The right and left wings of the US need to start working together. Together they can bring balance back to this country. Everyday I read in the news about issues we should all be fighting over. Lately the stories about Kavanaugh are gobbling up every headline. People are sitting on the edge of their seats…

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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 fit all the waste she had generated over the course of several years into a tiny mason jar. I was really inspired, and wanted to start my own journey towards…

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Live to Sustain is podcasting! Laura and Adam recently sat down to chat about being constructive vs destructive. We discuss: How to better communicate with loved ones and friends Being unifying not divisive Finding common ground Empathy Constructive criticism Electric Scooter Mania Solutions…

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At Live to Sustain we advocate for a paper towel free lifestyle. At home Laura and I do not use disposable paper towels. We pieced together a napkin set of about 30 or so cloth napkins. Some were bought at the swap meet for pennies. The rest we found while cleaning out some old stored…

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When it comes to the flower industry, sustainability is a complicated question. For example, flowers imported from the fertile climate of Ecuador may have a smaller carbon footprint than flowers grown in climate-controlled greenhouses in the US. On the one hand, flowers could be considered an expensive waste of water and other natural resources. On…

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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 – Before + Design Plan Part 2 – Construction Begins Part 3 – Construction Progress and Design Finishes Things were starting to come together by the end of Part 3. The…

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Image source: https://simpleconstruct.net/ Straw bale building is a really cool way of creating buildings using straw bales covered in plaster as walls. This building technique has been used for centuries, but is regaining popularity due to it’s excellent insulation properties and fire resistance. The straw bales are stacked and covered in natural clay to create…

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BBQ’n Tips: Throwing a party can be hectic. You want to have all your friends over and you want to host them as best you can, but you dont want to spend the whole time prepping and cleaning. I get it. Even then we need to be mindful of our sustainability habits. Here are some…

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One of our goals at Live to Sustain is to make the subject of sustainability easy enough for everyone to understand. It is a multi-faceted subject that requires clarification. We have been attempting to provide our readers with bite sized knowledge to help them be more sustainable. Today we are going to focus on two…

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