Years ago I read a blog post that blew my mind. I wish with all my heart that I remembered the brilliant human who first shared this thought with me (and if it rings a bell, please tell me in the comments!) It was a discussion…on Reddit, maybe?…about stuff. Having possessions. Having too many possessions. […]
In the modern world, sustainability has become synonymous with eco-friendliness—and rightly so. But in this category, I like to take an even broader definition of sustainability that also includes whether a given object or action is sustainable to you and your lifestyle—not just the planet as a whole. Sustainability with this definition answers the following question:
Can I keep doing this? Can I do this over and over without harming myself, or other people, or the planet around me?
When you approach sustainability in this way and seek to answer "yes" to this question, the big-picture, eco-friendly side of sustainability tends to just fall into place. It's less likely to feel like a burden or a sacrifice, but instead feels like a choice, and the natural way to be.
Read blog posts on the topic of Sustainability below:
As a person who loves to cook, and thoroughly enjoys making elaborate meals from scratch (while dirtying every dish and utensil in the kitchen in the process), I learned the hard way that cooking that way all the time is not sustainable. If you hold yourself to a standard of making gourmet, time-intensive meals every single […]