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Every year 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans.

Not only does this affect fish lives and corals, but this also affect our health, just watch this video with Zooey Deschanel encouraging you to bring your own reusable water bottle. But it is also just terrible to think at how much plastic there is lying around everywhere. This is not something I want to contribute to. I don’t want the Planet to be destroyed, I want to leave it just as beautiful as it was when I grew up to future generations – and most important of all – I want there to actually be a Planet which is possible to live on!

Therefore, I am trying my best to switch out so many plastic products in my everyday life as possible. I gotta admit, it ain’t always easy, especially not when it comes to buying food, but I try my best, and I hope that this blogpost can help you to see where you can try as well.

10 ways you can cut down your plastic use

1. Use a reusable water bottle
Instead of buying a plastic water bottle, invest in a reusable one which you can bring along with you and fill up wherever you go. This also saves you a lot of money.

2. Use stainless steel straws
Invest in some stainless steel straws instead of using plastic straws.

3. Use skincare and bodycare products in glass or without packaging
Have you ever thought about how much packaging beauty and skincare products come in? Go for glass or cardboard packaging instead, or buy fx soap bars and shampoo bars without any packaging.

4. Use a bamboo toothbrush
Ditch the plastic toothbrush and buy bamboo toothbrushes instead, which can be composted after they are used up.

5. Use glass or steel containers to store your food in
Invest in some glass or steel containers and prepare your lunch at home, and avoid buying take-away lunch in lots of plastic. Or, if you are buying take-away food, try and ask if you can get it in your own container.

6. Use reusable cotton bags
Bring a reusable cotton bag with you whenever you are buying groceries or anything else, and say no to plastic bags.

7. Buy in bulk
If possible buy your groceries at a bulk store, in that way you can avoid a lot of plastic. If you don’t have something like that nearby then try to opt for the plastic free options you have available, fx buy the single bell pepper without packaging, or the loose bananas and use your own reusable produce bags.

8. Go for loose leaf tea
I have a hard time with this point myself, but striving for buying loose leaf tea and use a tea egg to make your tea also saves the environment for plastic, because in regular tea bags there are small plastic parts in it.

9. Use a safety razor
Investing in a safety razor can also save you from having to buy plastic razors.

10. Use a reusable to-go cup of sit down to drink your coffee or tea
Get a reusable to-go cup, and whenever you are out and about then bring your own cup and get it filled, or choose to sit down at the café and just drink whatever you are having from a normal cup.

Read also: 30 things you can do to live a more sustainable life

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2018 is getting closer, and it is the perfect time for new year resolutions and new goals! I have several goals for the new year to come, but I also have some specific ‘zero waste goals’. By that I mean things I want to change in my life to live a more sustainable life.

You can’t do everything at once, and I’ve already changed many things in 2017, so here are some of the things I want to change in the new year:

  • I want to buy these boxes from IKEA for my waste sorting, to make it more practical and prettier at home. Because at the moment my waste sorting looks like piles of plastic, cardboard and glass in random places in the kitchen, and it’s certainly not very pretty.
  • I want to gain some courage to actually bring my own food container whenever I’m buying take-away food from our local bagelshop. I’m still in the phase of thinking too much about what other people might think of me if I do that, so that is something I want to work on in 2018.
  • I want to become better at saying “no thanks” to plastic bags quicker whenever I’m buying something in shops. Sometimes the cashiers are so quick that I haven’t even noticed they’ve put my stuff in a plastic bag before it’s too late to say something.
  • I’m going to buy a washing-up brush in tree once we’ve used up the plastic one that we have in the kitchen.
  • I want to finish off all plastic cleaning products, and get some glass bottles and make my own cleaning products.
  • I want to buy some bee’s wrap and thereby never have to use tin foil or foil again for food.


These were some of the things which were on my ‘zero waste goal’ list for 2018. Do you have any zero waste goals for the upcoming year? And have you changed anything this year?


Read also: 30 things you can do to live a more sustainable life


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As many of you know on Friday it is “Black Friday” aka. buying a lot of stuff and consumerism. It is a day where you can find a lot of sales in stores all around the world and people go crazy shopping. I think buying things on sales is of course fine, as long as it is something you really need. But, the problem is that many people have a tendency to “just buying things because it is cheap”, even though they had never thought about that thing before they just saw it that day.

As a correspond to this consumerism mentality and Black Friday there have been created some new events called “Green Friday” and “White Monday”.

Green Friday

There are some different places in Copenhagen which are having this “Green Friday”. In all its simplicity it’s a trade market where people bring things and trade for no money. It’s based on the principles of circular economy, which are focused on not throwing things out, but instead is focused upon passing the stuff you do not longer want on to someone else who might find joy in your old stuff. As the quote goes “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure“.
The same concept is also being used by more sustainable shops around in Copenhagen which, as a correspond to Black Friday who lowers the prices, actually set the prices up. They call this concept for GoGreen Friday. This is to make the consumer think about whether they actually want to buy things, or if they are just buying it because it is cheap. You can read more about this concept here (only in Danish).

