• Tanzania Sky

    Paintings in the Sky

    The glory that is the Tanzanian sky is humbling. Along with the wide-open swath of the savannahs and valleys, the combination is awe-inspiring. The mornings and evenings are filled with pinks, oranges and indigo. The days tend toward robin’s egg blues with cotton puffs dotting here and there. HOT The last few months have gotten hotter and hotter. While the actual degree has only reached the mid-80’s, my guess is, due to our proximity to the equator (3 degrees south),…

  • Anti-Plastic: Compostable Sandwich Bags

    Are you anti-plastic? Me too! But my snacks needed support. While I have found alternatives (etee wraps are great), sometimes you just want to have a little zipper-bag to make life easy. Scouring the plastic bag aisle for something un-plastic one day, what did my eyes behold? BioBag! Eureka – a compostable bag at the grocery store! To make it even more exciting – it is resealable with a zipper. BioBag is a company that is trying to revolutionize the…

  • Compostable

    Compostable Cell Phone Covers!

    While working to open my eyes to all the plastic in my life, I noticed that my cell phone was wrapped snuggly in a cover of teal blue plastic. Ugh. But I am thrilled to say I have an alternative that is seriously cool! Never heard of compostable cell phone cover? Pela Case to the rescue! 100% compostable, made from flax. Its flexible, durable, and smooth. The company works with great organizations such as Save the Waves,  World Wildlife Fund…

  • Toothpowder to the Rescue

    I am loving toothpowder as a new way to scrub my teeth. They not only feel super smooth afterwards, but the taste in my mouth is minty fresh! Company: The Dirt is a woman-owned company that cares about ridding our morning routines from toxins and plastic. A US based company that is focused on keeping Americans employed as well as helping the earth. Product: I tried the trial size of the “Super Mint Toothpowder” and it is great. The glass…

  • etee food wraps

    etee Food Wraps & Bags

    Ditch the plastic! etee creates beeswax and organic cotton and hemp wraps and bags. I have been using them since last summer and I love them. They are super easy to use, pliable, reusable, and when they wear out (after about 150 uses), you simply cut them up and put them in the compost. Company: Family owned out of Toronto, Canada. They are big outdoor people and kept running into plastic – even while kayaking. So etee was born: everything…

  • Earth Positive Resources

    Resources – Yes!

    I am exploring how to be a better consumer (impactor?) on this planet. In doing so, I am discovering great companies and products that I would love to share with you. I promise, that before they are listed on my Yes! resources page, I’ll have tested them personally. Next to each recommendation I’ll write a short blurb about why I think they are worthy of your attention. At this point there are only a few suggestions – with more coming…