What an amazing day! HUGE thank you to our friends at @csuenergy for giving us this tour of the CSU Powerhouse earlier this month. It left our student leaders buzzing with questions about continuations on the ongoing projects. It's empowering to see people working toward a sustainable future, and we are grateful to have seen so many innovative projects underway. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 🙌🙌
Loving these bees wax wraps from @beeswaxwraps_shelly
🐝🐝 It makes plastic free picnicking so easy and they can be used over and over. I've even started using them to cover leftovers in the fridge 🍉🥕🍞 Coupled with this stainless steel water bottle from @typoshop - bringing your own lunch never looked so good 🥪🧀🥗
We’ve been posting a lot about how bamboo toothbrushes are the only way to move forward in your plastic-free journey. As we’re in the middle of #plasticfreejuly , we thought we should also show you how best to dispose of your bamboo brush!
So while the brush handle is made from bamboo, the bristles are not, and therefore must be landfilled. Accounting for less than 0.01 ounce of plastic waste, this is a much better alternative to an entire plastic toothbrush. Despite being plant-based (EDIT: only @brushwithbamboo AND @brush.naked bristles are) they’re still not compostable.
✔️ Step 1: remove the bristles with pliers and trash them when done.
✔️ Step 2: to dispose of the handle you can either deposit it in a commercial composting bin which will see it’s safe return to the soil within 6 months. Or you can reuse it! The bamboo can be used as a plant-marker, for gardening or other household tasks.
✔️Step 3: the box is made of 100% paper and is biodegradable. You can green bin it or recycle it.
Pretty easy change to ensure no sea turtles are at risk, right?
If you’ve switched to a bamboo toothbrush, comment 🎋!
🤝Meet the Lead ecoTopians! 1 of 2 (2 of 2 tomorrow!)
👋Hello! I'm Michelle, I live in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I wanted to tell you a little bit about the who, and the why!
I am a mother of two small children, engaged to my fiance for so long we already call each other husband and wife! 👫 We also have a fluffy cloud, aka our cat 🐈! We have always lived a pretty simple and basic life, never ones that lavishly spend where it's not necessary. I want to raise my children to become great examples of how a life can be lived perfectly comfortably without damaging the world that brought us into existence. We need to thank the planet for our lives! Love the planet! It saddens me to see so many people who take it for granted, and treat the things we need to live (air and water!) like a rubbish bin! 🗑️🌍
What brought me to wanting to live a zero waste life (or perhaps a more sustainable life) was discovering how plastics can affect not only the oceans, nature and animals, but also us humans. I have been brought to tears watching A Plastic Ocean and being scared for my children's future wellbeing. I have been brought to tears watching animal parents feed their babies something that WILL kill them! It will be our fault.. 😢
I WILL NOT BE ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO DID NOTHING!
I will not be one of the people who saw the devastation and carried on exactly the same as if my actions make no difference 🙅♂️🙅♀️
EVERYTHING MAKES A DIFFERENCE 👍
I want everyone to stop believing that one person makes no difference. We need to stop this mindset. .
It has been quite difficult (and a bit more expensive than usual) shopping with the intention of buying no disposable plastic.
I kept myself awake for hours picturing the perfect zero waste store! 😅
This is where ecoTopia came to be 💚🌿 So EVERYONE can choose zero waste, even those with a low income! 👌
🌟🌎LETS STAND TOGETHER & SAVE THE WORLD!🌟🌍
🎁🎉Pledge today and receive a free gift on opening day!
🌟🖱️TO PLEDGE visit uk.gofundme.com/zerowasteshoppingleeds
🌟🖱️LIKE our page for updates: facebook.com/ecotopialeeds 🖼️📣SHARE to help make this vision a reality!
Ah but what can one person do to make a difference in the world, hey? Well a lot actually...
If every person started by making just one tiny change to their lifestyle it would have a huge impact over time.
Start small... here’s a few examples of what you could do:⠀
1. Say no to using plastic straws⠀
2. Carry a keep cup for your morning coffee⠀
3. Replace gladwrap with beeswax wraps⠀
4. Choose sustainable clothing⠀
5. Keep a small reusable bag in your handbag to avoid being caught out during a quick dash to the shops. ⠀
The coolest gift to come home to this evening & right in tune with my thoughts.
I pulled the victim energy card yesterday...not something I wish to be or encourage in another. It can be thin line to walk... in the realm of power plays, dynamic structures in the outer world and within....so often it shows up in the dance between the feminine and masculine.
The affirmation to shift this story of disempowerment was "I am an architect of my own life design." YES to this. Thank you for the wake ups, messages, affirmations, learnings..thanks to you, friends, life.
#learning#healing#growing#gratitude#lifedesign#pencils # usepencilsnotpens #sustainablefuture#sustainablewriting#loveletters#reclaimpower#positivepower#lifepractice
Hi and hello! I wasn't sure about putting my face out here, but here I am. My name is Ashley and I run this shop. I've never done anything like this before and I've already made so many mistakes. So many! It's been.. . let's say, humbling. But also it's been so affirming! I don't know if I would be having the same experience starting a shop that isn't in the eco/low waste community, but other businesses and other people in general have been so kind and helpful when they really didn't need to at all. I don't know how this thing is going to go, but I'm happy to be here. Thanks for following. I appreciate any of you who read this! #worthwhyle#newbusinessowner#zerowasteshop#zerowasteuk