Leaning tower of organic beeswax 😍😍😍 It smelled sooo good in here today! 🐝 The inside of a honey bee hive is really just a magical smell that's near impossible to describe. Its a mixture of honey, and pollen, and wax...and it gets heated up by the bees and waffs out at you. Encasing you in this wonderfully sweet bubble. 💕 It's one of my favorite smells!
What’s your night time ritual? I use this Kuishi spray bottle filled with a simple recipe of lavender and water to spray my pillow and room before bed. The perfect way to calm your senses. Photo by the lovely @ourgreenhaus 🌱
Phew! It's been a busy day already....12 orders shipped out this morning! I can't ever thank all of you enough! 💕 You make my dreams of running my own small business, helping the environment, and staying home with my little boy happen every day! 😍 Seeing this many orders lined up makes my heart SO happy!! #sothankful#friyay#thetravelingbee#plasticsucks
My zero waste coffee routine starts with: making my own coffee.
I’ve been drinking hand dripping coffee for years, simple, easy and delicious. And most of all, with the reusable coffee filters, nothing will be thrown in the bin!
I love how we designed our snack bags to have the contents visible through the monsters mouth. I love it when I see parents asking their children what the monster is eating today. Somehow it makes it much more fun for little ones to eat their healthy snacks when their monster is eating it too. If carrots are good enough for monster then it’s good enough for them! I can’t promise that they will get your kids eating things that they really don’t like but they definitely make the healthy “boring” snacks more interesting and fun.
When I first developed these bags my son was in year 1. He took my first samples to school with carrots in them. A week or so later I gave a snack bag to everyone in his class. I was totally overwhelmed the next day when so many of his friends were showing me what they had inside their snack bags. Some of the mums told me that they had been asked for carrots which had never been requested before. I still love seeing so many snack bags being used at school.
How eco-friendly is your period?
Women’s health has been growing on the global news agenda, and long may it continue. From period poverty and the tampon tax to the use of red liquid instead of neon blue for pad adverts (finally), that time of the month is being discussed and debated more than ever. Open discussion about issues that affect the majority of people can only be a good thing. But what about the effect of our periods on the environment?
Well it’s #enviromenstrual week, so what better time to kick of eco-periods campaign!
Link in our bio to get our guide to having eco-period.
This is the first article in a series looking at busting those myths surrounding our periods as well as how we end period poverty.
📷 via @claudiasahuquilloart
We presented our Reduce and Reuse St Maarten project to the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten. We learned them about the harmful impacts of trash and single-use plastics on the environment and nature and how to reduce your own single-use plastic output!
At least 9 million tons of plastic enters the world’s oceans each year, a rate that has increased 100 times in the past 40 years. If current trends continue there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Single use plastic bags, straws, balloons, cups, cutlery and Styrofoam food containers are some of the most environmentally damaging products on the island. These items do not biodegrade and stay in the ecosystem and oceans forever, causing impacts to the environment, animals and humans. Plastic releases harmful chemicals when it breaks down into smaller pieces that are ingested by marine life and eventually humans. New research even showed that plastic breakdown accelerates greenhouse gas production in the environment.
One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans.44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies.Time to do something about this and reduce single-use plastics!
Residents can easily reduce their single-use plastic pollution by following these 5 impactful steps;
Step 1: Say no to plastic straws, bags, cups and disposable cutlery.
Step 2: Carry a reusable shopping bag, water bottle, spork and cup.
Step 3: Use and choose biodegradable alternatives.
Step 4: Buy and ask for unpacked vegetables and fruits.
Step 5: Lobby businesses to use less plastic and spread the word!
I know a lot of folks are trying to reduce their waste right now in light of how serious climate change has become, and (most of us) realizing the gravity of our situation. I am guilty of using plastic bags to store my leftover produce.
I bought this bees wrap reusable food wrap for $6 at central market. I love it because it is washable and reusable. I just wrapped a half an avocado in it, and it stuck together with the heat of my hands. Just passing on this awesome product to anyone who might be interested❤️ #reduceourwaste#reusableproducts#beeswrap#wecanhealtheplanet#climatechangeawareness#reduceyourfootprint