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Live with sustainability in mind. Our mission at Live to Sustain is to learn and teach sustainability. We explore subjects related to sustainability for the environment, personal sustainability and local sustainability. We take a realistic approach to sustainability. Our aim is not to divide people. We understand that everyone wants to contribute, but may not know how.

Live to Sustain teaches people a realistic approach to sustainability. An approach that everyone can learn. Learn how to be a better version of yourself. Learn how to make daily decisions that benefit you and our environment.

Everyday we make decisions that effect sustainability. The decision to exercise. The decision to eat that less than healthy lunch. The decision to throw our trash away properly. The decision to use less and therefore produce less trash all together.

Its time to stop living passively. Take responsibility for sustainability. Live to Sustain.

Meet Adam & Laura

Adam Cunningham and Laura Weatherbee are everyday citizens who are passionate about creating a sustainable future. We understand that modern life is filled with many tough choices, and choosing the sustainable path is not always easy. That's why we aim to learn as much as possible about sustainable living practices like adopting renewable energy and promoting fair business. By sharing this knowledge, we hope to create meaningful change in our community.


Want to take a peak inside our home? Before we started Live to Sustain, I (Laura) worked as interior designer in New York City for over a decade. You can read more about my decision to leave the interior design industry here. Even though I no longer work professionally as an interior designer, I'm still passionate about all things design and style. Currently, Adam and I live in a 2-bedroom condo in sunny San Diego, CA. Our house is always a work in progress as I've been trying to embrace "slow design" over the past few years. Check out the posts below to get a glimpse inside our home, and see some of the design projects I've blogged about over the past few years:

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Entry Wall “Slow Design” Makeover

By Laura Weatherbee | August 23, 2019

Last year I wrote this post about my decision to leave the interior design industry and embrace “slow design”. That means taking time to let…

How to Minimize Waste in the Bathroom

By Laura Weatherbee | August 28, 2018

I first learned about the “zero-waste” movement after reading an article about how Lauren Singer, founder of the blog Trash is for Tossers, managed to…

Kitchen Renovation Part 4 – The Big Reveal

By Laura Weatherbee | May 27, 2018

Are you ready for the big reveal of our kitchen makeover? If you’re not already caught up, be sure to check out: Part 1 –…

Kitchen Renovation Part 3 – Construction Progress and Design Finishes

By Laura Weatherbee | May 13, 2018

Welcome to Part 3 of our Kitchen Renovation Project. (If you’re not caught up check out Part 1 – Intro and Part 2 – Construction…

Paper Towel Free – It’s as Easy as 1,2,3!

By Laura Weatherbee | April 30, 2018

When Adam and I moved in together last year, we decided to go paper towel free at home. I was nervous at first because it…

Kitchen Renovation Part 2 – Construction Begins

By Laura Weatherbee | February 25, 2018

Welcome back to Part 2 of our kitchen renovation project. Check out Part 1 to see where we started. Today we’re going to dive right…

Kitchen Renovation Part 1 – Before + Design Plan

By Laura Weatherbee | February 12, 2018

Hey friends! Today I want to share with you the details of my kitchen renovation project. I must confess that this was not a particularly…

Thrift Store Chair Makeover – Part 2: Mexican Blanket Reupholstery

By Laura Weatherbee | January 7, 2018

In Part 1 of this thrift store chair makeover project, I showed you how we refinished these chairs using all natural, eco-friendly materials. Today, in…

Thrift Store Chair Makeover – Part 1: Stain and Seal

By Laura Weatherbee | January 6, 2018

When I lived in New York City, I worked as an interior designer for nearly a decade. I’m still passionate about creating beautiful spaces, but…