School holidays are almost over and School’s almost back. This week we are going to have a look at how to pack a school lunchbox with as little waste as possible. There really is no need to send your child to school any more with a bag full of pre-packaged food. Not only is switching to low waste easier for little hands to open but the environment and school grounds will thank you. It is also highly likely you will find your children consuming less sugar in their diet.
Every day we make decisions in our lives that have an effect on everything. They affect our families, our lifestyle, the people around us, the environment, our financial situation. So the list goes on and on, by everything I mean everything. I am always talking about making on change a month. This one change a month has to be a conscious move toward a more sustainable life and a decision you know you will be able to live with and stick to for…. Well forever really.
This story today serves a huge purpose and that's to respond to all the negative comments I am continually reading in Social Media indicating that what we are doing to reduce our personal waste counts for little. Every little bit of effort counts!
Sustainability is much more than a new trend and living an environmentally friendly life has reached far beyond tree hugging. Yes, the use of the word has certainly become popular in recent years’ but sustainability itself is hardly new. So, what is sustainable living?
Food, food, glorious food. We love it. Covet it. Worship it. For some it’s the highlight of their day, sitting down to a beautiful meal thoughtfully prepared. For others it is an escape to a holiday memory resurrected by taste and smell. Food holds such a powerful and emotional connection for so many of us. So why do we waste so much of it?
This week I want to welcome you all into my home. Far from perfect but doing all we can to reduce our waste and live a more self sufficient, sustainable life.
One change a month is all it takes to make a huge difference in the amount of plastic you purchase. Plastic Free July pushes all of us to the next level and challenges you to make a difference every day of the month. What if you made these changes for life though? Not for just one month? Can you imagine the changes we would see to the world we live in. This image represents our world being swallowed by plastic! I don’t want to see this and I know you don’t either. So STOP.
As I wait with anticipation for the latest installment of ABC’s War On Waste, I get giddy with every advertisement. Eekk!! My husband sitting beside me be laughs and proclaims ‘of course his wife has to be the one who wants to save the planet’. Well yes dear, I guess I do, so please refer to me from now on as Captain Planet Warrior Princess (that reference is sure to show my age and thank you to those who understood it and chuckled at the memories it brought back).
Wrapped in Plastic
Are your wrapped in plastic? It is Plastic-free July and many of us are using this opportunity to look at ways we can reduce our plastic consumption. Maybe you have already made a few changes like using metal straws, canvas shopping totes, or even beeswax to replace plastic wrap. That is great! However, you might have missed one big opportunity that is touching you right now. You could be wrapping yourself in plastic and not realize it.
Can you imagine a world where we choose to live without without plastic waste? It is probably difficult considering our world today. Plastic production is rising each year and we are starting to see more plastic trash in the ocean than ever before.