No more disposable discs!
The first time I tried the washable make-up remover pads I thought: it’s a pity I didn’t discover them sooner!
There are only two sustainable methods for cleaning your face:
wash with water and a good solid facial cleanser
use a liquid vegetable cleaner and washable pads
A zero impact beauty routine is possible with some simple eco-actions.
Reduce food waste: waste as a resource
A third of what enters the food chain is thrown away!
This is not allowed, especially in a world that has millions of people without a guaranteed daily meal and which is succumbing to the worst climate emergency ever, caused mostly by pollution.
Food production, in fact, generates 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions and exploits an enormous amount of resources.
First of all, we reduce what we eat and make sure that what we choose ends up on the plate.
Culturally, we are used to thinking that some parts of plants are waste.
For some time now:
I self-produce pesto with the stems and leaves of the vegetables
Have you ever tried to sear the stalk of fennel in a pan, cut into slices and combined with its leaves? The pasta takes on an amazing aroma!
The relationship between Nature and Mankind is a current and controversial topic.
It is evident that in the past man did not respect the Planet properly and the effects are there for all to see.
We often feel helpless. It is not so! Our Earth deserves respect. Every single individual can, through small gestures, contribute to keeping the environment in which he lives clean.
When we walk in nature:
– we take away our waste;
– we collect the waste left by others;
– we share our eco-action on social media so that our green gesture can raise awareness in our community;
We ask all our family and friends for more attention towards our Planet.
Let’s increase our time in Nature!
Children have a natural and innate sensitivity towards Nature and all living beings.
If they grow up in a family that moves in tune with this feeling, their natural inclination will simply be strengthened.
If we let children spend a lot of time in Nature, they will be reciprocated with a unique energy, which will make them empathetic, serene and grateful.
Nature is an incredible experiential journey, a gift for us and for our children.
Nature teaches us to slow down, to live according to natural and not artificial rhythms.
Eliminate frozen foods
Who does not have some frozen industrial product in the freezer thinking that this will speed up the preparation of a last minute dinner or lunch?
If you are well organized, have a bit of inventiveness or have some “last minute” products in the pantry, you will always be able to manage the last minute.
Couscous, for example, cooks in 5 minutes and we can season it with a ready-made organic sauce in a glass jar.
For those who want to reduce their impact on this planet, eliminating plastic food packaging is a priority.
Eliminating frozen foods means:
– reduce plastic packaging and, therefore, more generally, waste.
– increase the use of fresh, organic and local foods and prefer our health to our convenience.
Promote the territory
Promoting the territory means, first of all, feeling part of a well-defined cultural identity. Supporting a local project or a small local producer means feeling an active and pulsating part of a community of people who keep their environment alive and healthy. It is highly likely that a friend or loved one is involved in that project or that small local reality. It is not just a matter of sustaining a virtuous experience, but of developing human relationships, at the basis of our life.
Self-production – Bread with mother yeast
Self-production is a serious matter. In many cases, such as for baking, you cannot improvise. We need study, patience, passion and above all love, for ourselves and for our Planet. Self-production means taking care of our body and our soul. We can vent our creativity and transfer all our emotions into the art of dough: sometimes the work will be perfect and sometimes less, it depends on how we feel. Our action is already sustainable in itself as we will have a homemade and not industrial finished product. If we want to make our action completely sustainable, all we have to do is buy organic raw materials, in bulk, without packaging and 100 × 100 vegetables.
Water is a precious natural resource that we should pay more attention to. The bathroom is one of the spaces in our home where we waste the most: use cold water whenever you can and rationalize consumption. Don’t leave the faucet running unnecessarily, for example when brushing your teeth or soaping. Replace the bathroom with the shower: you will consume four times less water and energy.
When we change it we produce far more waste than we think. Dentists, for example, suggest replacing your toothbrush every 3 months or even more often. Imagine how many we can consume and how much plastic we can produce. The solution is not to stop brushing your teeth, but to make sustainable choices, such as opting for toothbrushes made of recyclable wood.
Use only solid soap and shampoo
Solid soaps take out much of the packaging, saying goodbye to plastic. They are more natural, they do not contain silicones, petrolatum and parabens. The main difference between a liquid and a solid soap is the exclusion of water, it lasts longer and is very practical.
Use your car as little as possible
To get around the city, to go to work or to go shopping, the best choice to be more sustainable is not to use a car. There are more ecological and less expensive alternatives to get around: public transport, bicycles, electric scooters, and in many cases you can even go on foot, will be a choice that will also reward your health. If you really have to take the car, at least share the journey with someone.
Use energy-saving lamps
Use energy saving lamps… is the most effective way to save money on your electricity bill by replacing old incandescent bulbs. Even if they are a little more expensive, they will later save money, especially the LED ones, with a cut in consumption of up to 80% and a significant reduction in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Make the most of natural light and avoid leaving the light on in a room when no one is around.
Create a natural cleanser
You will need:
– Lemon peel, orange, lime, or all three
– A glass jar
– White wine vinegar
Mix the peel with the white wine vinegar and leave to infuse for two weeks. Remove the peels and here is your new ecological anti-waste detergent, very fragrant, to be used for the whole house.