I’m on my way to live a more sustainable life. For me, this has meant making changes to the things I do, items I purchase, and making more conscious decisions in so many areas of my life. I truly care about the planet and my impact on it. I want to ensure that not only do I contribute to doing my part in big ways, but also in the smallest of ways as well. This year one big goal of mine was to reduce and reuse. I admit I’ve spent endless amounts of money on cheaply produced clothing, fast-fashion, and have purchased way too many items than I can count that I’ve only worn a handful of times. I’m not too sure when I had the realization, but I wanted to make major changes to the way I live my life and do more to help the world we get the privilege to call home.
Here are some ways I’m practicing living a more sustainable life:
Thrifting – I love thrifting! As so many of you know I’m an avid thrifter and enjoy spending my weekends going to different locations in hopes of finding some hidden gems. More so, I love vintage streetwear so it was a no brainer for me to reduce my spending of new items and invest in unique secondhand pieces. I love having more of an 1 of 1 item and can dress them up or down to suit my style. I have so many items and themes coming to the blog of these thrifted looks, so stay tuned!
Sustainability Facts: Did you know that one T-shirt guzzles over 700 gallons of water?
To make one cotton T-Shirt, it takes: 713 gallons of water, enough drinking water for a person to live on for 2.5 years 33lbs of carbon dioxide, about as much as a car driving 30 miles in the U.S. – Goodfair
Wow – I didn’t realize just how much of an impact just the clothes we wear make on our environment. There’s so much to think about and that’s allowed me to truly reflect on how I live my life.
Reuse Reuse Reuse: This can go for everything big and small! I reuse grocery bags and have tons of them (cause I always forget them and buy more), reuse plastic containers for extra food storage or to hold different household items, etc. Instead of simply recycling something or tossing it away, ask yourself if you can repurpose it in any way!
Donate & Resell: There are tons of places to go to donate clothing! I have course love Goodwill, but I also donate at local organizations in my area. They always need a variety of clothes and other items and are always in need of more supplies. Reselling your clothing is a great option as well. There are a variety of online options such as Poshmark, Thred Up, etc and many towns have their version of consignment shops where you can Buy-Sell-Trade things such as clothing, shoes, and jewelry.
Gardening: I grew up gardening, but after spending almost a decade of apartment living I finally can garden again. I’ll be planting a variety of herbs, vegetables, and hopefully fruits so I can produce organic options for myself and friends. I’m so fortunate to living on a beautiful property with well water and tons of fruit trees already.
Question of the Week: Do you have any aspirations to be more sustainable in your life? Let me know what you do as well!
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