I pretty much wrote a whole post about how I am continuing to take steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle, and then I trashed it. What I really want to talk about is taking action without feeling pressure to be perfect, to do all of the things and be totally informed. I am not, and there is always more that I could do or should think about when it comes to sustainability.
But, I keep looking, reading and listening about living sustainably, and I feel like the more I do the less I actually know. Eat less meat, stop buying plastic (not just using plastic bags but buying things made from it…this was an embarrassing lighting bolt to my brain), and stay away from fast fashion.
I know how hard it can be to spend the extra money, take the extra time, or cut back on the extra packaging/things/convenience/etc, especially when you have kids. Frankly, it’s overwhelming, but I keep looking for balance and things that I can actually achieve. Small steps in the right direction are always better than standing still.
So instead of just writing a laundry list of all the stuff I do to live more sustainably, I thought I might just make a list of resources that have helped open my eyes. If your looking for some place to start or just some guilt free likeminded thinking, check out the links below.
Jillian Harris of 'Love It And List It Too' fame (I have never watched the Bachelorette or the Bachelor, sorry…not sorry).
She talks a lot about responsible eating and becoming plant-based, she’s even releasing a plant-based cook book. If you’re interested in the perspective of someone who’s trying to get things right without any judgment then check out her website jillianharris.com. Her instastories are super real and really great, too.
Remodelista The Organized Home
I recently picked this book up and it really made me think about all of the ways I still buy and use plastic in my home. The best part about this book (other than everything) is the source list of all of the products they used which is super helpful for going plastic free.
Check out their section on the impact of fashion for some quick and easy stats, and their cloths are pretty (and sustainably made), too.
I know these aren't exactly heavy hitters in the information department, but i think the point is get started, get interested and go from there.