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Our Story

We’re a family of five living zero-waste, plant-based, & mindfully minimal so that both our kids and planet can enjoy a beautiful, thriving future.

I grew up in the forest—the trees were my playground. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the climate crisis we find ourselves in today—but it wasn’t until I became a mother that I felt a deep sense of urgency about it.

 

Fueled by that maternal, protective instinct to leave my children with a healthy planet to call home long after I’m gone— we’ve slowly (and clumsily, at times) embraced a zero-waste lifestyle—and we’re still figuring it out as we go. We were living in Sweden back in 2015 when we made the commitment to go zero-waste (basically, if we couldn’t compost or recycle it—we wouldn’t buy it). It was challenging, required creativity, and I often found myself wishing for a roadmap or handbook to follow…which eventually inspired me to write one.

We now live on an urban homestead ten minutes off the freeway in the middle of San Diego. Together with my husband James and our kids Bella (13), Noah (8), and Liam (6), we care for our 400 square foot backyard garden, which plenishes many of our meals. We’ve slowly integrated changes like eating vegan, going plastic-free, and buying organic—but not without a whole compost pile of trial and error along the way. Living zero-waste in a consumer culture isn’t easy—so we do our best to make it as transparent, straightforward, and light-hearted as possible. And while there are hard days, the unexpected benefits like more time, more money, and deeper connection have made it well-worth the lifestyle change.

We hope you’ll join this ever-growing Zero-Waste Family that’s building a conscious shift towards sustainability—because the truth is there’s zero time to waste.

we are looking forward to sharing our journey with you!