The Preserve Blog

Waste and Resource Center Guide - Greater Seattle Area

Posted by Elise Antonio on

Hello, friends! I've put together the guide (link below) to waste and resource centers around the greater Seattle area. This includes recycling facilities, wastewater treatment sites, composting centers, landfills, and our local watershed! If I've missed any that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below. Most of these centers offer tours, but for private tours they request groups of 10 or more. If you're interested in touring a facility as a group, please email at elise@thepreserveshop.com  CLICK HERE TO OPEN GUIDE  Thank you! Elise 

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5 Low-Cost Tips for a Low-Waste Kitchen

Posted by Elise Antonio on

  You don’t need fancy stuff to start a sustainable lifestyle – in fact, that’s missing the whole point! Anyone can take small actions to live a greener existence. I find it’s easier to start with one room and pinpoint ways you can reduce waste. Here are 5 easy tips for a more sustainable kitchen that are low-cost and time-friendly!  1. Cut up fabric instead of paper towelsYou can cut up an old bed sheet or towel for kitchen rags/ reusable napkins. Store them in a drawer in the kitchen and use as necessary. For the dirty ones, you can...

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8 Commitments in 2019

Posted by Elise Antonio on

2018 has been an incredible and difficult year all rolled into one, and I'm grateful to be alive and healthy heading into the beginning of 2019. This year was all about learning, failing, experimenting, testing, and finding my way as a small business owner in this world. 2018 was made up of tiny moments of vulnerability, love, uncertainty, and peace. To be able to carve out a bit of space in this world and cultivate a seed of passion is something I feel so lucky to do.  For 2019, I want to continue to grow and learn. I want to connect more with our...

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Zero Waste Holiday Decorations

Posted by Elise Antonio on

Hello my friends! Over the last couple of weeks I've been trying to make some zero waste holiday decorations that are easy and sustainable.  I love decorating for the holidays and I put together a sustainable Thanksgiving "tablescape" (honestly I cringe at that word but it's a good describer). I was happy how it turned out given the time I had, but next year I want to do something even more Sandra Lee-esque - bigger the better! This year for the Christmas holiday, I've tried to create some of my decor with a two yard piece of holly fabric I've been...

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Kindness & Self Love Advent Calendar

Posted by Elise Antonio on

Okay, I'm a little late to the game and didn't have time to make a physical advent calendar, so I made a digital one instead! This advent calendar is focused on kindness and self-love. Each week has a theme (joy, laughter, giving, cheer, love, and celebrating) and each Sunday is focused on some self love & care! Some of these may be a wee bit corny, but that's the point! Let's try to not take ourselves too seriously and put our whole heart into the daily acts. If you'd like to complete these with me, please download the link below to have...

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