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A town in Japan is on their way to producing ZERO waste

This is so impressive and inspiring! Kamikatsu, Japan is a small town of 1,700 people and ever since 2003 they’ve been working towards their goal of producing absolutely no waste by 2020. They currently separate all their trash into 34 different categories, composting their food waste. They have to wash everything, which is a hassle, […]






Help put an end to the Cove’s dolphin slaughter

When I first heard about the Cove a few years ago, I could hardly believe it. Dolphins are one of the most loved animals in the world, how are so many of them (around 20,000) getting captured and brutally killed every year?! For those of you who have been visiting FLC for some time now, […]






Massive victory for whales & the world!

When you share petition after petition after petition for years, you hope to one day hear the wonderful news that the change you’ve been waiting and wishing for has finally arrived. Well, today was that marvelous day! I woke up to this lovely news on my Facebook newsfeed this morning and have seen it everywhere […]






5 links & a video + thank you!

Thank you so much for the over 1,000 comments!! I waited a bit because I know the comment number counts my own comments as well, but I think I’m well beyond that point. You’re all so fantastic and each comment helps keep this blog and me going! And it’s about time I post a round-up […]






If I were to wrap a gift today…

I’d wrap it in these! Aren’t they beautiful? Plus they’re 100% organic cotton with soy-based inks. I saw these fabric wraps on Oh Joy! and was reminded of the best way to wrap a gift: furoshiki! In Japan, this method of wrapping and carrying around items has been popular for years, but only fairly recently […]






A heartwarming tale of a dog saved three weeks after the tsunami

I’ve been keeping up with the news about Japan and I was shocked and elated when I saw this story on the Huffington Post. The story just kept getting better when I watched






Bloggers Day of Silence [For Japan With Love]

As I mentioned in my last Japan post, I’ll be participating in the ‘Bloggers Day of Silence’ on Friday, 18 March. Lydia of Ever Ours and Lucia & Henny of Utterly Engaged have asked for donations and have created the ‘Bloggers Day or Silence’. You can find out more by clicking either one of their […]






Free ways to help Japan

Many of you, including myself, have mentioned that you’d love to help Japan, but don’t have the money to give. Luckily, there are a few free ways to help, most of which are super easy and only take a few seconds! I’ve listed the free ways to help below. Please add any efforts you know […]






Japan weighing heavily on hearts and minds all over the world

I’m taking a break from life tips this week to focus on what’s going on in Japan.  I’m only going to post this one feature about Japan today because it would feel wrong to post a few of the other things I was planning on. It’s been hard to think about anything other than Japan […]






Japan has suspended whale hunt… for now

I think I need to watch more news in the morning. There have been a bunch of animal stories lately. Whether the news is good or bad, it’s great to see that others care. Today I found out that Japan has put a halt to their whaling for the time being due to the “danger” […]