I’ve mentioned before that I’m the person who watches a documentary then wants to immediately take some sort of life changing action. There a so many examples of documentaries that have shaped the way I live my life, I wanted to take time to share them with you as well as cover the changes they’ve influenced in me. Instead of starting with a food one (because there are sooooo many food documentaries I could recommend),

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This past month I really dove head first into making a bunch of ish. Something about actually having a house instead of a teeny apartment has made we want to make ALL the things. You name it I probably tried to make it. I sewed, I cooked, I blended, I succeed and I failed. Fortunately I mostly succeeded. I’ve been choosing what to make based on what less-than-eco-friendly item we’re out of and needs replacing.

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I’ve talked before about how I grew up on a farm and I occasionally share photos of my visits home. Growing up with so much land allowed us to have a whole variety of animals over the years. At one point we had about 100 goats, we still have one or two now, as well as horses, ducks, turkeys, chickens, geese, and cows. We never all of that variety at once and I don’t feel like I missed out because the cows were before my time.

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It’s time to start a new series on the ole blog! Reading other blogs and news stories about people producing little to no waste has gotten me feeling pretty bad with how much we throw away. Especially when it comes to food. Did you know roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted? Every year, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes).

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Since Vegan Fest was incredibly motivating and quite a reminder of the prevalence of animal abuse, I decided to explore the idea of being vegetarian. I’ll be honest, I love meat. Chicken cooked nearly any way is going to be delicious to me. BUT, I can’t argue with the facts concerning their mistreatment. And since where you spend your money matters, I’ve decided to cut back on meat. After reading about 75% vegans and realizing that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing,

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