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?

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2 thoughts on “8 Ways to become more sustainable

  1. In 2012-2013, I went recycled only for clothing and it was a great experience. I’d really like to go back to it, but living in China makes it very hard.

    What ideas would you have for people who live abroad? My husband and I very rarely make big purchases, have never owned cars, and travel by train when we go on trips. What else could we do?

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  2. Pingback: Update on sustainable practices | Wild Strawberry Ranch

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