and tricks to live a greener life even if you are a Lazy Girl.
***ENVIRONMENT OVER CONVENIENCE***
Over the past 6 years I have become
best mates with INCONVENIENCE. He’s mostly a good guy albeit extremely annoying
and who always pops up at the worst time! We have had a love/hate relationship
but all in all inconvenience has taught me so much!!
I have learnt that I can fit an unreal
amount of shopping in my handbag when I forget my bags
I have learnt that I have these things called arms for a reason
and I can CARRY things
I have learnt that missing a coffee because I don’t have my
reusable cup is def not the end of the world
I have also learnt that I can def fit in a sit down coffee and
enjoy my #cupoflife in a cafe if I have forgotten my reusable
I have also learnt that I feel soooo much better when I cook our
own food from scratch rather than packets
Inconvenience has shown me how wonderful and rewarding it is to
eat from your own garden
Inconvenience has shown me how resourceful i can be when refusing
single use items (using a fork to eat soup is fun )
I have learnt that it is totally OK to say no
I have learnt that I am very much adverse to chemical/fake
fragrances so no I Def do not need a plug in chemical air freshener. Thanks but
I have learnt that I don’t need a gazillion skincare/beauty
products. Just simple effective natural solutions - just like #lazygirgreen
I have also learnt that much I see in mags and adverts are false
promises just selling me lies so I want to contribute to unconscious
consumerism (geez that was heavy )
I have learnt that perfection is bullsh!t and doing what I can
when I can without guilt or criticism is the key
I have learnt that I absolutely will not die of thirst if i forget
my water bottle - I can wait til I get home/find a tap/cafe
I have learnt to put the environment
ahead of convenience!!! Have you made friends with inconvenience?
***GREEN TOP TIPS FOR
Say #nothanks to
plastic bags and bring your own. Don't forget you have arms/hands for
carrying things. If I see you with one item in a plastic bag I will lose my
Vote with your dollars i.e avoid the big supermarkets, frequent
markets and your local butcher/baker candlestick maker etc
Shopping with some
Buying local and
Buying the tomato paste in the glass jar.
Avoiding ridiculous convenience foods with a ton of single use
Buying the pasta in the cardboard box not the plastic.
Buying organic products, palm oil free products, ethical and
additive free products.
Those biggies are monitoring what you buy big time especially if
you use a reward card so, tell them what you want by your repeated purchases.
This also extends to personal care, cleaning and clothing