Becoming a greener me in a 100 steps
I like to think of myself as living a fairly green life style, but I know I’m not perfect. I also know that out of convenience, or laziness, I’ve dropped a few greener choices, which kind of bothers me.
So I am going to challenge myself. One small change a week, or so, towards a greener lifestyle, until I feel I’m in the right place again. (100 steps not meant literally!) Big changes are unlikely. I need to keep it possible. Either something that I haven’t done for a while or never contemplated in the first place.
It has to be something that fits in with reduce, reuse and recycle. Hopefully it should save money in the long run, but most of all its about peace of mind, for me.
- I’m not an eco-warrior,
- I’m not preaching
- I’m not judging
- I’m not perfect
These are my steps to a more mindful life. A lighter footprint on the earth. If you don’t put your recycling out, that’s up to you. Heck, there are some aspects of modern life that I’m not willing to give up, which are on the wrong side of green. I need to be motivated. When the children were babies, they all wore cloth nappies, because I couldn’t bear the idea of their used disposable nappies sitting in a landfill for potentially centuries.
We all draw our own line in the sand. My life is busy. There are things I would like to do better, but I have to compromise. There are things I would like to do better and, with a few changes, I can. This is my journey, one step at a time.
Step 2 Cutting food waste
Step 3 Sowing seeds
Step 4 Earth day 2014 Planning and reducing packaging
Step 13 Cut down on fruit packaging
Step 15 Upcycling instead of buying
Step 22 Restrained
Step 23: Using up teeny, tiny fabric scraps