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Can You Use A Curbside Composting Service If You Live in An Apartment?

Want to compost in an apartment but aren’t sure that a curbside composting company will work for you? Read on to answer your curbside composting questions and find out if a composting service can solve all your food waste woes. Curbside composting services, like WasteWell (the company I own and run), are great options for …

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Attend or Host a Class At Your Library

Have you ever thought about hosting a class at your local library? Libraries are community epicenters, and they offer many free and low-cost classes and experiences to their patrons. Share your skills with your community by hosting a class at your local library on a topic about which you are passionate. It’s a great way …

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The Joy of Requesting Gifts in Your Buy Nothing Group

Have you ever requested a specific gift in your Buy Nothing Group? Last week, we requested some new toy cars, and they were the perfect little gift to light up my boys on a Friday afternoon! I’ve written at length about my love for our local Buy Nothing Group. Our lovely neighbor administers our local …

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5 Reasons To Love Libro.fm Audiobook Store & App

Audiobooks are pretty amazing once you get the hang of them. Libro.fm is my favorite audiobook website and app because for many reasons, especially because they support local, independent bookstores. Read on for five reasons to love Libro.fm. If you make a purchase, be sure to use code HONESTLY at checkout (that’s my referral code) …

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An App To Help You Create A Wildflower Garden At Home

Want to replace some or all of your lawn with a wildflower garden? Check out the Lawn To Wildflowers App to learn about pollinators and wildflowers native to your region that will help you restore habitats for pollinators and bring new life to the biodiversity of your local ecosystem. I’m not quite sure how I …

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Find Hyperlocal Farm Food Delivery Services To Connect Farmers and Customers In Your Community

Do you use hyperlocal farm food delivery services in your area? We have one that helps us connect with local farmers and food producers as well as reduce the carbon footprint of our meals. Read on for more about the company we use, how we found them, and how you can find hyperlocal farm food …

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Welcome WasteWell | Composting Service & Resources

I’m a self-proclaimed composting nerd, and I recently gave up my comfy corporate job to pick up other people’s trash and pursue my dream to make composting cool and accessible to all. Welcome, WasteWell! Isn’t composting gross? Isn’t composting hard? Where do I start if I want to compost at home? If you’re a regular …

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8 Ways to Use Your Local Sharing Economy For Free

The strength and durability of our communities are dependent on the interweaving threads of the fabric of that community. As neighbors and friends, we choose how to build and be a part of our community. The local sharing economy and gifting economy are great ways to make our communities stronger and more connected. The more …

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