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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That makes sense, I guess. We workout to energize our bodies. This morning I came across this video at huffingtonpost.com. These people are producing a different kind of energy when they workout. Basically, as people grind away on their spin bikes, they produce electricity. Similar to how a wind turbine or solar grids produce power.…

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Today, I want to recognize companies that have made changes towards being sustainable. We often here from businesses that taking chances on sustainability is risky and expensive. Businesses fear a move to sustainability will cause them to lose customers. I say enough. Customers are no longer mindlessly buying goods and services. We are educated and we are aware. Brands that don’t make…

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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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This week we are asking you to take your own steps to be sustainable. To help make it easy we are going to detail exactly what you need to do. Sustainability Homework Action How Impact No Straws Refuse plastic straws for every beverage you order this week. You can survive one week without a straw,…

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I’ve made some big changes to my life in the past couple of years. After working as an interior designer in New York City for over a decade, I moved to San Diego in 2017 to start a new career in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. While I will always be passionate about creating beautiful spaces,…

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Live to Sustain is eliminating straws! The strawless movement is gaining traction and we want to help move it forward. In the spirit of promoting others and helping you learn some straw knowledge, we have compiled as much straw information as you can handle. For a Strawless Ocean Stop sucking, as this organization has put…

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We have organized some resources to help you learn more about sustainability. Search through the list of sites below. Sustainability comes in many forms and a review of the sites below will help clear up any questions you may have. This is not an exhaustive list of sustainability resources, but what we have provided is…

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