Top 10 Tips for Eating Out on A Sustainable Lifestyle

For many living the eco life, the general consensus is that eating out isn’t the best practice. It’s usually more expensive than cooking at home, and can be detrimental for both the environment and yourself.

But luckily for you, it doesn’t have to be like that. You can absolutely eat out while still living more sustainably. You just need to be smart about it, and incorporate your sustainable practices into your dinner outside.

That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of tips to keep in mind the next time you decide to skip the groceries and get some food at that Italian place down the street.

Microplastics in Teabags? Your Guide to Sustainable Tea Brewing

A recent study found that plastic tea bags release billions of microplastic particles into your drink; a thousand times more than in any other food or beverage.

In fact, most teabags, even ones made of paper, contain a plastic polymer, polypropylene, so that they can be fully sealed and retain their shape when soaked in liquid. Because of this, plastic teabags don’t actually decompose, instead only adding to our current plastic waste crisis.

What does this mean for you?

5 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Photo by Madison Nickel on Unsplash   We’ve heard that lowering our carbon footprint can support an eco-friendly lifestyle. But what exactly does it mean to reduce your carbon

Eco-Friendly Living with a Capsule Wardrobe – Part 1

We’ve all stood in front of bulging closets with nothing to wear – a scenario that’s not good for you or for the environment. This week, we’re starting the conversation about how a capsule wardrobe can help you wear what you have and save the planet at the same time.

3 Simple Ways To Live Eco-Friendly With Hemp

Conversations about hemp can put people in a tizzy, as many people tend to conflate hemp and marijuana. But they are two separate things, though both are derived from the Cannibas Sativa plant. What’s important for our purposes is that hemp is not psychoactive (it contains minimal amounts of THC) but it can be used for a myriad of industrial purposes. Here are three simple ways to incorporate hemp into your eco-friendly lifestyle.

How to Easily Care for Your Reusable Tumbler, Bottle or Travel Mug

More and more people have turned to using reusable water bottles to aid in the fight against plastic pollution in our oceans and landfills. If you still haven’t, there’s no better time than now. Using a reusable water bottle not only saves 1,460 plastic water bottles per year, but also at least $200 per year.  And you can save even more by taking proper care of your bottle and making sure it lasts as long as it should.

We at Karunaki believe in both sustainability and wellness for our community. Follow these simple tips so you can keep your reusable container clean and germ-free, whether it’s a tumbler, a bottle or a travel mug.

5 Things You Didn’t Know Waste Enormous Amounts of Water

Without water we’d be nothing. Life on Earth would cease to exist and the planet itself would become a wasteland. This isn’t an exaggeration.

And we’re running out of clean water. People in Canada alone on average use 329 litres of water every day.

That’s why it’s more important than ever that we take steps to reduce the amount of water we waste on a regular basis.

You’ve likely heard of all the many ways to reduce your water usage by now. Showering instead of taking a bath, using the washing machine only when you need to, using the dishwasher instead of handwashing dirty dishes. The list goes on.

But there are a lot of other things that waste water. Things in your life using up ridiculous amounts of water unbeknownst to you.

Eco-Friendly Essentials for Your Next Party: A Basic and Practical Checklist

Nobody likes saying goodbye to the last few party guests only to turn around and sigh at the sight of food crumbs and paper cups scattered across the floor, the pieces of glitter lining the couch, or the leftover bits of plastic on the table from opening gifts.

You’re not alone in this.

The environment doesn’t appreciate it either. Each year 230 million tonnes of waste is produced by people in the United States alone, and disposable party plates and soda bottles only adds to the problem.

So let’s make preparing your parties a more pleasant experience for everyone. Below is a simple but effective checklist that you can follow so you can be a party animal without hurting animals. Or plants. The Earth in general.

Money Won’t Help You When the Planet’s Dead, But Can We Spend Money to Help The Planet Now?

While we’re not all multimillionaires with pockets full of money, most of us do have money. We all spend money one way or another, whether it’s on food, transportation, traveling, entertainment, or literally anything else that requires you to open your wallet.

Being environmentally-friendly doesn’t mean you have to give up spending money or buying things. In fact, you should feel free to buy to your heart’s content! The most important part of living an eco-friendly life is loving an eco-friendly life.

Work Together to Save the Environment: A Beginner’s Guide to Building an Eco-Friendly Community

There’s strength in numbers. The Amazon Rainforest isn’t called the Earth’s lungs because it has just two healthy trees. Think about the positive impact you can make on the environment by spreading awareness and building a strong community of fellow eco-livers. No, we don’t mean starting up a whole organization (unless of course, you want to, in which case by all means, go ahead!). You can start right in your own neighborhood.