“Zero-waste IRL" series - Day 3:
So many of you have been reaching out recently asking me about how people do the whole #zerowaste
sustainable lifestyle IRL. You’ve mentioned how everything looks so easy and perfect on social media but when you try at home, while you’re going about your busy days, etc. things aren’t always as convenient or as simple as you hoped. And I get it, transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle is not easy, and honestly it takes time and patience (I myself am a work in progress over here).
So, over the next few weeks, I’ve decided to share the struggles and challenges individuals from all walks of life #worldwide
are facing when it comes to being wiser more eco-friendly consumers.
Today I want to introduce you to Lindsay, an occupational therapist living in Nashville TN, a mother of two very active boys 😂, and a huge health advocate -- here's what she has to share:
“From my perspective, ethical and sustainable living is not about living a perfect, organic, self-sustaining lifestyle rather, it’s more of a mindset. And this mindset is one that takes on many forms, i.e. it’s unique to each person. To me, ethical living means considering resources, location, the company/brand, the people involved in the making of the good/service, and how it might affect these factors, good or bad. Sustainable living, to me, means considering whether the good/service promotes continued progress toward extending the lifespan of our Earth, a particular community, an individual's life, or the lifespan of the actual product.
Yes, it takes more effort to remember to 'turn on' the ethical/sustainable mindset in this day and age because of the automaticity of modern life; for some it takes more effort than for others, but I doubt the eco/ethical/sustainable mindset comes 100% naturally to anyone 24/7 -- it takes time to develop.”
(Answers Cont'd in comments below).
PS: I'll be sharing everyone's complete answers on my website next week. Stay tuned. 🙌🏻