now that I have a zero-waste alternative to laundry detergent and dryer sheets! Continue reading “Zero Waste – Laundry”
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Nature Reads post, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading! Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees has been one of my favorite books of the year and one I simply haven’t been able to stop “buzzing” about since I finished it this past spring.
I am mildly obsessed with Standard Wax’s Green Thumb fragrance. I first stumbled upon it at a Greenpoint local plant shop I adore called Tend. As soon as one enters this lush plant shop, you’re hit with this fresh scent reminiscent of ferns, soil, moss, and grass. It’s like entering an Eden and it’s heavenly!
I had something very strange happen to me a few weeks ago. I contracted mumps. Yep, the mumps. That long-gone virus that I was vaccinated for as a child…vaccinated twice actually. Continue reading “A Zero Waste Moment of Change”
I’ve been struggling to get over a cold for over a week now, and it had left me feeling more than a little disappointed and sorry for myself this past weekend. But the silver lining to being stuck inside the apartment all week was catching my first sighting of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at our fire-escape bird feeder… Continue reading “Notes from the Feeder: Rose-breasted Grosbeak”
Hi Friends! I’ve been quiet over here in large part to being simply swamped with work and my work has been mostly focused on spring. Everyone’s favorite season was the focus of a big project I worked on that just wrapped up earlier this week and, in the midst of creating web and social content to complement and promote this event, I actually learned quite a bit about the signifiers of spring, how climate change is affecting the season and how interconnected plants, pollinators, and other animals are to this time of year.
I think it may be safe to say that we are basically in the middle of winter… right? We’re halfway through and we have a good ways to go before temperatures officially start going up, flowers start blooming, and I can revert to wearing jeans without leggings or tights underneath. Although, it has been unseasonably warm here in New York the past few days, so maybe Spring is really just around the corner.
Either way, I feel like it’s a good time to reminisce about our trip to Cape Cod last August and the beautiful landscape of the National Seashore. Also, especially for President’s Day, I have a presidential history tie in…
Continue reading “The Cape Cod Coast”