If you take a look at your closet, how many of those clothes do you wear regularly? I’m guessing that you have a bunch of pieces that you may have only worn a few times and have no intention of wearing again. This is all too common for most people living in North America.

We’re so consumed by fast fashion that we don’t think about the impact it has after we’ve worn and tossed it.

So what’s the alternative to fast fashion? Sustainable fashion.

Why is sustainable fashion important? There’s so many reasons. From helping the planet to protecting animals…


In this day and age, it’s so common for us to spend money on cheap items that we throw away. Things like holiday decorations, clothes, kitchen supplies and so much more.

When we do this, we end up buying lots of cheap items that get tossed out without a lot of use. This only leads to more trash filling up our landfill and oceans. We need to be more purposeful when it comes to where we spend our money.

Instead of buying cheap products, if you were to invest in quality items, then you would be helping yourself and the…


It seems like everything that is made these days is meant to be thrown out. From phones to clothes, it’s only meant to last a few months before it’s useless. This throw away society is exactly what capitalism wants. It keeps you buying more and more so that companies can make more money.

People are taking notice and now, consumers want to help the environment. In fact, one study found that 65% of consumers said they would buy eco-friendly products. But they also found that only 26% actually do. Why is that?

If you’ve tried to shop for more eco-friendly…


Don’t throw out your glass jar! They are so many great uses for them.

Pasta sauce and salsa usually come in glass jars that you can reuse. As someone that likes to reduce my waste, I can confirm that I have a cabinet filled with glass jars just waiting to be used.

Reusing glass jars is a cost effective way to get closer to a zero waste kitchen. You don’t need to buy fancy matching containers for your home. You can use what you already paid for at the grocery store!

How to remove the sticker

I find that if I soak my glass jar…


Everyone that menstruates knows how much waste comes with a period. Whether it be pads or tampons, we throw out a lot during that one week. Why not use zero waste period products instead?

There are so many alternatives to period products. You can use period underwear, reusable pads, cups or organic products.

In this post, I’ll explain what each product is and their pros and cons. In the end, I hope you can pick one that works for you and start reducing your period waste!

But first, let’s talk about why we need to stop using plastic period products.

Why Switch to Zero Waste Period Products?


Every day that you cook, you have plenty of scraps from your fruits and vegetables. Have you ever wondered what to do with food scraps?

Instead of throwing them away, why not get one more use out of them?

Reusing food scraps will get you more food without spending extra money. Plus, you’ll prevent food scraps from ending up in the landfill.

Keep reading to find 13 smart ideas for what to do with food scraps.

Food Scraps vs Food Waste

Although food scraps and food waste are similar, they are slightly different.

Food scraps are parts of food that we can’t eat. …


Have you heard of a capsule wardrobe? It’s something that’s become very popular in recent years. What started as a statement decades ago has now become a lifestyle for so many people around the world.

A capsule wardrobe can be lifechanging. But before you jump into this lifestyle, you should know the benefits and disadvantages that come with it.

Keep reading to learn about what it is, why you should do it and if it’s right for you.

What is a Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe is a a mini wardrobe made up of timeless pieces that you can mix and match to make many…


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I have a confession to make. I don’t clean my makeup brushes as often as I should. In fact, I used to go months without cleaning them.

I know that’s wrong but I never made it part of my routine. And when my makeup brush cleaner ran out, I kept forgetting to buy a new one.

Finally, I tried a DIY makeup brush cleaner for my brushes. And it worked amazingly. …


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If you’re looking to read some books and learn more about the environment, you have to read these best sustainability books.

These popular books range from talking about the fast fashion industry to industrial farming to modern businesses.

Whether you are looking to educate yourself on the impacts of modernization on the environment or are looking for solutions to climate change problems, these books will get you thinking.

The beauty of these books is…


2021 is here and that means new year’s resolutions! The new year is a great time to set goals. If you’re looking to live a greener life in 2021, you’re in luck! I’ve put together a list of 10 easy eco-friendly new year’s resolutions that anyone can do.

Not sure you can stick to a habit? I also wrote a quick guide on how you can stick to them. You don’t have to do each of these goals. Pick the ones that you think you can do this year.

Making these habit changes in your life are a great way…

Youmna Rab

I have a passion for living a sustainable lifestyle to help heal our planet. Read my posts on living an eco-friendly lifestyle at Sustainably-Yours.com.

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