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How Red Glasses Led to a Green Lifestyle

My buddy Naomi and I have the same glasses. They are red, unique in a world of bespectacled people. “You two have the same glasses” other friends say, looking at us with wonder-eyes. They have known us for two years, and notice just now. We chuckle.

While our friendship may have been built upon those red frames, we fortunately have more in common than our choice of spectacles. One might say that we see things eye to eye. So when Naomi was inspired to live for a year without creating any physical waste, I was all for it. A casual conversation in the back of a lecture hall between classes was all it took for us to settle upon the hows and whats of our new lifestyle. In very basic terms, we decided that if something would end up in a landfill, we wouldn’t use it. That was several months ago. We are now a full six months into the project.

Our motto: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In that order.

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Limited Waste Lifestyle

This is a blog about converting a boxed and packaged life into a pantry of root vegetables and stunning glass jars filled with bulk goods. The hows of surviving college without throwing things away will be explored, whys and philosophies discussed and anecdotes jotted down. While books like No Impact Man and Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff are certainly important resources for folks trying to limit their own impact on the environment, this is blog is focused on living sustainably in a small, rural town. (It’s not as difficult as you might think.)

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