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Let’s answer WHY it’s critical to make sustainable daily life choices:

mountain range from above showing the stark contrast between the heavily wooded side and the pilaged bare side.

Join me on a scroll through the images/info that replay in my mind constantly like a bad early 2000’s boy band song. I’ve limited my commentary on these images for now but this is the outline for what this site will be/is all about! (image sources are Pinterest unless otherwise stated)

text block that reads: it's pretty amazing that our society has reached a point where the effort necessary to extract oil from the ground, ship it to a refinery turn it into plastic, shape it appropriately, truck it to a store, buy it and bring it home is considered to be less effort than what it takes to just wash a spoon when you're done with it.

it starts with being informed. then, pay attention to your actions in your daily life and think about the origins of all the products you use, their final destination and how long they will be with you in between.

from space, the earth being bull dozed out front underneath the bulldozer that sits on top of it. text reads: in biological terms, we have become parasites and are devouring our hosts. -Paul Hawken
text on top of a green forest-y scene that reads: "we often forget that we are nature. nature is not something separate from us. so when we say that we have lost out connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves." -Andy Goldsworthy
text on an image of a landfill that reads: there is no such thing as "away." when we throw anything away it must go somewhere. - annie leonard

it’s not completely about removing plastic from your life (although that is one way to identify where you can make changes) but it’s also how, where, when and what you shop for. shop local shop less often, use what you have.

triangle with 6 parts and text similar to the food pyramid idea where the slices start at the top as smallest and move to largest. It is called the buyerarchy of needs with apologies to maslow and starting from the top the slices read: buy, make, thrift, swap, borrow, use what you have.
cropped image of a person in white shirt and grey painted fingernails holding a reusable coffee cup that is white with a pink lid with superimposed teal text that reads If we all switched to reusable cups we would divery 500 billion take-away coffee cups from landfill every year.

if everyone in your town reduced their intake of single use coffee cups and started buying bbq sauce in glass jars instead of plastic, don’t you think the market would have to change to adapt to these buying habits? As consumers we have that power.

beach background, hand in a red cleaning glove holding a dirty old dated looking yoplait cup. text above and below reads: this piece of plastic trash was recently found on the beach -it was thrown away in 1976. this is why plastic is a problem.

I am constantly blown away when I consider how every piece of plastic that has ever existed still exists today. And that all of the plastic we use on a daily basis will outlive us in one form or another. Your first cell phone in high school? Still exists somewhere. Every starbucks cup you’ve EVER sipped from? Still exists somewhere. This is depressing to think about, I know. I’ve been there repeatedly. I choose to change that sadness into motivation to make better choices and to help others understand how changing their daily life choices really can make a difference.

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris. black backgroun white lettering

We can all grow and learn together as a community. I have plenty still to learn, this site is partially meant to hold me accountable to continue expanding my own understanding. The only way to turn this around is collectively.

Let’s talk about this, please PLEASE tell me your thoughts on this by replying below.

If this hasn’t phased you, I genuinely want to know how/why.

If you are falling into this dark pit with me or have been falling already and totally get it, welcome and thanks for being here. I apologize for potentially being the bearer of this inevitably bad news but I’m glad you’re here so we can impact change together. Tell me below where you want to start.