5 Sustainability Resolutions for 2021!

2021 is almost here (goodbye 2020 and good riddance!) This means it’s time to find a new sustainability resolution for the new year. For those of you in doubt as to why you should change your personal habits to be more sustainable see this article that I wrote about why one person’s sustainability matters (theContinue reading “5 Sustainability Resolutions for 2021!”

EasyFootprint User Testing

Testing our prototype with users like you has given us so many ideas! This week, we had the opportunity to watch users interact with some initial designs, and it gave us a few key insights: Customizable metrics. Different users want different levels of detail in the information we give them. Some wanted a simplified, singleContinue reading “EasyFootprint User Testing”

Accountabilibuddies: Other Habit Building Analogs

In tackling how best to design our app, we decided to look at how others are addressing the same problems. Most of the competitors we found in the sustainability industry aren’t information aggregators like we hope to be, so we had to get creative and think about adjacent industries that are trying to solve similarContinue reading “Accountabilibuddies: Other Habit Building Analogs”

Mo’ Green, Mo’ Problems

To assess alternative features and functionality for our app, this week we expanded the scope of our problem identification. We conducted further user interviews to understand what overarching problems our users are having in their sustainability journey outside of just issues in the buying process. Some further issues we identified include: Guilt and decision fatigue.Continue reading “Mo’ Green, Mo’ Problems”

Sustainable Swaps for your July 4th BBQ!

I love a good Barbeque! Having a BBQ with family and friends on July 4th is absolutely one of my favorite memories from growing up. There are also a couple pretty standard items that are at every BBQ. If you are looking to make your July 4th more sustainable this year, try swapping out oneContinue reading “Sustainable Swaps for your July 4th BBQ!”

Quick Tip: If you order from Amazon you should do this!

I always have a concern when thinking about purchasing something. When I make this purchase am I harming the planet? Inherently consumption of manufactured goods is harmful, since it takes energy and therefore carbon emissions to produce. This is why I try to avoid buying things when possible, better for my wallet and the planet.Continue reading “Quick Tip: If you order from Amazon you should do this!”

5 DIY Sustainable Activities/Projects to do during Corona!

Corona and social distancing has really disrupted my normal activities and routines. In an effort to fight off the cabin fever here are 5 things that I have been doing while staying at home. Experiment with New Recipes: Oatmeal & Pasta w/ Vegan Cream Sauce Since I am currently back home living with family IContinue reading “5 DIY Sustainable Activities/Projects to do during Corona!”

Learnings from a Zero Waste Period

Article by: Kshamta Bishnoi My transition to living a more sustainable life started a few years ago with a switch in my diet followed by a reduction in buying plastic wrapped goods and finally becoming more intentional in my choices when it came to health and lifestyle products. One change that I was very hesitantContinue reading “Learnings from a Zero Waste Period”