Our nation is currently having a love affair with plastics. Not the Hollywood style plastics which pimp up our faces and make us look beautiful; but the kind of plastic that takes money, energy and resources to produce and discard (and actually makes our planet look pretty ugly!)
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To kick start my journey toward a greener life, I thought it would be useful to begin with some definitions and facts summarising what is actually considered green, ethical and sustainable. So, here starts my “understanding” series: an exploration into the things which supposedly define “being green”.
Before I embark on my green living journey – transforming my lazy habits into lazy green habits – it might be helpful if I define what this actually entails. Should I be swapping my car for a bike, growing my own vegetables and making my clothes from scrap fabrics? Do I need to check every label in the supermarket for organic, fair-trade, recycled and natural products? Or better still, is green living boycotting the supermarket altogether and buying only sustainable, local and seasonal produce with no carbon footprint? Eeek, It all sounds a little too much like hard work to me!
Ever felt a little lost when it comes to the world of Green Living and overwhelmed by scary messages of climate change? Do you feel passionately about looking after our planet, but simply feel you haven’t the time, energy or talents to get going? You’re not alone!
My name is Trudi, I’m 29 years old, and I’m lazy…! Not in the sense that I sit around all day and relax (I wish!). But when it comes to going green, it always seems a bit too much like hard work!
So I’m setting myself a challenge. If lazy old me can transform my idealistic and passionate beliefs about a healthier planet into physical action; maybe there’s hope for us after all!
Join me, as I try to find my way through the jungle of going green the easy way; sharing my discoveries, ideas and advice for making a difference without breaking the bank or your back!