Perfection is the enemy of progress...
A few ways I (imperfectly) live sustainably-
Yep, it's true. I am not perfect at sustainability. I don't always bring a bag to the store with me, to-go boxes with me to a restaurant, and sometimes I even get a coffee from Starbucks in a plastic cup (insert gasp here). Being perfect isn't real and when I feel pressured to do anything 100% the "right" way with no room for just being a human living a human life, I flounder and move away from that thing.
I want you to know that taking little steps towards sustainability is okay and even a small change is enough. Small changes overtime feel manageable and exciting which ultimately takes the pressure off and also inspires others in our lives to show up in the same way!
Here are a few ways that I (imperfectly) live sustainably:
1. Reuse glass jars
They make excellent drinking cups, you can pack your lunch for work, for travel skin, hair, body care products (instead of purchasing plastic travel size), to store leftovers (vs buying plastic Tupperware)
2. Don't waste food
Food waste is a huge (& heartbreaking) issue. If you buy it, eat it. If you order it, take it home or give it to a homeless person or bring it for a friend at work. Wasting food is a non-negotiable. Remember that you can always make or order more - slow down and allow yourself to be present with the experience of feeding your body rather than over ordering or cooking way more than you need (it's ok to not use the whole box of pasta!)
3. Before buying a new gadget, airfryer, tent, home good, router, phone charger, flat iron etc. ask friends if they have one that they aren't using! Likely everyone you know has an extra something you need they aren't using that is sitting in their garage hoping to get rid of it! This also saves you $$ and is one less electronic/item from China that will inevitably end up in a landfill.
We are creating something SO exciting for you! Our first virtual sustainable shopping experience, Mindful Market! This event is FREE and is a collaboration of sustainable brands offering a variety of eco-conscious products for you to have a one-stop shop for all your favorite eco-friendly goods! Event will be held on Friday May 27 @ 3pm PST via Zoom. If this is something that tickles your fancy, register here!