You Can Live Without Producing Trash

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Zero Waste Family Makes No Household Garbage for 3 Years!

Katelin started living a zero waste lifestyle with her family and also started the PAREdown Home blog with a friend to document their efforts to create less household garbage. After 3 years living this super low waste lifestyle, Katelin shared some of the changes she's made in her every day life to reduce her consumption of single use and disposable products. She shops at a produce market that sells unpackages fruit and vegetables, she buys things like pasta and nuts, spices and oils at stores like the Karma Co-op in Toronto, and she makes things like toothpaste herself. We hope you enjoy this video about the challenges and rewards of living a lifestyle that is in line with your values. Katelin has definitely inspired us to continue striving towards buying less plastic packaging, although we do find it challenging being on the road all the time. Here's how to stay in touch with Katelin and PAREdown Home: Blog: http://paredownhome.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paredown Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paredown/ The bulk store where Katelin is shopping during the video is the Karma Co-op in Toronto: http://www.karmacoop.org/ Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL! ------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you to all of our Patrons who support us so generously and a very special thank you to our backbone supporters: The Burgess Family. If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- OUR CAMERA GEAR* ------------------------------------------------------------- Sony a6000 Camera: http://amzn.to/2rTbnis Sony a6300 Camera: http://amzn.to/2rbDF4X Sony 50mm 1.8 Portrait Lens: http://amzn.to/2rjNLok Rode VideoMicro: http://amzn.to/2sgnWoC Zoom H1 Audio Recorder: http://amzn.to/2suSEen Polsen Lavalier Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rbDxma Vanguard ABEO 234 AV Tripod: http://amzn.to/2sv1WGX SanDisk Extreme Pro 64 GB SD Card: http://amzn.to/2slHfxt *Full Disclaimer: the links to these products are Amazon Affiliate links which means we earn a commission if you purchase the product using one of the links listed above. The products don't cost more by using our links, but the commission helps us continue to fund the Exploring Alternatives project. These are all products that we use and that we have purchased with our own money, with the exception of the Sony portrait lens which was gifted to us by Mat's Dad (Merci Jacques!). ------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSORS ------------------------------------------------------------- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in our video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives

The American Town Banning Cell Phones and Wi-Fi

Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Watch more Seeker Stories http://bit.ly/1Ir9ebk Green Bank, West Virginia hosts the world's largest radio telescope to search for aliens. It's also a sanctuary for people who believe electromagnetic fields are harmful. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App — iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App — Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Jordan Dertinger

How This Town Produces No Trash

Watch the next episode about Lauren Singer, who produced only a jar's worth of trash in 2 years: http://bit.ly/1QsnSqu Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 In 2003, the local government in Kamikatsu, Japan decided to require that all residents comply with a new, rigorous recycling program - perhaps the most rigorous in the world. Since then, the town composts, recycles, or reuses 80% of its garbage. It may not technically be 100% zero waste, as the remaining 20% goes into the landfill, but it's a remarkable achievement for an entire community, in such a short amount of time. The impacts have been positive - cutting costs for the community drastically, as well as improving the conditions of the lush and beautiful environment that surrounds the town in Southeast Japan. Residents must wash and sort virtually anything that is non-compostable in their household before bringing it to the recycling sorting center. Shampoo bottles, caps, cans, razors, styrofoam meat trays, water bottles...the list goes on and on (literally) into 34 categories. At the sorting center, labels on each bin indicate the recycling process for that specific item - how it will be recycled, what it will become, and how much that process can cost (or even earn). It's an education process for the consumer. All kitchen scraps must be composted at home, as the town has no garbage trucks or collectors. And as for other items, reuse is heavily encouraged. According to Akira Sakano, Deputy Chief Officer at Zero Waste Academy in Kamikatsu, the town has a kuru-kuru shop where residents can bring in used items and take things home for free. There is also a kuru-kuru factory, where local women make bags and clothes out of discarded items. At first, it was difficult to be come accustomed to the new rules. "It can be a pain, and at first we were opposed to the idea," says resident, Hatsue Katayama. "If you get used to it, it becomes normal." Now, it's even being noticed within Kamikatsu's businesses. The first zero-waste brewery has opened in Kamikatsu, called Rise and Win Brewery. The brewery itself is constructed of reused materials and environmentally friendly finishes. By 2020, Kamikatsu hopes to be 100% zero waste, with no use of landfills, and to forge connections with other like-minded communities in the world, spreading the practice of zero-waste. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Irene Carolina Herrera Editor: Lee Mould

Life without plastic | DW Documentary

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A Snowboarder's Unbelievable Tiny House

Check out Mike's mobile Tiny Home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbEupay_Ix8 Watch More Seeker Stories! Living in the Hidden Tunnels of Las Vegas: http://skr.cm/LVtunnels Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Pro-snowboarder, Mike Basich, tours his self-built 225 square foot home in the middle of his 40 acre snow covered property near Truckee, CA - and shows how being close to nature drives his most creative decisions. In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how 180,000 Americans a year are choosing to live entirely disconnected from our modern internet-focused world in pursuit of a more sustainable, simple lifestyle. Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould

One New York woman is making an effort to change the way we think about waste. Over the past two years, Lauren Singer has produced only enough trash to fill a 16 oz mason jar.

In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how 180,000 Americans a year are choosing to live entirely disconnected from our modern internet-focused world in pursuit of a more sustainable, simple lifestyle.

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Take the #ZeroWaste Challenge with us Tuesday, April 14th to go one day without producing trash. Tweet us @seekernetwork with #ZeroWaste and we'll donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful.
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Executive Producer: Laura Ling
Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen)
Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider
Editor: Lee Mould

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