In 2012 Mat and Danielle quit their nine-to-fives, sold their house (and virtually everything else), and began to call their van home sweet home. Since then, they’ve been living the “van life” all over Canada and the U.S., and chronicling the entire journey through their social media project “Exploring Alternatives”. In their years on the road, they’ve learned there’s a lot to love (and some stuff that’s not so great) about this extreme minimalist lifestyle.
How can we eat a more sustainable diet? We talked to a raw foods chef about how the so-called “living foods” diet not only improves personal health, but drastically reduces food-related waste at the same time. Whether you want to try going 100% raw, “meatless Mondays”, or something else, there are ways you can make a huge impact by making small changes to your eating habits.
We’re becoming more and more fascinated with the minimalist lifestyle; the idea of living with less stuff, and creating more space physically, mentally, and emotionally for fuller, happier lives. For this post, we interviewed a team member of “The Minimalists”, a new and popular documentary, to learn about the ways minimalism lines up with our values of sustainability, community, and convenience.
The concept of “leave no trace” usually refers to travelling or visiting natural areas, and for eco-conscious hikers and campers, it influences their actions every time they hit the trails. Since 2017 was declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this is the year to up your game on “no trace” travel. Your outdoor excursions are a great place to start the habit!
The holiday hustle demands sacrifices; being mindful of your environmental impact is often one of them. But there are plenty of ways you can have an eco-friendly Christmas without forking over any extra money, time, or trips to the store.
Check out some of our ideas!