How to Use This Blog

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss

 

What this blog is:

There are a lot of lists out there telling you about “100 Things You Can do to Go Green Now!”  But trying to all of those things RIGHT NOW can be really overwhelming!  This blog is meant to be a week-by-week guide for how to live a more sustainable life over the course of a year.  Think of it as your “couch to 5k” for green living!

Each week, I will write about a new subject that relates to sustainable living and give you tips for easy things you can do in your life over the course of a week to go “green”.  The thought here is to use that week to make a new sustainable action a habit.  As you start to develop more and more habits, it becomes a lifestyle.  Not only will you hopefully learn how to reduce your impact on the planet, but you’ll probably save quite a bit of money in the bargain!

What this blog is NOT:

This blog is NOT about perfection.  Something we need to accept from the get-go is that as humans we are inherently going to have some impact on the environment.  All we can do is try our best to minimize that impact.  So if you forgot your reusable bags one day, it’s okay!  Recycle that plastic bag, and try to remember the reusable one next time!

I’ve been trying to live “trash-free” for years now, and let me tell you, I screw up all the time!  None of this is meant to bring any negativity in your life.  If you decide that a week is too short of a time-frame to really work on one habit, that’s perfectly fine!  Maybe try a new habit every other week, or even every month!  This blog is meant to inspire people to live green, not to bring anyone down because they’re not “doing enough”.  You’re reading this blog!  That’s already a step in the right direction!

Tips to get more out of this blog:

I am a big fan of journaling, especially bullet journaling.  In our busy lives, sometimes it can be hard to remember everything.  I mean, it is rare for me to leave the house without having to go back in at LEAST once for keys, water bottles, brains, etc.  So I highly recommend using a journal, a planner, or even your google calendar to make a note of what your intention for the week is.

And most importantly:

Be creative!  Have fun with this blog!  I have a lot of tips that I hope to pass on to you, but it doesn’t mean you have to follow my advice word for word.  Going green can be an extremely creative and even artistic project!  So enjoy!

Ready to get started? Click here to go to Week 1!