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We’ve got our travel mugs and our reusable shopping bags. How about a To-Go Ware bamboo utensil set to round out the perfect waste-free travel toolkit! A handy carabiner on the back lets you clip and carry a fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks onto just about anything. The utensil holders are made out of RPET (recycled PET plastic).
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I attended my first clothing swap about four years ago, and I’ve helped coordinate Do It Green! Minnesota’s last three annual clothing swaps. They’ve become one of my favorite green activities; they are fun, they emphasize the importance of item reuse, and they create a wonderful sense of community among the participants.
The idea behind clothing swaps is simple. People bring in clothes they no longer want and exchange them for clothes from other participants. Many clothing swaps also include shoes, coats, and accessories.
After harvesting veggies from our gardening earlier this week, I peeked in my bag and thought, wow, it’s like a picture perfect rainbow – bet it tastes just as good.
This thought then led me to think, it’s like you can ”Taste the rainbow”… mmmm.
Sure, maybe I borrowed the tagline from a famous candy, but similar to the original Skittles® pack, the only color missing from my bag was blue, which is pretty impressive considering we’re talking Mother Nature’s coloring au naturel versus something made in a chem lab by the folks at Wrigley.
Since moving away from home and subsequently being forced to become more self-sufficient, one of the biggest challenges I've faced is how to eat healthy with a limited budget. The following is a bit about how I changed my diet for the better both for myself and for the environment.
For my first year and a half of college, I sustained myself on ramen noodles. I was eating usually one to two packs of ramen noodles every day; it got to the point where if I went without them, I would have withdrawals (okay, maybe I'm being a little melodramatic). The ramen noodle advantage is that they're extremely cheap and they're easy to make. Unfortunately, they pack way too much sodium (1960 mg - mostly in the flavor packet). And they're not exactly environmentally friendly either - with each packet individually wrapped in plastic, and multi-packs wrapping the whole package in another plastic bag.