This blog is about living a life of sustainability, saving money and time, and alternative products that can be used to reduce your carbon footprint. I have been on a mission to reduce my carbon footprint over the past year and looking for ways to reduce waste, eat better, save money, pollute less, and etc. I find that the more I care about the environment and find ways to reuse items I tend to save more money in the long run. I think it’s a win-win situation for me and the planet. I think that once people begin to adapt their lifestyle to be more eco-friendly it ends up being a life-changer. I began to become more aware of other parts of my life I could make changes to and it’s turned me into a better person as a whole and much happier knowing that I’m helping the environment a little at a time as well as treating myself better. Below are the things that I will be discussing.
There are so many products that I’ve used and it has affected my life so positively. As a society we’ve gotten so used to a standard way of living with the products that are disposable and made to feel more convenient, but at what price? The companies that pollute the earth the most create disposable products because it brings more profit. If people continue to buy more then it will only make more money for them. As consumers, we have the power to choose what we purchase and make a conscious decision to change. Many people want to live a more eco-friendly life, but don’t know where to start or even that they can make an impact. I used to say to myself, “What can I possibly do to help the environment? I don’t have a lot of money.” I’ve come to realize that it’s not about how much money I have, but the little things I do. Each person lives about 70 to 80 years, and if you’re lucky then more than that. Little decisions over time can really make a difference. Also, the more people begin to think this way, it becomes a chain reaction.
There are more sustainable start-up companies than ever. We are in a time of great change, not only in our country but around the world. Many people are starting to realize that without moving forward, nothing is going to change. I truly believe that supporting green companies will help to push forward our country towards a more sustainable society and future. There are still several companies that are polluting but they are realizing that they have competition and there are so many that are pushing that in the most unethical ways. We as the people have the power to fight back by being more aware of whats going on and with the internet on our hands, information can spread like wildfire.
Many campaigns are being organized to bring more people up to date about what’s available and switching to a more renewable lifestyle. Events such as composting workshops, organic farm to table, cleaning beaches, cleaning the ocean, rescuing animals, yoga, vegetarians, vegans, and etc. Not everyone feels that same about all the topics, but that is why we have the freedom to choose.
There are so many different things to be informed about, so remember “knowledge is power”.
Health & Wellness
It’s can be difficult in this day and age to stay healthy and choose items that are good for your body. There are so many chemicals in health products and food is just not as organic as it used to be. To be conscious of what we put into our bodies, we have to have the right awareness of what is on the labels and what isn’t. Even the environment that we are exposing ourselves to can make a big difference. I’ve especially learned that these past 5 years because of my son and my health.
Being eco-friendly isn’t just incorporating some green products into your life. It’s a change in your lifestyle and perspective about the world that we live in. Choosing to wear second-hand clothes vs new clothes. Reusing items instead of throwing them away. Not accepting plastic disposable items in public. These are all choices that we have to be aware of first and foremost.
Note from the author
I’ve always had a propensity to want to save the planet because I know how much damage we’ve done over the short timespan that we’ve inhabited the earth. It seems like so many movies and shows these days are talking about post-apocalyptic earth and each day brings us closer to doomsday. I’m a young mom of an adorable (moms are biased) little boy. If you’re anything like me, you constantly think about your kids and the life that you are leaving for them. Since the days of Al Gore and his documentary that he came out with, it’s stayed on my mind but it never truly hit me until I had a little baby growing inside my belly. I realized the kind of love you could have for another human being and all of a sudden I didn’t want them to come into the world anymore. What with all the plastic islands, whales being stranded, undrinkable water, microplastics, and corporations polluting like they were trendsetters. As you can see I’m not happy about them. I feel that those with more fortune and power comes more responsibility to help those that are less fortunate and give back to the community that allowed them to have wealth. Maybe I’ve been watching too many heroes on tv. So I’ve been soul searching through documentaries, controversial articles and interviews, and just speaking with others in general. It seems that we all have a consensus that the government isn’t doing the world’s greatest job in making sure they guide the people to what’s best for us. Too many crooks in the kitchen as I like to think.
To conclude, I’ve started this blog to share information with you and I hope to have deep conversations with like-minded and unlike-minded individuals like yourselves to gather more knowledge about what can be done to improve ourselves and our home.