Living More Sustainably



Science has proven again and again that everything in this Universe is connected. Whether you look at String Theory, Quantum Entanglement or more it always concludes that everything is connected and what affects the individual, affects the whole and visa versa.


As humans we have become so conditioned to think that we are separate from our surroundings. From the Earth, the Air, the animals and insects, the oceans and everything that happens in the skies above us. This separation has lead us down a dark path of destruction. And if we continue with this way of thinking, who knows what type of future we will leave for the generations to come.


sustainability:

/səsteɪnəˈbɪlɪti/

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noun

the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.

"the sustainability of economic growth"

avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

"the pursuit of global environmental sustainability"



Sustainability has become some what of a buzzword, but it is our only way of reversing the damage that we have done to the Earth and all of it's inhabitants. Living in a more sustainable way makes us more aware of the choice we make now and the impact that they will have not only on us and our immediate surrounding, but the impact it will have on the world at large and future generations.


So you may be wondering where you can start to live more sustainably? Here are a few tips:


Invest in and buy reusable alternatives

Go paperless or use less paper

Use renewable energy

Recycle and reuse every day items

Buy seasonal produce

Save energy & use energy saving bulbs or solar power

Support businesses who support sustainable farming and production

Grow your own produce

Donate unused your items or thrift clothing






Repurposing is a fun and creative way to get started with sustainable living. This year Nescafé Ricoffy invited myself and a bunch of amazing influencers and eco-game-changers to repurpose one of their coffee tins. Nescafé Ricoffy now uses coffee beans that are 100% responsibly sourced for South Africa’s most loved instant chicory and coffee extract and is making strides when it comes to sustainable farming and production. By protecting growers and their environments it ensures the long-term success of their business.


Repurposing is the process by which an object with one use value is transformed or redeployed as an object with an alternative use value and the options are endless.

Head over to Pinterest for some repurposing inspiration and share your favorite repurposed items with me!


Post your photos or favorite sustainable living tips in the comments below and I'll share them with the community.


Here's to living every day life in a way that supports the WHOLE.






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