8 Ways to become more sustainable

I consider myself pretty ecoconscious and take the impact on the earth into account for purchases and decisions. But, I know that I can improve. So I made a list of goals

  1. Stop buying non-recyclable and non-compostable items
  2. Reduce Plastic Purchases
  3. Buy used, organic, fair trade, or sustainably produced clothing and shoes
    • Used is going to be key here, these things get expensive
    • Natural fibers are better as well
  4. Only buy organic and biodegradable toiletries and beauty products
    • Or make it myself
    • I’ve been doing pretty good with this one, but I’m not 100% there yet.
  5. Only food in bulk
    • Just imagine the savings in packing!
  6. Make my own:
    • Almond/nut/non-dairy milk
    • Vanilla
    • Mustard
    • Chapstick
    • Crackers & Chips
    • Yogurt
    • Cheese
    • Bread
    • Cereal
  7. Drive less, bike/walk more. Combine trips.
  8. Grow my own tea and drink less coffee
    • I NEED caffeine to survive, but it looks like I can most likely grow a hardy tea plant in Zone 6.

What are some ways you feel that you can improve?