What is Glass? Glass is a transparent, hard, and brittle inorganic material made from silica, soda ash, and limestone. These items are melted at high temperatures to form a molten liquid. Then, after the liquid cools and solidifies, it forms a solid material that is… Read More »Glass Facts & Sustainability
A Few of My Favorite Eco Things Saving the planet from climate change is daunting, but there are ways we can help. First and foremost, you can help by spending your hard-earned coin on eco-friendly products promoting less single-use plastic and green brands that want… Read More »10 Fav Products for the Eco-Conscious
Hiiii UnMake Your Markers! I have wanted to dive deeply into plastic on the blog for a while now. Besides having a ratchet impact on the environment, plastic is a public health problem. Read that again. Why is Plastic So Harmful? Can We Use Less Plastic? We can move… Read More »Why is Plastic So Harmful to Humans & the Environment?
Here at UnMake Your Mark, I want you to remember none of this list below is about shame. Sure we all feel a little guilty about our wasteful habits, but in truth, the system has set us up to fail. We have all contributed to… Read More »11 Ideas for a More Sustainable Holiday
Of all things in nature, perhaps water is what we take most for granted. It flows so freely for our everyday needs; does it even need a second thought? Simply put, I think most of us do not fully respect water. The ease with which we consume… Read More »20 Ways To Conserve and Respect Water
Our day-to-day activities create pollution. That pollution is often greenhouse gas (GHG) or a by-product of burning carbon-based materials. Common carbon-based (CO2) materials include fossil fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas. Here are 10 human activities that emit excess greenhouse gases, a huge factor in… Read More »10 Ways Humans Contribute to Climate Change
A little glossary of today’s hottest eco buzz words. I geek out researching this stuff to share with you all. It’s so fascinating to me. I want to break a few eco-friendly terms down for you as simply as possible. Words like “carbon offsets” and… Read More »23 Sustainability Buzzwords Explained
Coffee is one of the greatest little joys in life, amirite? At home, we have a hybrid coffee approach. During the week, we use our Nespresso machine with aluminum pods to make one cup of coffee with a reusable mug for easy-to-go coffee. On the weekends, we… Read More »13 Ideas for a More Sustainable Coffee Habit
It’s Shark Week 2022… Shark week is exciting to many of my pediatric patients. I am a speech pathologist by day and an eco-friendly blogger newbie by night. Here at UnMake Your Mark; we care about earth and earth’s creatures and protecting them. Insert sharks.… Read More »How Are Sharks Impacted by Humans?
Do you know how to dispose of these common household light bulbs? Don’t put that light bulb in the trash can just yet! Can it be recycled? Are you potentially harming the earth with the toxic chemicals found in some light bulbs? This article will… Read More »How to Recycle or Dispose of Household Light Bulbs
1. Skip the Paper Towels I know what you’re thinking. I can’t do it. I’m here to tell you that you can. Set a few washable rags by your sink in the kitchen, and next time you have a small spill, grab one of those… Read More »16 Eco Tips to Save Money & the Planet
1. Reusable Paper Towels We switched to reusable paper towels this past year and my husband even said he does not miss paper towels! What a saving! The average family of 4 spends $320/year on paper towels. I have been using two kinds, and I… Read More »10 Eco-Friendly Swaps To Make This Year
1. Clothes (polyester) Polyester is a category of polymers derived from a mixture of petroleum derivatives and terephthalic acid. Read here for What is a polymer? Polyester is plastic. Polyester is not biodegradable. We’ve only used this to make clothes since about the 1940s, and before that, natural… Read More »7 Surprising Things Made with Plastic
What’s the Point? My name is Jenny, and I am from Texas. This blog aims to teach me (and you) tips and tricks for becoming a little more eco-conscious, from educating ourselves about the materials used to make our daily products to simple ideas for… Read More »UnMake Your Mark: an Eco-Conscious Blog for Everyone