Sustainable Consumption

The posts came organically as we made our way through places and time and we randomly encountered people and took on projects. So, they lack a certain readable order that would make life easier for someone interested in a specific topic. For this reason, Ive (somewhat) organized  the posts related to reducing, reusing, recycling and upcycling.

Why you might want to care

Learn about

our consumption of oil and plastics (and a familys attempt to do without for a year)

What can you do?

There are many campaigns around the world to clean parks, beaches, coasts organized by private local companies in Africa or international organizations in South America and around the world.

Don’t forget to be mindful of your consumption of electricity and water.

Learn about many initiatives to classify waste for recycling and our own initiative to travel (and live) light. If the idea piqued your curiosity and youre feeling like downsizing, you can read more about voluntary simplicity and simple living by choice.

Feeling Crafty?

Small acts add up and there must be a million ways to turn potential waste into new, useful objects. Get inspired with some of the things weve posted (including some how tos):

how to make X-mas trees from books and newspapers 
to avoid cutting yet more trees

turning waste paper into a myriad of new items

how to turn plastic bottles into new objects for  

my own (modest but successful) attempt at

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