Year: 2009

Clear Bag Recycling

It’s Possible:

When I started my zero-waste challenge a year and a half ago, the first pedal to the recycling depot felt like judgement day. It would either confirm or eradicate my waste free ambitions. I’d packed my panniers with cardboard, glass, and plastic, devoid hopefully of any garbage, and I cycled to the depot with both fear and hope in my… Read more →

Sunflower

Mother Nature Waits For No One

Well I’m a farmer, so in the spring it’s all about being outside – preparing, planting, and pruning, cultivating, cutting and clipping – basically doing my imagination and stomach’s bidding. Sometimes I think I might like to be inside, out of the sun and on my ass, my hair kept free of debris and my fingernails clear of dirt. But… Read more →

Plastic Bag Floating in Ocean

Being the Change

People are slowly coming round to zero-waste, and both community and individual initiatives are building, but the concept is still pioneering. I get this all the time: what do you mean you’re zero-waste; what do you do with your garbage? By me saying I’m zero-waste, I am actually saying there is no such thing as garbage. Let me pause while… Read more →