In 1955, Life Magazine published an article titled, ‘Throwaway Living.’ The short piece touts the time-saving miracle - 40 hours to be exact - that are disposable single-use products. Now, 65 years later, we’re scrambling to become the exact opposite of that fateful article - but with even busier lives and less time. Hefty buzz phrases have been floating around like zero-waste and plastic-free. These beautifully instagrammable movements and lifestyles are filling instagram feeds with well-styled photos of stunning eco-friendly and sustainable products and mason jars filled with a years worth of landfill trash, and your ears are probably ringing with inspirational stories from guests on podcasts who have radically changed their lives into the perfect sustainable-living model. You’re...
Our daily lives have been deeply embedded, for many years, with products that are disposable, plastic, cheap, toxic (usually cheap and toxic go hand-in-hand), and just plain wasteful - that we hardly know of any other way of life. Thankfully, we've seen a rise in more sustainable, natural, Eco-friendly products. Scroll down for 5 online sites offering Eco-Friendly products.
Deciding I wanted to find out for myself how eco-friendly my lifestyle really was I searched for a site that would calculate just that. This is the internet after all, there's gotta be something like that out there, and, of course, there was! I came across the Global Footprint Eco Calculator , a simple but detailed questionnaire. To be honest, I started the quiz with smug anticipation of a high score. Nope! Not so much. Whoops! My results are below.
Saving our earth should not be just a cause. Sustainability is not just a buzz word. Sustainability is a way a of life. A way of life that clashed with our ‘reality’ - as we knew it. Fast-paced, harried lives gave rise to modern conveniences in the form of single use everything. Plastic everything. Convenience became the cornerstone to the successful modern American life. Now, it is dire that sustainable living become the cornerstone of the successful modern American life.