• DIYs,  HOLIDAY

    HOLIDAY EDITION: GIFT WRAPPING, PART 1

    The first wrapping technique in this Holiday Edition series of blog posts involves using fabric wrapping instead of paper. This could mean using cotton fabric from your stash if you are an avid sewer like me, or using an old…

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    THE CHANGE IN YOUR CUP

    A disposable lifestyle comes with all kinds of consequences for the beautiful places we love, polluting shorelines, taking resources, and enlarging landfills. The disposable coffee (or tea) cup is part of this larger picture of waste and litter, expanding with…

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    RETHINKING JARS

    Reusing material that already exists instead of buying new is an important aspect of reducing waste, and can be an exciting way to rethink items you already have on hand. Glass jars provide a great resource for storage, decorative house…

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    THE THIRD “R”

    If you have read one of my very first articles, The First “R”, you will know that when I say third “R” I don’t mean Recycling. The third “R”, according to this blog, is Reusing, and you can find my…

  • DIYs

    HOMEMADE MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER

    Upon request from my Mom, I am sharing my very simple DIY recipe for a multi-purpose cleaner. I originally started to make this cleaner to get away from buying a new bottle every time I ran out of the old…

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    BEING THANKFUL FOR THE EARTH

    Thanksgiving is a time known to most as “Turkey Day”, a time spent with wonderful people eating roasted carrots, mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey (if you eat meat), and possibly a seasonal favourite… pumpkin pie! But beyond the food filled tables,…

  • The importance of a zero waste lifestyle
    ARTICLES

    THE FIRST “R”

    Upon deciding to start a blog about living a single-use plastic free and DIY lifestyle, I pledged to help others do the same by providing a space that would hopefully inspire you to change even just one habit at a…

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    WELCOME TO A PINT SIZED IMPACT

    HELLO FRIENDS! And welcome to my blog, A PINT SIZED IMPACT! My name is Amy and I am a freelance Artist and Conservation Educator in Outreach Education at the Calgary Zoo. I am very excited to be writing on a…