New Life for Old Tees

If you’re anything like me, you have 2 or 3 drawers full of high school t-shirts at your parents’ home, and too many college shirts at school. I hate throwing away tees but when they’re that old, what on Earth can you do with them?  Continue reading

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Carry Your Cup!

Hey Friends!

If you’re a Truman student, I hope you had a fabulous Homecoming 2014. If you’re not, well I hope your week was still awesome. Last week I posted that I wanted to talk about shopping local today BUT I had a bit of inspiration for something else: REUSABLE CUPS/MUGS/BOTTLES!  Continue reading

Convenience of Composting

Rotting, gnarly, reeking…. These are the words my roommates use to describe our weekly composting. So, maybe it isn’t the cleanest bucket around but we are lucky to have such an easy opportunity to be a little green!

Some people ask, ‘What’s composting?’ and ‘Like, why even bother?’ To all my diva sisters and brothers out there who don’t see the good, let me tell you something.. You’re taking WASTE and creating something USEFUL again… Fresh, beautiful soil! What are the best things to compost you ask?

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Bedroom Gardens

I really, really love having indoors plants. I  mean REALLY. Now, this love may be more aesthetic than anything else but I have always believed blindly that this is also good for our health and well being, too. After a little research, I have found out that it’s SO TRUE!

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My favorite indoor plants to have are succulents. They typically have fatty leaves or parts that are full of water (you only have to water once every two weeks!!) You really have to try to kill them- they make a great first plant. Growing a healthy succulent garden is easy when you follow these steps.

For many of you, you probably enjoy having a beautiful bouque in your home but those only come on special occasions. Having indoor plants that flower gives your home the pop of color and nature you’re looking for! A popular one is the African Violet. Ok, I am biased and LOVE that it is purple for my Bulldogs, but Better Homes and Gardens considers this the easiest flowering house plant!!

I love this video because my newest plant has been losing leaves and I had no idea how to fix it! This video gives me a lot of ways to nurse my plant back to great health.

Friends, go out there and add some plants to your life. They purify the air you breath and make your house a home! All you need to buy is:

a pot/container to put it in (I even use old coffee pots. Super fun in a kitchen!)

A bag of dirt for filling out your pot

Your plants!

I hope if you don’t already have greenery in your home, you go out and make this small investment. I love my bedroom garden and having a responsibility while I’m in college. Enjoy your week!!!

xoxo Rach

Bob the Builder

Okay, I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with pretty, antique looking furniture. Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, you name it.. I love it! Clearly, I cannot afford these kind of purchases (nor do I need more pieces in my little college home) but it’s nice to dream!

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Welcome, folks!

            Hello young people and welcome to my little environmental blog. Hopefully you found yourself here because you have an urge in your soul to start living more conscious to the decisions you make and how they affect our lovely GREEN planet so that Earth stays green for years and years to come! If you’re ready to start changing your life small steps at a time and adopt more environmentally sound habits, hop on your bike, strap on your helmet,                           and let’s get to it!

            I try and pack my lunch (or at least snacks!) every day since I stay on campus for many hours straight,  but there’s something about reusing Ziplock baggies that can gross a girl out. I ran a half marathon in Chicago last summer and made the most EPIC find in an outdoors store: Blue Avocado lunch bags. Not only does this company have so many great options to choose from for your own traveling food needs, they’re super trendy, too.

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What’s better than cute, reusable, earth-friendly, and AFFORDABLE containers for our favorite foods?

You’re right. Nothin’!

I hope you check out Blue Avocado and stay tuned next week: we’re diggin’ into plants, bedroom edition!

Be kind, xoxo Rachel