White Monday

There is a new revolution started in Sweden which is a revolution against Black Friday, and it is called White Monday. It’s a revolution against the big consumerism which is going on in our generation, and a request for people to stop consuming so much. It invites people to not spend any money on Black Friday. If you want to follow this revolution further you can find it on Instagram under the hashtag #whitemonday .

What do you think about Black Friday? And what are your thoughts about Green Friday and White Monday?

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In my little journey to live a more sustainable life, I’ve changed a few things in my everyday life. As you might have noticed (if you have been following along in here) I’ve slowly over the past half year tried to switch some of my old products out, once I was done using them, for some more sustainable options. I have switched out cotton pads for reusable cotton pads, menstrual pads for a menstrual cup, plastic bags for compostable bags, plastic bags for a bamboo travel case, to-go cups for a reusable to-go cup, plastic straws for stainless steel straws and stearin candles for soy candles.

This time, it was time for switching out my regular razor. Normal razors come with plastic and all the shaving blades you buy come in plastic as well and cannot be recycled, which is of course not good for the environment. And this is why the more sustainable option, a safety razor, comes into the picture!

Why switch to a safety razor?

More sustainable
A safety razor is made out of steel, and the same are the blades. The blades can therefore be recycled once you’re done using them.

Cheaper in the long run
Not only is a safety razor better for the environment, it is also a lot cheaper in the long run. They can be a little expensive to buy the actual razor, but that is only a one time investment, and you can also find some cheap ones secondhand. But the blades you have to buy for them afterwards are incredible cheap compared to what you’ve been used to, if you’ve been using a regular shaver before.

Have you considered switching to a safety razor? Or, do you already have one? And in that case, what are your thoughts about them?

Read also
: 30 things you can do to live a more sustainable life 

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Jeg elsker at finde nye måder hvorpå jeg kan ændre små ting i min hverdag, og gøre mit liv lidt mere bæredygtigt.

Derfor blev jeg også rimelig excited over de her komposterbare poser fra Maistic! Så behøves man ikke længere købe plastik poser som er skadelige for naturen, men man kan istedet for bruge disse poser som også kan nedbrydes og dermed ikke skader naturen. Ret fantastisk ikke?

Jeg ville også lige slå et godt ord for Maistic, som ikke kun laver poser, men også miljøvenlige skuresvampe, rengøringsklude og meget andet.

I love to find new ways where I can change small things in my every day life to make it more sustainable.

I’m pretty excited about these compostable bags from Maistic! In that way you do no longer have to buy plastic bags which are harmful for the nature, but instead you can just use these bags which are compostable and thereby do not harme nature. Pretty amazing right?

I just want to put in a good word for Maistic which does not only make bags, but also environmental cleaning cloths and other things.

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Det er tid til endnu et bæredygtigt interview. Denne gang er det Lasse, bedre kendt som Hellolasse på Instagram, som besvarer spørgsmålene. Lasse er studerende, gør sit bedste for at formindske affald i hverdagen, og så er han næstformand i Zero Waste Danmark.

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Jeg hedder Lasse, jeg bor i Kolding (pt) hvor jeg er i gang med at læse min kandidat i Designledelse på SDU.
Jeg har en PBA i Design og Business samt en Produktionsteknolog AK.
Jep, jeg kan godt lide at snakke om mine uddannelse og generelle uddannelser, fordi jeg mener det er en vigtighed i at blive et bedre dannet menneske end man var før!

For uden at være en travlt studerende, er jeg også del af Zero Waste Danmark som næstformand og SoMe koordinator.
– Best work ever!

Jeg elsker at jonglere med mange bolde i form af forskellige projekter, studie og venner, som mine forældre mener at jeg skal passe på med 😉
– Du ved stress hahah

Hvornår og hvorfor begyndte du at interesse dig for miljø og bæredygtighed?

Jeg kan som sådan ikke huske hvornår, men jeg husker bare de samtaler jeg havde med en veninde omkring økologi, bæredygtighed og miljøet, så har min underbevidsthed åbenbart fangede af det og ændret mit syn på verden i forhold til hvordan jeg så på den før i tiden.

Jeg husker de gange jeg har haft undervisning, hvor snakkende altid omhandlede hvordan at vi kunne producere tingene til de billigste penge, som i min optik siger billige = dårlig kvalitet.

Så trods disse oplevelser startede mine tanker omkring bæredygtighed, med den legendariske Mason jar og dens affald som Lauren Singer snakkede om, jeg var helt forelsket i hvor smukt, simpelt og æstetisk det var! Og så blev det kaldt Zero Waste!

