OK, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when the Autumn craze begins. The changing (well, actually dying) leaves, snuggly clothes, and the string of holidays take up the American conscience.

It’s easy to get hyped (or STOOOOOKED) about Autumn, especially when it’s not just happening out in the real, natural world. Autumn-esque pictures also start popping up all over our social media accounts.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ve heard about the backlash against plastic pollution in 2018. We’re all about advocating for living in nature, but maybe draw a line when your living quarters keep you from knowing about the planet going to shit.

We’ve all kinda heard about how to decrease our plastic consumption: take advantage of reusable bags, bottles, straws, and other utensils. There’s one HUGE problem though…


Not too long ago we talked about how to get our asses outside this Autumn instead of staring at Instagram pictures with envy. BUT we didn’t exactly address how to do an environmentally friendly Halloween.

Halloween is great, but it comes with environmental issues too (sadly.) Shopping too much, toxic as hell costume paint, and candy that’s origins are not so sweet is only a handful. We get that it’s supposed to be scary, but let’s draw a line at screwing the entire planet over, shall we?

Maybe making your Halloween COMPLETELY green is just too much straight out the…

I think we can all agree that everything has an environmental impact, right? Including weird things we may not normally think of when we think about the environment.

A while back we wrote about this when we talked about the environmental impact of weed, so we figured why not do the same with millennial’s second favorite thing? Tattoos.

A while back we gave you a broke guide to fast fashion, so we figured why not extend that broke guide to food — green food specifically (this is the ALDA blog after all.) We already gave you an intro to green food, but if we’re being honest, the tips we laid out aren’t always for the money-conscious. The green premium can be a very real thing, which is obviously a problem for all the peeps who want to green their lifestyle but don’t have the funds to.

So without further ado, your guide to eating green on the cheap:

Eat vegetarian (at least sometimes)

It’s safe to say that it’s pretty normal for people to think that sustainable goods are more expensive than their unsustainable counterparts. Unsurprisingly, this is apparently one of the main reasons many people say they aren’t willing to “go green”.

We recently did a post about how to make your summer travels as green as a leprechaun. While we covered everything from good (and sustainable) food to how to control your waste footprint on vacation to giving you the greenest airlines out there, we did leave out some other crucial points. Not because we don’t care! Because we didn’t want to send you into sustainable lifestyle overload. But it’s all okay because we’re back to cover even more ways to green your summer vacation.

Summer is coming to a close but there’s still a bit of time to fit in…

This summer I found myself working in Atlanta and living about one and a half miles from work. I was faced with a few options when it came to my morning commute: walk, drive my car, take a Lyft, or ride my bicycle to work and be a sweaty mess. Not wanting to pay/ fight for parking in Midtown Atlanta, I decided to take my bicycle. On the way to work I passed these rad lookin dudes riding electric scooters. I asked them while waiting at an intersection what they were riding and they let me try it for a…

Okay, so we know we aren’t a mom blog, but I think we can all agree that mom’s can give some pretty good advice (Hi mom!) While all the ALDA mom’s didn’t exactly give us these ideas about how to green your home, that doesn’t mean they aren’t good tips.

Why consider making your home environmentally friendly? Maybe you’re kinda already busy making other adjustments in your life towards more sustainable living, so greening your home just isn’t on your priorities list. BUT! What if I told you the first steps to greening your home could be as easy as turning water off while brushing your teeth? Not to mention we’ve all already heard the rundowns of turning our lights off when we’re not using them, unplugging your phone charger, and using more energy efficient lights and whatnot. …

And came out of it with a new blog name! And in case you’re wondering: No, we didn’t channel Rihanna during our epiphany.

So admittedly this isn’t a LEGIT blog post, but to avoid confusion we wanted to keep y’all in the loop. As a note, the name is different but we’re still focused on bringing dope life tips to help you #protectyourwild.

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