Since we’re in the midst of building a tiny house this holiday season, I’ve been much more aware of how little space we will have for things in the near future. As a result, giving non-accumulating gifts is on my radar. Here are a few sustainable gift giving options!
I never really thought much about my banking. I kept my money at a big, convenient bank (I’ll leave it unnamed, but let’s just say it rhymes with shmells shmargo) and didn’t really research my options. Why should I? There were ATM’s everywhere, the customer service department was always helpful, and they let me put a picture of my dog on my card. I was a happy banker. Continue reading “Banking to Benefit the Environment”
A great thing to do while overseas is to donate your time and energy to a worthwhile cause. Volunteering for a program you believe in is a beautiful addition to your trip, and you can feel good about giving back and supporting a local organization. One organization I found while researching a trip to Costa Rica was Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST). I arrived not entirely knowing what I had gotten myself into, and left a week later with a new set of friends, sharpened Spanish skills, and a deep love and appreciation for sea turtle conservation. Continue reading “Costa Rica // Sea Turtle Rescue”
To E-Read or Not to E-Read? That is the question I asked myself a few months ago when I first considered purchasing an E-Reader. When they first appeared on the scene, I immediately said, “Well, that’s a new toy I don’t need (and I do need most new toys). Why would I want my books digitalized? I love my books, hardbound with beautiful covers.”