Vegan vs. Plant-based: what is the difference?

You may have heard both of these terms thrown around but while they are used interchangeably there are actually subtle differences that help you tell them apart. This doesn’t mean that everyone use these terms “correctly” but this post is meant to help you tell them apart and know when to use which word. What…

Things I bought brand new (that I don’t regret buying)

Only about 20 % of the things in my apartment I bought new, and in my opinion that’s actually a pretty good balance. Do I wish nothing was new? Of course I do. That would be nothing short of excellent but that’s not always possible because you want things to fit in with your overall…

What to consider when you’re buying second hand

Second hand can be the treasure of all treasures and a true eye-opener for many in different ways. I think it’s great that people get to see that you’re actually able to get a lot of nice, good-quality stuff second hand because I feel like there’s this image that in these shops, you’ll only find…

7 cheap and simple ways to live greener

I have been trying to live more sustainably for several years and while I haven’t quite figured out everything, I have managed to identify some things that have helped me a lot on my sustainability journey. Today, I want to share those tips with you in the hopes that you’ll benefit from them too! Invest…

6 unsustainable mistakes people make when going green

Sometimes, we have all the good intentions in the world and invest a lot of money in things that we think may help us live more sustainably. But in some cases, it doesn’t work out quite as planned. The reasons for this can be many but in the research I’ve done for my university degree,…

Review: vegan & organic skincare from MOSSA

I never paid much attention to skincare but then, 2020 happened and I. Was. Hooked. I went down the Youtube-route that a lot of us tend to go when a newfound interest has captured our attention and went absolute bananas in there. I lived and breathed skincare for weeks and only paused once in a…

My sustainability fails: mending clothes

In order to become a bit more sustainable, I wanted to get better at mending clothes so that I can wear them for a longer time. I can fix smaller holes in some clothes by hand but when my mom gave me my grandfather’s old sewing machine, I immediately got super excited. All of a…

Four years vegan: what in my life has changed?

Recently, I wrote a post about my vegan journey in which I discussed why I became vegan. Now, I thought I would answer some questions that people have asked me after I turned vegan. Do I miss any animal products? Surprisingly, I haven’t had this question come up as often as I thought it would…

Plant trees with your online search engine

Many things you do in your daily life release some amount of CO2 into the atmosphere. We all already know of the biggest culprits, like driving, the impact of the foods you buy, the energy you use at home etc. But what about using your laptop? Or your smartphone? The effects of electrical appliances rarely…

The BEST Zero-waste tealights

Lighting candles, especially in the dark winter months, can soothe and relax you as well as add a cozy ambiance to any room. But there are problems with candles and, more specifically, tealights. There are typically two issues out of a sustainable point of view: First, if you’re vegan or vegetarian, you might be disturbed…