Passing Notes

Sustainable Self-Care Tips
The blues, the blahs, the mid-season melancholy – January can often feel in need of a little TLC. Taking time to yourself isn’t selfish, rather, totally necessary to conquer the start of a starry-eyed new year feeling physically and mentally rested. So, take this time to transform your Sunday sulking into Sunday self-care with these thoughtful (and sustainable) mindful practices.
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8 Sustainable Resolutions for 2023
New year, new you (or at least until the end of January). Keeping a resolution when it means altering your existing routine can feel uncomfortable. But making a positive impact on the planet doesn’t mean changing the world. It’s small changes that band together to create lasting impact. In 2023, we challenge you to embrace discomfort in the name of making a positive impact on your environment. Without further ado, here’s our round-up of attainable and sustainable resolutions you can make this coming year.
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Sustainable Holiday DIYs
Enjoying your favorite traditions shouldn’t come at earth’s expense – but that also doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your festive spirit in the name of sustainability. From garland to gift wrap, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite eco-friendly DIYS so you can stress less about your holiday footprint and spend more time enjoying the season.
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Film photo: Boat in lake with mountain backdrop.
The Thanksgiving spread, your in-law’s gifts, making your red eye – there are probably a million things on your mind this holiday season, the least of which is traveling sustainably. However, travel is responsible for a startling 8% of the world’s carbon emissions. Various activities contribute to tourism's carbon footprint, from plane flights and boat rides to souvenirs and lodging. While visiting your family in the mid-west might not be the vacation of your dreams, there is still a carbon footprint associated with it and exacerbated during this time of year. Here are our tips for more responsible travel – whether it be Christmas plans or the summer vacay still in the works.
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Holiday Host More Consciously
Be the host with the most (sustainable practices that is). If the only green associated with your holidays is green beans, we’ve got some suggestions for you. This year, make your soiree sustainable and single-use safe with our ultimate guide to happy hosting. 
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