One step at a time
Cruising the streets of Burlington with my reusable cup and sipping on some freshly squeezed watermelon juice. It takes time to live plastic free but every action matters. Millions of plastic straws and cups are used every single day, many of them ending up in the ocean. I’m happy to say no marine animals were harmed by my craving of freshly pressed juice. #saynotosingleuse
• oh, Stuttgart, you were just incredibleThis breakfast place @lumen_stuttgart is just one of the many places I can recommend More tips coming soon ‘cause a lot of shopping | #travelwithfairflair
Maybe we’ve all said at some point, “you do what you have to do to make ends meet.” At some point in this life, wouldn’t you want to be doing something you are passionate about?
What if you tuned into you, I mean really tune into what your unique talent is.
When we shift our paradigm and mindset, trust in our abilities, change our perspective and find the community that supports us we can have a life we choose.
AEF is a collective of women who come together to learn and implement ways we can thrive, that don’t include working longer and harder. #community#tuneintoyou#raiseyourvibration#trusttheprocess#enjoythejourney#createyourlife#sustainablelifestyle
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At least 10% of the 100 million tons of plastic we use every year end up in the oceans. This is equivalent to the weight of 700 billion plastic bottles. Put on top of each other these bottles would reach further than the sun. Ocean currents have created several gigantic “plastic soups” around the world. No-one knows the size of these, but they could cover up to 16 million km2, or the combined size of Europe, India and Mexico.
The plastic soup has been growing 10 times in size every decade since the 1950s. If nothing is done now, this problem will spin completely out of control.
Fish and shellfish contain toxic chemicals at concentrations as high as nine million times (!) those found in the water in which they swim. (theworldcounts.com)
PLEASE DON’T BUY STUFF MADE FROM PLASTIC, GO FOR NATURAL (more sustainable) MATERIALS IF YOU CAN
Please watch this life changing movie A Plastic Ocean @plasticoceans available on netflix.
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In my blog you can learn about zero waste lifestyle & whole food plant based lifestyle which has positive impact on our beautiful planet (link in my bio for you)
So excited to finally get my hands on these bamboo toothbrush from @purganiclife! The first thing I did after ripping the packaging was SMELL it and so did Zyph (influence of my owner!). Millions of our plastic toothbrushes are disposed each year affecting our landfill and oceans. I've taken another conscious step today to be less burdenous on the Earth. Please consider a sustainable lifestyle, so that we leave something good behind for the next gen. The time to change is NOW. .
. #bambootoothbrush #sustainablelifestyle#bethechange#everychoicematters
Plastic free is key
Are you a part of your local #buynothing facebook group ? The buy nothing project is an awesome way to find items that you have been looking for in your community at no cost, or to find homes for things that no longer serve you, but could serve others !
To this day I have never purchased a glass jar. Each jar in this photo was either given to me by someone in my community or upcycled. The wheel of the #circulareconomy just keeps on turning !
Is het een ijsberg of is het een plastic zak? Zet je antwoord in de opmerkingen
~~~ #dutchwavemakers #shareyourwater #waterquality
RepostBy @strawlessinchico: "Best cover ever! Thank you, National Geographic, for bringing this to people’s attention. The more the truth is exposed, the better our chances of fixing this problem. So many people don’t even think about the plastic they use and where it ends up." (via #InstaRepost@AppsKottage)
Having been away the past few weekends (not that I am complaining), I have been out of my Saturday market routine.
Shopping zero waste is a breeze when you come prepared to amazing markets like @OZCFarm but a little more of a challenge when it comes to conventional grocery shopping in the week, when in-between running your businesses, even just getting to do any kind of bulk shop is a win.
I have been on the look out for a grocery store close to home/work where my ability to refuse single-use plastic within my very busy lifestyle is an easier task. I was happy to finally find a @PicknPay within 10 minutes of my home where far more fruit and vegetables have plastic free options and where the weighing is done at the check-out - meaning no senseless pricing stickers on the way there.
So whilst I didn't quite get a plastic free grocery shop, It was certainly a win for team low-waste! Oh and bonus! Just down the road happens to be a Chinese super market where I can take my reusable container to buy fresh tofu at very affordable prices.
Neben dem Garten ist dieser Raum mein liebster Rückzugsort. Natürlich mit reichlich Pflanzen und einer großen Portion Liebe. Aus einem alten Beutel meiner Oma habe ich mir eine Halterung für einen Topf gebastelt, der an der Tür hängen kann. In der Hängematte liebe ich es zu lesen, zu entspannen oder einfach die Aussicht ins Tal zu genießen. Weil Franzis Nachhaltigkeit liebt muss sie noch ihre Pinnwand erwähnen, die aus einem Rahmen und in Scheiben geschnittene Flaschenkorken selbst gebaut ist. #room#inspiration#sustainablelifestyle#love#peace
Today is the UN’s International Day for Biodiversity ⠀
Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth, and it’s fading fast as we destroy habitats and deplete our natural resources. ⠀
Most of us are motivated to reduce waste because of ocean plastic and toxic landfills. But there’s more to it - throwaway consumption also means we’re using resources too quickly. Our coffee cups, plastic bottles, and over-ordered food have to come from somewhere - using up land, water, forests, fossil fuels and minerals. ⠀
The UN estimates that 28% of the world’s farming land produces food that no one eats. Each year we send 500 tonnes of gold to landfill as e-waste - more than the production of the world’s top 10 gold mines!⠀
To celebrate Biodiversity Day, why not start one new habit to reduce your waste?
Have you entered the Green Giveaway?!
You can go in the draw to win a box full of green goodies including my favourite deodorant paste: Axilla by @blackchickenremedies! As a copywriter for organic beauty clients, I just love that this product lists all of the ingredients on the front of the packaging - it makes research farrrrrr easier! Plus, you can see that there's definitely #nonasties True transparency!
Scroll back to the original Green Giveaway post and tag a friend and/or subscribe to my mailing list via the link in my bio for an entry! Good luuuuuuck
Hallo liebe Freunde der Sonne. Ich bin Franzis und liebe die Natur, all die Lebewesen und die Prozesse, die unsere Erde so einzigartig machen. Deshalb ist es so wichtig sie zu bewahren und zu achten. Mein Garten lehrt mir so viele wichtige Dinge. Vor allem dass man Geduld haben muss, was mir früher so schwer fiel.
Mit voller Begeisterung möchte ich gerne mit euch meine Gedanken und Freuden des Lebens teilen. #nature#garden#sustainablelifestyle#joy#peace