If you read Sustainably Amber’s post on Tips for Reducing Food Waste, you might be in the market for eco-friendly grocery shopping. Amber has collated some excellent tips just for you! Always keep your reusable bags in your vehicle – that way you will never forget them. For those times […]
The most environmentally friendly option that has been gaining a lot of traction over the past few years is the “Clothes Swap”, a small party where people bring valued but no longer used clothing and exchange them for a few items brought in by another participant.
During the pandemic I became more aware of how I stored my food to maximize its shelf life. As we all know a lot of grocery stores were low on food so I made an effort to make sure I put to use every single piece of food I bought.
Every now and then, I think about this particular scene in “The Graduate,” a 1967 film with Dustin Hoffman. “One word: Plastics” In retrospect, it seems a harbinger of our current plastic pollution woes. Indeed, according to a July 2019 National Geographic Magazine article, “Plastic pollution has become one […]
One of our new board members, Michelle Treviño, recently visited Treasures 4 Teachers, a Tempe, Arizona organization with a mission “to provide free and low-cost school supplies to teachers from the community’s reusable resources.” I recently had an opportunity to go to Phoenix, Arizona with my husband. During that trip, I […]
Dear friend of Spare Parts,When Swedish activist Greta Thunberg traveled to the United NationsClimate Action Summit in New York she could have flown, but that would have contributed to carbon emissions. Knowing that her carbon footprint could be reduced, she sailed the Atlantic carbon emission-free. That is the kind of […]
Give a kid a box, and they’ll be occupied for hours. Seriously. My son enjoys anything we’re just about to toss in the recycling bin — milk jugs, water bottles, cereal boxes. But you give him a cardboard box, and you’re his best friend for life. We recently picked up […]
With Flag Day happening on Friday (June 14), we looked inside our craft arsenal as well as Spare Parts closets to find some items to make a no/low cost flag. Our trusty founder and executive director, Mary Elizabeth Cantú, gifted us some canvas material as well as some magnetic letters, […]