Sustainable Living… what does that mean?
The terms ‘sustainability’ or ‘sustainable living’ can be very subjective depending on individuals beliefs or definitions.
For me, sustainable living represents living in a manner that aims to have as minimal impact on the Earth as possible.
But most importantly, by starting where you are.
There are many people living more sustainably than me, but I’ve had to take baby steps to get to where I am, from where I started.
I’m constantly striving to do better, as I know better, or are able to do better.
Having grown up in a westernised society that relies upon packaged convenience, and revolves around making money – often at the expense of the environment – it’s been a continual journey since my early 20’s to turn my conditioning around and pave my own path.
This is a lifetime commitment of evolution.
Sustainable living is nothing new
Our ancestors lived harmoniously with the Earth, because there was no other choice. The challenge is to find a new way that strives to return balance in an industrialised world.
It’s time to reconnect to the environment and include her in conversations and decision making.
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