Don’t Be Overwhelmed. It May Be Your Calling to Save The World. Do What You Can. Do It Well. Do It with Care!

Join the movement by being part of the Hippie Haven Group on FB where we discuss so many topics from zero waste to low impact, thrift stores, and plant based diets. Click the link below to become part of the movement!!!


How To Live Your Life With Compassion!

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How To Be Zero Waste!

For the past two years I have dedicated the majority of my life to living as zero waste/ low impact as humanly possible. During this time I have learned how to compost, purchase the majority of my items without any plastic packaging, and always bring a bowl, water bottle, and utensils everywhere I go! This section is filled with articles all about the importance of zero waste living, along with some tips and tricks on how you can live more zero waste!

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How to Become a Volunteer

For the past 10 years I have dedicated a large portion of my life to volunteering. I believe that more people should think about their overall impact on this planet, not just the trash they produce. Take an hour once a week, once a month, or even once a year out of your busy life to help make a difference in your local community or around the world and help make a difference! Check out this section on how you can become a volunteer and help make a difference!

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How to Become Plant Based

Did you know that the majority of carbon emission or green house gases admitted into the air are coming from factory farming companies. It’s also said that one pound of meat uses more water than any other fruit, vegetable, bean, or legume… In this section I will be exploring how you can eat a more plant based diet properly, the pros and cons to the various plant based lifestyles, and a ton of plant based and zero waste recipes that you can easily make at home! Check out this section for everything you need to know about adapting a plant based diet and lifestyle!

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The Science Behind Climate Change and the Environment

It can feel difficult to want to continue the zero waste lifestyle when you aren’t able to actually limit all of your waste. I want to add this section to explore the nitty gritty around how climate change and other environmental issues, as well as inspire and motivate more to look deeper into various issues and understand how their impact can benefit our planet. In doing so, I hope that more will continue to want to do more for our planet that extend further then just their physical waste.

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Meet the Staff!

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Lindsay Guarnieri- Founder of Zeroing In

Lindsay Guarnieri is a researcher and blogger who is passionate about sustainability, feminism, travel, film, activism, and so much more! She received a BA in Film Studies and Cultural Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College in 2016. Recently, has decided to step away from the camera and start writing Ethnographic posts about the people who have inspired and influenced her to do more in the world. Lindsay currently lives in Washington DC with a fellow sustainable activist. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering in her local community, cooking new tasty vegan recipes, and cuddling with her guinea pig Jelly Pig!

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Callee- Co-Creator of Hippie Haven Facebook Community

Callee is an eco-entrepreneur and zero waste activist traveling the United States in a 2014 Ram Pro-master Campervan. She’s the host of the Hippie Haven Podcast and the owner of Bestowed Essentials, a line of sustainable home goods with an online shop and retail storefront in Rapid City, South Dakota. Callee also conducts zero waste workshops and helps small businesses around the country implement eco-friendly practices. Back in June of 2018, Callee and I created a Facebook group, Hippie Haven, to encourage more positive dialogue and inspire others to do the best that they can to save our planet! To get involved- please click the link here:

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Emily Jean McCollister- Editor

Emily Jean McCollister (the eco-poet) is a Baton Rouge-based poet, barista, and blogger. She received a BA in creative writing; poetry from LSU in 2016. Since then she has worked as a barista, editor, freelance writer, social media consultant, and arts coordinator. For the past 2 years, she has been editing all of the articles and newsletters for the blog! Aside from writing, she also enjoys music, art, traveling, creating, and being able to approach those things with an eco-conscious mindset. Check out her Eco- Conscious blog at