Sustainability made simple

Karen Stankiewicz

Karen is a writer/translator for Utopia. She's a globetrotting Canadian who enjoys curling up with a good book, spending time outdoors, and experimenting in the kitchen.

can you freeze flour tortillas

Can You Freeze Flour Tortillas? Here’s How to Go About It

Can you freeze flour tortillas? You sure can. Learn how to freeze different tortillas using these simple instructions and make your next taco night a breeze. Read more

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I Tried 7 Happiness Hacks for a Week — Here’s What Happened

On my quest for happiness, I tried seven different happiness hacks for a week to see if I felt any changes. Here are the ones that worked — and the ones I'd skip. Read more

treated vs. untreated wood

Treated vs. Untreated Wood: What’s More Eco-Friendly?

Find out which is more eco-friendly: treated vs. untreated wood. Learn about the pros and cons of each to make an informed decision. Read more

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What Is Resource Depletion and Why Is It Dangerous?

Resource depletion is becoming a common term — and that's not a good thing. Discover what it is and some potential solutions. Read more

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How to Make a Vinegar Mother: A Beginner’s Guide to the Ultimate Kitchen Staple

A vinegar mother is at the heart of vinegar production. With this guide, we’ll show you how to make your own vinegar mother. Read more

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How to Use Cinnamon Sticks in 6 Unexpected Ways

Cinnamon is a well-known spice, but you might not know its uses go far beyond the kitchen. We'll look at how to use cinnamon sticks like you never have before. Read more

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Ethical Fashion: 10 Exciting Sustainable Shoe Brands

These 10 sustainable shoe brands are leading the way in the ethical fashion industry with eco-friendly materials and fair labor practices. Read more

Wild Garlic a.k.a. Allium Ursinum: All You Need To Know

Wild garlic is one of the first edible plants to pop up in the spring. Here's where to find wild garlic and the best recipes to use it in! Read more