A new year means a fresh start, a blank page, and a whole new chapter. This year, we’re thinking holistically — how can we make changes to better ourselves, our neighbors, and the world around us?
You can make small transitions in your everyday life that can significantly impact the environment for the better and encourage those around you to do the same.
Start with a blank page in your Journal. Write for 10 minutes each morning as you enjoy your coffee. You can jot down anything that comes to mind, such as an intention for the day (self-care, forgiveness etc), your feeling at that exact moment, or even your to-do list. This will give you a moment of clarity and focus.
You can implement small changes throughout your day, such as composting your food scraps, reducing your water use while you wash dishes, buying local produce when possible (use our Terra Tote as your go-to reusable tote). These adjustments can positively impact your neighbors, local community, and the planet.
Adding houseplants to your home can help purify your air, plus studies show that houseplants can increase your productivity by 15%, reduce stress, and boost your mood. Varieties like pothos help decrease pollutants in the air, plus they’re low maintenance.
Shifting your focus to more sustainable practices can open the door to a more holistic, sustainable lifestyle. Changing your purchase habits to focus on sustainable, long-lasting products can help reduce waste around your home, save money, and help our leaders change the environment for the better.
Researching a brand or company before purchasing can help you choose the right product while supporting a cause you care about, such as the environment, ethical employment, and social justice. Resources such as Good on You provide consumers with an in-depth review of sustainability and impact. You can also search for B Corp - Certifies brands here.
You can also opt for purchasing second-hand clothing from online retailers such as Vestiaire Collective (they’re B-Corp certified!) and Thred Up.
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