All posts by: Olivia Wright

About Olivia Wright

Olivia lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and 4 year old son. She enjoys spending time in the mountains, studying about natural remedies and herbs, and upcycling/ DIY projects. Olivia’s family made the move last year towards becoming a Zero Waste household. They have gotten down to one bathroom sized trashcan a month of garbage but hope to be totally Zero Waste by the end of 2015.

Most of us living a “green” or Zero Waste lifestyle recycle.  Heck, even many people who wouldn’t consider themselves green at all recycle.  Did you know that there are several errors people frequently make when recycling?  Recycling errors can lead to a “bad” batch of recycling where everything ends up getting trashed!  Let’s make sure […]

The first day of Spring is a few days away.  Life here in Colorado is deceiving this time of year.  We’ve had temperatures in the 60s and 70s lately, trees are budding and flowers are blooming.  Springtime in the Rockies, however, means SNOW!  March and April are typically our wettest months of the year and […]

The Super Bowl this year, Super Bowl 50, is supposed to be the most viewed television program ever. As a Colorado native and HUGE Broncos fan, you can guess that I’m excited about the upcoming big game.  Now my family doesn’t actually own a TV so most games we listen to on the radio or […]

Happy New Year Everyone! I have taken the last couple weeks off the blog to get myself a bit better organized for 2016 and to enjoy the last bit of winter break with my son.  I’m happy to be back with you all this year to continue learning together about how we can reduce our […]

The Holiday travel season is right around the corner. Families are busy finishing up shopping, securing motel reservations and getting excited to see loved ones.  All that travel does have a significant impact on the Earth.  Fortunately there are some easy ways to reduce our impact and have the trip we desire. Last year we […]

When do you typically decorate for the Holidays? I love how every family has a different timeline and tradition for decorations.  We begin decorating the day after Thanksgiving and gradually add ornaments and decorations over the following weeks.   A couple years ago we made the switch to all LED Christmas lights which are “supposed” […]

According to the EPA waste increases by nearly 25% between Thanksgiving and New Years- accounting for a million tons per week of additional garbage.  Let that sink in a little bit- one MILLION tons per week!!! Most of this is wrapping, bows, boxes, gift bags, etc.  YIKES!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately most gift wrap cannot be recycled- only […]