Little Things that make a Huge Impact on our Planet

Little Things that make a Huge Impact on our Planet

In a world filled with over consumption, is it important to realize how this affects us and where we live! Over consumption doesn’t just mean over eating or using too much gas. Over consumption in the fashion industry is also a huge issue. Everyone wants the newest and coolest thing and in a world of fast fashion and fast food, it’s very possible. Here are a few ways to help you, help the planet: 

COVID really slowed some of the progress being made on the reusable bag and cup front. But if you do need to bring water with you while running errands, use a reusable cup or bottle! It’s just as convenient but you won’t have to worry about having water bottles stack up in your car if you forget to take them in.

Wearing what you already have in your closet! I know it sounds silly but dig in the part of your closet you rarely go to and see if there are any hidden gems! Something doesn’t fit? DONATE. That way you make more room for something new or something new to you! There are stores everywhere that you can sell your old clothing to the store and get something new in exchange! 

Go meatless once a week! I promise it sounds harder then it actually is. Have some cheese ravioli for dinner or a tuna sandwich or sushi for dinner! Not a fan of fish? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic but delicious lunch alternative! It’s also a really fun way to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, cause why not!? One day a week without meat won’t kill anyone, plus it’s a fun way to make some new recipes.

Overall I think it’s better to just reflect on something before buying or consuming it. Will it bring me lasting happiness or use? No, then probably not a great buy. Instant gratification is great, but it’s not an essential part of life.

Protect The Environment While Shopping

Protect The Environment While Shopping

It’s not secret that the earth is in worse shape then it was 100 years ago, however there simple things we can do to help Mother Earth get back in fighting shape.

1. Don’t shop fast fashion. What is fast fashion exactly? It’s those mega chains that make $0.05 garments over seas and then ship them back here and sell them for $20. It may seem like a deal, but that one shirt caused pollution not only to manufacture, but also to ship over. I know it’s not logically to completely stop shopping at these types of stores, especially for those on a budget, but buying one less piece a month can make a difference. Looking for a sustainable brand? Try this one:

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2. Bring your own shopping bag! This one sounds simple, but it’s one I’m still not very good at practicing. Bring your own tote bag if you plan on doing any type of grocery, shoe, or clothing shopping and save some plastic and paper. Need a cute tote bag? Check out this beautiful BAG


3. Have you had your eye on some designer pieces? Find a store that sells them secondhand! I don’t mean a thrift shop, but there are lots of websites that specialize in selling designer items at a discount. Find a great piece for less and help the environment by taking away one less piece of trash and one less piece needed to be manufactured. Curious about second hand designer items? Check out my favorite place to shop:

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By cutting out even one piece of trash or one car ride, we can all help our home, try one sustainable habit this week!