Healthy and yummy plants

The first month of the year has already passed and this is a good point in time to look at how the propositions for this year (and the future) are doing. In case you haven't all downloaded the Excel file I made containing several ideas on how to make your life more sustainable, you can …

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Chapter 13: Love for Nature

Nature is highly valued by everyone. People know that it has an intrinsic value, but also that it is the basis for human life on earth. Humanity has moved from an ego-logical to an eco-logical view: Source: https://i2.wp.com/www.permatree.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ego-logical_VS_Eco-logical.png?fit=636%2C491&ssl=1 Therefore, nature now is protected. There are countless natural reserves and wilderness areas where humans do not …

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Zero Waste Bathroom

Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: medium Sustainability on a budget Tasks: Use up your cosmetic products and then replace them with waste-free alternativesGet rid of most of your waste and consider offsetting the rest (into residual waste) Challenge: inspire others! Background: By now most of you are already aware of many sustainability …

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Advent is coming

Degree of effort: low/medium – Level of impact: medium/high Sustainability on a budget: approved Tasks: Do not buy a conventional advent calenderBuy a more sustainable alternativeOr better: make one yourself sustainable and waste-reduced or Zero Waste Background: Advent and Christmas are coming soon - in my neighbourhood the Christmas market is currently being set up. …

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Sustainable Shampoo Alternatives

Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: medium Sustainability on a budget: approved Tasks: If not done so far: check your shampoo for harmful ingredients (e.g. with Tox Fox); see: https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/microplastics/ Try plastic-free, sustainable alternatives like rye flour, natron or soap bars Do not forget to regularly rinse your hair (if necessary) Background: I …

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Sustainable Cosmetics

Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: medium to high Sustainability on a budget: approved Tasks: If not done so far: check your cosmetics for harmful ingredients (e.g. with Tox Fox); see: https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/microplastics/ Exchange very bad or empty products for more natural ones or make them yourself Background: As we have seen last week …

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Countering deforestation

Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: medium Tasks: Think about changing your search engine, e.g. to ecosia ONLY use recycling paper (for writing, toilets, tissues, ...) Avoid (non-RSPO-certified) palm oil Challenge: Convince your employer or organization to use recycling paper Background: https://youtu.be/O8YQ9iwrGhE This video shows impressively how every four seconds an area the …

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How to start making things yourself

Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: high Tasks: Select products to produce yourself Buy the (5) basic ingredients for self-made products: baking soda, washing soda, vinegar, citric acid and washing/hard soap Get yourself a book or other guide to get started, look up recipes online or ask me 😉 Background: Microplastics, petroleum, chemicals, …

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