In these days of climate emergency I like to take a step back and really look at what one human, or one family can do one step at a time. But not only that something you can do today right now a choice that can make a difference.
It is all too easy to say the problem is too big, nothing I do will help. I prefer to think of the flip side of this, and imagine a lake and you are a pebble, can you see where I am going. Your action small as it may be may be just enough to have a ripple that grows and spreads.
So what action can you take right now that will make an impact?
The main guiding principle is to buy and use and consume as little as possible but this need not be boring or mean discomfort. Let’s have some examples.
Ditch plastic, no plastic bags, plastic wrap, plastic bottles, say no!! You won’t miss it. Cling film can be replaced with beeswax wrap, what about baking paper it is not recycled select a reusable sheet.
Take a thermos instead of buying plastic bottles
No plastic toothbrushes, you know they are 100% new plastic, packed in plastic and non recyclable. What about switching to Bamboo? You will not even notice the difference! If even a few billion on this planet did that you can imagine the difference.
Whilst in the bathroom we can also toss plastic cotton buds there are paper and reusable alternatives.
We can also ditch sanitary pads for bamboo reusable ones or a diva cup, they work they are available you save money.
Shun clothing, really buy the minimum and make it last, by the way restyling clothes is actually a thing and its enormous fun. Swap, exchange clothing.
You can do the above with furniture too, can notice many hand painted and recycled items at Verdmont it breathes new life into old pieces.
A major contender would be to reduce meat consumption especially beef.
Buy less meat and buy local where possible.
There are so many things you can do the list goes on and on once you start thinking there are many creative changes you can make, in fact I would like to hear some ideas. So message us via twitter, instagram or facebook.
Before you buy, think can I get a less package alternative. Do I need this at all? How long will it last?