Category Archives: August – Life Without the Landfill

August’s challenge is to accrue zero waste in my daily life i.e. not throwing anything in the trash to be sent to a landfill. I am allowing myself to recycle materials, to compost food waste, and to fill no more than a small ziplock bag with waste that I accidentally produce. Wish me luck and I welcome all comments, concerns, and suggestions.

Worm Compost Follow-Up and My First Horticulture Experience

It’s been four months since I started my worm compost bin back in August’s Life Without the Landfill Challenge.  I decided that Christmas would be a good time to open up the bin to see if some of the compost … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Live Without the Landfill – Lessons from the Young Urban Unprofessional

Over the course of the last 30-days I tried my best to live without the landfill, i.e. I recycled or composted almost 100% of the things that came into my life.  I have learned a lot along the way and I’ve … Continue reading

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Life Without the Landfill Challenge – Last Day…

Today is August 31st 2011 and it is the last day of my first 30-day life experiment of life without the landfill.  This challenge has been tough but once I broke some previously wasteful habits I settled into a rhythm … Continue reading

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Movie: No Impact Man

A friend of mine told me about this documentary called “No Impact Man” where a man and his family (wife and daughter) from New York City went one year trying to make no net negative impact on the environment. My friend … Continue reading

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Weekend Adventure #4 – American Folk Festival and Hurricane (tropical storm) Irene

I’m writing this blog post while sitting on a Concord Coach Lines bus on the way back to Boston from Maine (Yay for WiFi on buses, even if you are pretty slow most of the time).  I ventured up to … Continue reading

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Coffee (The Nectar of the Gods) and How to Reduce Your Waste

I am a huge coffee fiend.  I love the smell, I love the taste, I love the experience, and I generally spend 2-3 hours drinking the same cup of coffee.  I love it and no I don’t have a caffeine … Continue reading

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Day 23 – Farmer’s Markets and the Reverse Commute

Before I started this month’s challenge I had planned on acquiring most of my food at local farmers markets in order to avoid trash and to just eat healthier in general.  Avoiding trash and eating healthy are probably correlated anyway.  … Continue reading

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