I tend to focus on practical things I can do in my human-scaled life rather than the macrocosms where I feel powerless. This includes the environment. Whilst I know recycling a few plastic bottles won’t be enough for our planet and humanity’s health and well-being, I also know doing nothing isn’t an option.
Part of being happy is being authentic and having integrity, at least for me, so that has meant looking at practical things I could do every day to reduce my family’s contribution to the environmental crisis. Here are some of the things we’ve done – most of which have cost very little money, time, or effort – that has resulted in MUCH less waste at the weekly rubbish collection.