BOOK MY WORKSHOP, “LIVING A LOW-WASTE LIFESTYLE”
Ready to make less trash? I’m happy to travel to your community group, classroom, or event to facilitate this supportive, interactive workshop. Email me at email@example.com to chat.
ADOPTING A LOW-WASTE LIFESTYLE
In late 2016, I began to research and gradually adopt sustainable, zero-waste lifestyle behaviors to dramatically reduce my landfill waste, minimize my reliance on plastic recycling, and reframe my consumption reflexes. My greatest surprise in this process has been the relative simplicity, affordability, and efficiency of changes that benefit me, my community, and the environment.
While considering which of these measures might suit your lifestyle best, consider my privilege and limitations. My disposable income, time, and access to resources contribute to my sustainability successes. My geolocation in West Virginia, along with my chronic illness, contribute to my sustainability challenges. Not every measure will be possible or reasonable for you and your family. And that’s okay! The primary objective is to start thinking about the whats and whys and hows of your consumption.
Disclaimer: It’s important to note that nothing you see here is particularly revolutionary. Many communities rely on sustainable tools and practices because it’s simply not financially practical to dispose of resources. Your grandmother is familiar with this lifestyle, too. A quick trip to the thrift store and some old-fashioned resourcefulness is enough to get you started.