I’m not a sustainability blogger. I’m a trying-to-do-better-but-still-imperfect blogger. And by trying to do better I’m not comparing myself to others but rather to my former self. So even though my shower routine is zero waste and I bring my own reusable bag to the store 98% of the time, I still use disposable diapers and sometimes get salad in plastic containers once in awhile (well especially since the baby). I don’t shop at fast fashion stores anymore but I eat too much meat. Anyway this is just a preface to my shockingly bad results of this ecological footprint quiz (which I first saw over at Of a Certain Vintage, formerly To a Universe With Love). It’s mainly my food consumption that needs to be better (less meat and less packaged foods).
Mainly, if you’re lucky enough to live in the US or any other developed nation, with air condition, packaged foods, delivery services, etc. your footprint will be higher than most other people in the world. But still it’s good to keep in mind what I can do to improve.
But at the same time it’s important to remember we don’t need to keep up with the minimalist (or sustainable) Jonses either. We just need to do better than our past selves. And one of the ways we can do that is by learning how to make-do. Found this beautifully written piece (via Of a Certain Vintage) about the “Life Changing Magic of Making Do.” There’s so many good points to this article that I have a feeling I’ll be referencing it a lot from now on.
And not related to this but Leah hits it out of the park again with this thoughtful essay about charity.
P.S. I’m selling several of my Elizabeth Suzann items that I haven’t worn in awhile. You can find them on my closet sale page here.