Learning and Teaching Sustainability

The Truth About Zero Waste

By Laura Weatherbee | September 9, 2019

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.…

Introducing Gingerhawk Mountain Retreat – The Plan

By Laura Weatherbee | September 2, 2019

Hey friends. You may have seen on Instagram that we’ve been sharing some sneak peaks and photos from the property we purchased in Washington State earlier this year, but today we’re going to be revealing a whole lot more! We’re going to show you how we plan to transform this space into a beautiful mountain…

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 things come together organically instead of rushing around trying to get all-new-everything to create the perfect space. It also means that our home is a work in progress, and I’m…

The Case for Eating Meat

By Laura Weatherbee | July 29, 2019

Earlier this year I wrote an article called 7 Good Reasons to Eat Less Meat, and shared some of the ethical, practical, and economical reasons why cutting back on meat consumption is a good idea. When it comes to sustainability, there’s no question that reducing animal agriculture is good for the planet, and for our…

IMPORTANT: Wearing the Right Sunscreen

By Adam Cunningham | April 28, 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Wearing the wrong sunscreen could be lethal for you and the natural world. Chemical sunscreens leach into your body and have been found in blood, urine and breast milk. In Hawaii they have gone as far as banning certain sunscreens. The ban…

Fast Fashion is Not Sustainable.

By Adam Cunningham | April 26, 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: 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…

Protected Bike Lanes

By Adam Cunningham | April 25, 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: 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…

My Auto-Immune Story

By Laura Weatherbee | April 24, 2019

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…

Trash: How Much Trash Are You Throwing Away?

By Live to Sustain | March 25, 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Let’s be honest. We have a trash problem. Every year there are more people, and every year we have more trash to throw away. But what exactly are you throwing away? In our latest episode, we talk trash. Last month we both…

How to eat more sustainably in 2019

By Adam Cunningham | January 26, 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: 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…

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.

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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.

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Mission explained

By Live to Sustain | January 20, 2018

We wanted to expand on our mission statement a bit in case anyone was still wondering what “Live to Sustain” is all about. ADAM: The idea was spurred on by curiosity. I asked myself “How can one contribute to sustainability in a way that is realistically feasible, and still have…

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All’s well when eating well… Maybe…

By Adam Cunningham | January 20, 2018

Recently, I posted this article that asks people to think a tad more about some of the day-to-day items they purchase. I mentioned that what we eat has an impact on the environment. I learned a few things from this article, in the Los Angeles Times, but mostly learned that eating healthy…

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Its the small things. Start with Carbon Credits

By Laura Weatherbee | January 14, 2018

The past few months have been pretty crazy. Across the country we are dealing with unprecedented flooding, drought, and heat waves. Climate change is very real, and its effects are incredibly scary and unpredictable. When faced with such enormous problems, it’s easy to feel powerless and hopeless. Until we tackle…

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