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What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is a term we hear more and more often nowadays. What exactly is sustainability and is it something we can all strive towards, without having to completely give up our lives as they are?

“Sustainability: of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged”

“sustainability.” 2023. (15 August 2023).

I often feel like many people are merely overwhelmed with HOW to be sustainable. They think they have to go all in. As a result, this typically leaves us overwhelmed and doing nothing, this is usually because we don’t know where to start. In the world of Sustainability, there really are many types of people. Firstly, there are those that are full on zero waste, secondly, those that are close to zero waste. Furthermore, some people are eco-curious and then lastly those that are just not that interested. This disinterest can be various things, from believing that it’s all useless to not knowing where to start. And that is where I want to come in. I want to meet the people that are eco-curious, or even disinterested in sustainability, where they are and tag along with them in becoming a more sustainable community.

Our minds and body are connected. To heal our mind, we not only need to work on/with our mental health, but also on our physical health, the body. Just like this connection is important, the connection we as a humanity have to our home, the earth, is significant too. The healthier we live not only as individuals, but as a whole, the healthier our planet can be. In the end, it’s not really about saving our planet earth, but rather about saving our species. If we manage to eliminate ourselves from the face of this earth, we aren’t only eliminating ourselves, but most likely also all other species sharing this home with us. Except for cockroaches, they will probably live forever.

What is sustainability to me?

Sustainability for me is all about balance. I don’t believe in completely depriving ourselves of life as we know it in order to be more sustainable. It is important to make changes, but we all start at zero. As a family, we consistently implement sustainable changes, but we don’t do them all at once. Over the past few years we have made switch after switch and have steadily inched towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Are we perfect? No. Do we have to be perfect? No. We are the only ones that can judge how sustainable we are. We have never felt like we are giving up on a lifestyle we want to live. As a result of all this, the lifestyle we aim for has changed over the past few years, and we are sure it will keep evolving as we learn new things.

Do we have to change our whole lives in order to become more sustainable?

No, not at all! Every little bit helps. I would like to challenge ourselves to realize that change is possible, because change is the only constant out there. Who would we be if change weren’t one of the most vital elements of survival? Well, we would probably still be living in caves, fighting off saber-tooth tigers, and freezing our a**es off in the winter! We should be so grateful for change and to where it has brought us, and we should embrace it as the element that will take us further in the future. 

As Einstein once said: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change”.

Having said that, I want to give you permission to immerse yourself in sustainability. Learn about it and see what are some simple changes you can do to make your home and life more sustainable?
If you are just one person making a change, the impact might not be huge. But if we are many people making several small changes, then that impact will be immeasurable in the future.

It is my goal, to teach you how to be more sustainable and to do it in a way that you don’t give up because you think it’s too much at once. So join me in my journey to becoming more sustainable so that I can help you attain a more sustainable lifestyle, with little to no compromise.

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