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The Truth About Zero Waste

Image via ZeroWasteChef.com Let’s talk about zero waste for a minute. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, “zero waste” refers to a lifestyle in which you don’t generate any trash that goes to landfill. You can recycle bottles and cans, etc., and compost your food scraps, but nothing goes into the garbage bin.…

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Fast Fashion is Not Sustainable.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Can you believe that about 11 million pounds of textile (clothing, etc) goes to the landfill each year? On average each year in the U.S., we are throwing away 80 pounds of clothing per person. Fast fashion is killing our environment. It is…

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Protected Bike Lanes

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More According to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, in 2014, congestion caused 6.9 billion hours of travel delay and 3.1 billion gallons of wasted fuel, equaling a cost of more than $160 billion. Put another way, our cities need to build infrastructure that supports…

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My Auto-Immune Story

The Beginning I noticed the first marks in late November – a couple of red, itchy spots around my ankle. I had been to the desert recently, hanging out with some mangy dogs and doing yoga, so I figured maybe I’d gotten a couple flea bites. I didn’t worry too much about it, but several…

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3 Reasons To Love People Tree

Oliana jumpsuit in Balboa Park When it comes to sustainable fashion, the best thing is to avoid buying brand new items, and shop second-hand as much as possible. That being said, we do shop for new items sometimes, and we strive to support companies that are making a positive impact in the fashion community. That’s…

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How to eat more sustainably in 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More This month we talk about cultured meat, meal planning and global food. Have you heard of the Impossible Burger but are not sure what it is? In our latest episode, and first of the year, we talk about lab grown foods. In particular…

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7 Good Reasons to Eat Less Meat

Image via Two Pond Farm Wisconsin Ever since Adam and I got together almost two years ago, we’ve been making a conscious effort to eat less meat. We’re not vegetarians because we do eat a little bit of everything sometimes – meat, cheese, and eggs – but we try to eat them sparingly, and have…

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Looking back at 2018: The Year in Sustainability

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreAt Live to Sustain we hope you had an amazing 2018! If you have not listened to any episodes yet, our last episode for the year, “Looking back at 2018: The Year in Sustainability”, is a great place to start. In this episode we…

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Life in San Diego – 2 Years Later

I can’t believe it’s been two years since I moved to San Diego after living in New York City for over a decade. I left New York at a time when I was really depressed, dealing with a difficult break-up, and searching for a new direction in my career and life. Two years later, I’m happy to report that things have worked out really well, and I’m loving life on the West Coast. I’m about halfway through the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program at Pacific College, newly engaged, and starting to feel more at home here in San Diego.

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I Bet We Agree on More Than You Think

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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