The great thing about the low waste community is the acceptance that it's impossible to be perfect. It's been such an inspiring community to be apart of because it's judgement free. We all have the same goal + desire for our planet & are trying. Isn't that all we can ask for from everyone? We know each person making small changes makes a big difference.
Still eating meat/dairy sometimes, that's fine - you're still kicking ass in other areas. Forgot your reusable bags? Ugh, I hate when that happens! Didn't like a certain reusable/sustainable product I recommended? Here's a list of 5 other ones!
We give tips, advice + show our fails so we can help others not make the same mistakes. We know there's no ONE right way to be low waste & we know it takes time. Its not something that happens over night, we're literally changing our entire lifestyle + habits.
I hope I've inspired you over the past 9 months to reduce your animal consumption, buy less foods wrapped in plastic, replace some home products that are both toxic free + plastic free & just overall make smaller changes in your everyday life to reduce your carbon footprint.
Today in my stories I will be sharing my favorite low waste/vegan pages I've come across over the months that have inspired me + taught me a lot. I'll keep them in my highlights for future reference.
In the meantime my #Earthwarriors 🌎 keep being badass, blossoming 🌱 + fighting for our children's future 💚 👊
Wild red headed baby vs. Florida Keys Iguana 🐉 I was looking for a good photo for the new blog post, this doesn't really relate but I thought it was a good one to share w/ everyone anyways 😉 This was 3 years ago from our camping trip in the keys - Tyson ran + jumped on the picnic table shortly after this photo😂 📷 On topic though ----> Now on the blog, "How to go low waste with kids." Side note: it doesn't involve iguanas, unfortunately 💚 Anyone with young kids + a resistant spouse, I feel you. It can be difficult when you're trying to make changes & the family isn't fully on board. Cool thing about being a mom/girlfriend of the house - we have the most control of the majority of the way the house is ran (at least I always have.) We do the grocery/house shopping, we cook, we clean - hence we get to choose what products we buy, foods we eat & household products we use. They may not understand our why fully but, they'll thank us later 😉 If you're looking for some tips, check the blog post out now, link in bio 📨 #communityovercompetition #blogpost #blog #newperspective #overboardfamily
Happy Monday! Today, I feel driven to talk about trash pick up. How many times have we all seen trash on the ground, taken a mental note how it shouldn't be there & just walked by it? It's impossible to pick up every piece we see because there's just to much, sadly. Instead pick a number, 5, 10, 15, 20 or even 100 pieces. When you're out & about commit to a number, guaranteed you'll fulfill it without much effort. My number is usually 10, but I usually easily go over it especially if all the kids are helping. Yesterday there were 4 of these deflated plastic beach balls left in the fountains, just waiting to be blown in the river nearby. I let the kids play with them then we fully deflated and tossed them. Imagine though, if more people picked up just 5-10 pieces of litter per day. Sure we are just throwing it in the trash to sit in landfills for hundreds or thousands of year but, we are preventing it from getting into our waters + our oceans. Oceans are one of the most critical parts of the Earth. We need clean lakes, rivers + oceans for our existence & they need to be treated as so. ☀🌎🌊
What are some of your biggest challenges while cutting down your waste? The people you live with, the town you live in, breaking old habits? Me, I'm bad at refusing freebies. The free food at work mostly- donuts, bagels, cake, etc. That are not only bad for me + the planet but usually involve using single use plastic. I tell myself "it's okay because it's going to be used anyways." I justify it by telling myself I'm not really "part of the problem" because I didn't buy it or ask for it. I feel like I'm right in a sense but I also feel like I'm just making excuses. If I refuse more, maybe so will others? If I'm a better role model & inspire just 1 or 2 people to refuse more freebies, doesn't that make a difference? Isn't that the change we need? Strong leaders leading by example? I think the best thing we can do is admit our flaws & work on them. There's no shame at all knowing what areas you need to work on, I find that a great trait in people. Never stop working on yourself & educating yourself. Let me know some of your challenges & how you can work on them or maybe someone else will have some tips for ya! 💚 #goingzerowaste #plasticbites #plantbased #makeachange #communityovercompetition #educationiskey
Today is a good day to make better choices than yesterday. Even if your week has totally been thrown off, don't wait until Monday, restart today. How can you prevent the things that happened this week that threw you off? Because changing your entire lifestyle + mindset after 20, 30, 40 plus years can be difficult. But, mistakes are so important to make, we make 100 mistakes & learn 100 new ways to pick ourselves up & try again. 🌠
I encourage you to make smarter consumer choices - buy less & buy smart. I encourage you to educate yourself on topics that actually matter. Because today is always a good day to change the world 🌎 Collectively we will make the difference this world needs