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Easter Without Plastic

Easter is one holiday in particular celebrated with a lot of plastic. Candy wrappers and hidden Easter eggs make for a lot of waste. I wish I would have thought to make this post before Easter, but until I had a plastic, candy filled egg in hand, I didn't think about it. One of the most important, and sometimes most difficult, ways of reducing plastic consumption is just to realize what roles it plays in your life. Yesterday, it was of holiday cheer, but there are definitly ways to celebrate without excess plastic waste.

1) Hard boiled eggs! Delicious, healthier than candy, and can be made just as colorful as plastic easter eggs. Yes, they take a little more work, but it's worth it to help the Earth. Hide them for all the fun of the Easter egg hunt!

2) While it's always good to be healthy, a big part of Easter is the candy. Instead of buying candies at the supermarket, make your own fudge, caramel hard candies, or chocolate/caramel covered apples! DIY is a delicious way to…

This is about Dildos

Thanks to my new crush on Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong, dildos have become relevant to my life again. Yep, I'm going to talk about environmentally friendly sex toys. Masturbation is perfectly healthy, good for sexual exploration, and is the way most people have their first orgasms (I learned that in my college sex ed class). However, as a society we don't really talk about it much, so fair warning, this post may be uncomfortable, but it's worth talking about. I mean, this blog is supposed to be an in depth examination of environmental health, right? Right. Here we go.

Most vibrators and dildos are made of either silicon or hard plastic, neither of which are biodegradable or good for the environment. Lessening plastic usage is one of my major goals, and this situation is no exception. But no one wants to give up sex toys, so what are the green alternatives?

One is to just use the sex toys you already have. Why buy a new toy when you have a perfectly good one? The e…