Category: Crunch

Zero Waste Periods: Adventures in Menstrual Cups

By Jennifer | Crunch

Over on Wild Minimalist I’m talking about the pros and cons of the Lena Menstrual Cup. Yeah, it’s a full blog post about Aunt Flow. The Red Tide. Periods. Gross. But I promise it’s worth a read if you’ve been toying with the idea of creating less waste per menstrual cycle. Also, Max and Lily… Read More »

How I’m saving $756 per year with a DIY sugar wax

By Jennifer | Crunch

Natural beauty recipes always get me really jazzed. When I came across a DIY sugar wax recipe (again), I knew I had to make some moves. The thought of being able to make your own personal care products at home is really exciting, because it means: you’ll probably be using natural ingredients since they usually… Read More »

Let’s go #NearoWaste on Instagram

By Jennifer | Crunch

An Instagram Account Dedicated to Near Zero Waste So, I’m a bit nuts. I decided to create a new Instagram account dedicated to #NearoWaste, or Near Zero Waste. In the past I’ve shared Honey Rule-related stuff on my personal Instagram account @jenny.pancakes. But let’s face it: not everyone that follows me on that account gives… Read More »

Composting in the City

By Amy Faith | Crunch

Hi! Hello! Greetings! I’m Amy and I’m a crunchy friend of Jenn’s! In fact, we’ve been friends for 10+ years; we are former Trader Joe’s colleagues, and we love to discuss our crunchy lifestyles. I’ve been a supporter of all of her work, even way back when she had the cutest wellness blog called “The… Read More »

Let’s Start the #NearoWaste Movement – Near Zero Waste

By Jennifer | Crunch

We’re so intrigued by the Zero Waste movement. With how much garbage we produce as humans, and how crazy full landfills and oceans are with our trash and misguided recycling, Chris and I want to make an impact by reducing our waste to zero. But life as a zero waste family can be hard. How… Read More »

We Stopped Buying Tissues | Adventures in Zero Waste

By Jennifer | Crunch

One of the grossest things about myself is that I’m allergic to a lot of things. Forget seasonal allergies. I’m talking about things that are everywhere: dust mites and artificial fragrances. Household Responsibilities For Persistent Allergies What does this mean for me at home? I vacuum an extraordinary amount. I curse the carpets in the… Read More »

Are You a Responsible Consumer?

By Jennifer | Crunch, Minimalism

Minimalism is like a gateway drug for helping the environment. Once you begin to consume less, you’ll notice you’re wasting less. Here are ways to be a more responsible consumer. Read my guest post on No Sidebar—link below! Read on No Sidebar Cover photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Choosing to Repair My Boots Instead of Replacing Them

By Jennifer | Crunch, Minimalism

Finding the right boots is an undertaking. Especially as a minimalist. These boots need to go with everything. You should want to wear them all the time. They need to be able to be dressed up and dressed down. They should be high quality and durable. I got lucky in 2013 in the boot world.… Read More »

Small Changes

By Jennifer | Crunch

I don’t follow the green community very closely, but I saw a lot of folks talking about reducing plastic use this month. Since I’ve been trying to be more environmentally conscious, I decided to make a very small, but hopefully impactful, change. Every week I buy one big Fage yogurt and 5 individual yogurts. The… Read More »