Working From Home: The Designated Workspace

Working From Home: The Designated Workspace

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a sudden transition to remote work for many in Jacksonville. With this, people quickly came to the realization that a workweek spent sprawled out on the couch with their laptop was simply not going to be sustainable. This is because of how easy it is for “living space” and “working space” to become one in the same. With our days now being spent at home, this is especially true. So, it is important 

Staying Active While Social Distancing

Staying Active While Social Distancing

Pre-pandemic, we went to the gym, swam, and stayed active however we wanted. We could also work out with friends, and a lot of the time they were the reason we stayed motivated in the first place. Now, with social distancing orders in full effect 

MINIMALISM & HEALTH

MINIMALISM & HEALTH

Minimalism is a powerful tool used to help individuals reflect on the importance of living a complete and meaningful life based on personal values. These values can be work or family life, or hobbies like disc golf and cricket.  One universal value that is positively impacted by the incorporation of 

Do you know the tips to prevent ticks?

Do you know the tips to prevent ticks?

Warmer weather leads to people spending more time outdoors. Our built environment, especially here in Jacksonville is peri-urban; meaning we have altered our landscape to have rural characteristics. These rural characteristics include building residential areas around natural parks, having fragmented forests in public, and more 

Minimalism

Minimalism

What is Minimalism? Some perceive it as a dogmatic practice for monks or an analogous pious religious role. Some think of minimalism as a tool to save money, or a conscious effort to reduce consumption for the environment. The truth is minimalism is a matter 

Doctor’s Offices Going Green

Doctor’s Offices Going Green

Picture this: you walk into your doctor’s office or clinic and you check in at the front window. You are told to have a seat and wait to get called back when the doctor is ready for you. You start to look around the waiting room and you notice they have recycling bins out, an automatic 

Social Isolation, Social Distancing, & Quarantine; What’s the Difference?

Social Isolation, Social Distancing, & Quarantine; What’s the Difference?

Social isolation, social distancing, and quarantine; not a day goes by where we do not hear these phrases in context to COVID-19. Officials are urging people to stay home in order to help flatten the curve, stating that quarantine and social isolation are key in 

Eco DIYs: Why Buy It When You Can Make It Yourself?

Eco DIYs: Why Buy It When You Can Make It Yourself?

One of the most interactive and cost effective ways to switch out products in your home with more environmentally and health friendly alternatives is to make them yourself. DIYs give you control over what environmental exposures you put on your body and in your home as they allow you to control the ingredients, cost, and packaging of the product. Check out Green Jax Project’s blog post on Eco-Friendly DIYs!

Composting Resources

Composting Resources

Composting can be a fantastically frugal way to reduce your waste and your impact on the planet. Compost diverts waste from landfills and creates a highly valuable and nutrient-rich product that can be used in your own garden, or gifted and sold to neighbors, friends, family, etc. There are endless ways to compost, and although most of them are outdoors, composting can be possible indoors as well. Learn how to compost yourself, or check out the cool resources available to you on the Green Jax Project blog!

Holidays

Holidays

Holidays are a blast for many people around the world, no matter their religious affiliation or beliefs. Whether, it’s Easter, Hanukkah, New Years, or Beltane, holidays are a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones and eat plenty of delicious food. However, holidays can be some of the most wasteful days of the year. Between the food waste, the presents, and all of the plastic wrap, holidays can fill a trash can in a matter of minutes if you’re not careful. If you want some tips to reduce your waste during the next family party or holiday, check out this blog post by the Green Jax Project!