Når folk spørger om hvorfor jeg gør det, jeg gør, fortæller jeg bare min tilgang til det kreative og den proces, man går igennem, det har gjort at jeg har fået en bedre forståelse for forbruger kulturen, men også generelt for den kultur vi mennesker er en del af.

Jeg har en stor interesse i hvordan Køb-og-smid-væk kulturen har påvirket os som mennesker og hvordan vores indkøbsvarer ser ud, men også det sociale aspekt har en stor indflydelse på hvordan jeg tænker på at arbejde med bæredygtighed.

Så man kan siger at jeg bruger bæredygtighed til gøre min kreative processer stærkere og ved at læse folks adfærd og forbrug.

Hvordan lever du mere bæredygtigt?

Hmmmm, lever mere bæredygtig? Hahah.

Ej, jeg lever vegansk og forsøger på ikke rigtigt at spise forarbejdede fødevarer.

Mange af de produkter jeg bruger dagligt er kemikali-fri, fair trade og økologisk m.m.

Nu hvor jeg bor i Kolding, har jeg måtte ændre mit fokus på mine indkøb. Jeg køber mere økologisk end før, men desværre i emballager, men jeg arbejder på andre muligheder både i forhold til indkøb men også Løs salgs butikker (for jeg ved at der findes en i Esbjerg som jeg SUPER gerne vil besøge).

Jeg har åbenbart i underbevidstheden stoppet med at købe tøj i lang årrække, uden at være sådan rigtigt bevidst om det, og det er måske derfor at jeg kan finde meget af mit tøj der er mellem 5-10 år gammel.

Jeg har valgt at i fremtiden når jeg skal investere i nyt tøj, så skal alt være bæredygtig; tøjet, virksomheden og dem der har lavet tøjet! Alt skal være synligt for start til slut når jeg køber tøj!

Men i ny og næ besøger jeg også forskellige genbrugsbutikker.

Jeg har valgt ud fra erfaring, at købe mange af mine elektroniske produkter fra ny, fordi jeg har oplevet mange gang at give penge for brugt elektronik, som så holdt i utrolig kort tid i forhold til hvad jeg fik lovet m.m.

Det er derfor vigtig for mig at produktet lover en lang leve tid!

Fx valgte jeg for 1 år tilbage at købe en Fairphone, fordi jeg elsker konceptet omkring en mobil hvis leve tid kunne forlænges, fordi man kunne udskifte de ødelagt dele i stedet for at købe en ny mobil. Men jeg valgte også produktet pga. at virksomheden har en synlighed for hvad der sker fra start til slut med deres produkt.

Jeg er virkelig fan af Fairphone og håber på i fremtiden, at man vil komme til at se flere forskellige tiltag også.

Hvad er dit bedste råd til andre som gerne vil begynde at leve mere bæredygtigt?


Det burde være det første man gør når man starter sin rejse!

Man bliver mere bevidst om hvad man kan gøre omkring sit affald, hvor man kan lave ændring for at skabe størst indflydelse for sig selv men også for sine omgivelser.

Men man skal også vide at man ikke kan ændre sine vaner på en dag, men hvis det tager lidt længere tid end man regnede med, så skal man ikke miste håbet!

Men affald kan både være en fysisk genstand men også en mental genstand, så hvis du kun kan slippe af med den ene vil den anden nok altid prikke til ens samvittighed 😉


Hvad er din største bæredygtige drøm?

…. I dont know, ej

Bæredygtighed hænger meget samme med de social forhold vi har i verden og hvordan man ser på bæredygtighed kommer an på hvor i verden du befinder dig, mener jeg.

Min drøm vil nok være en synlighed i hele supply chain og at alle får et større fokus på CSR, Fair Trade, Cirkulær økonomi, økologi m.m. og at arbejde med bedre forhold for både mennesker og dyr.

Men også at folk bliver mere dannede til at tage aktivt valg med et faktuelt grundlag for hvorfor de gøre som de gør. Folk begrundelser for hvad de gør nu til dags er, efter min mening, meget tam og vattet. Det viser efter min mening at vi er i en tid hvor folk bare opsluger viden men ikke stiller spørgsmål ved det.

For at skabe en mere bæredygtig og grøn fremtid, bliver vi nødt til se på menneskers adfærd, vi kan ikke springe en gruppe over når vi snakker om at vi vil havde en bedre verden, for så er det bare plante et træ og fælde 3!

Tusinde tak til Lasse for at besvare disse spørgsmål!

Læs også: Bæredygtigt interview med Sara Sophie, bæredygtigt interview med Gittemary 

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Many of us want to live a more sustainable life and take better care of the Planet. But sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what more you can actually do in order to do this. That is why I’ve made a little list of things which I’ve found in my research for how I personally can strive for living a more sustainable life, and you might find some inspiration too. If you have more suggestions, then please share them below in the comment section so that we can all learn from them!


30 things you can do to live a more sustainable life:

1. Change your shampoo and conditioner to a shampoo bar and a hairtonic

2. Switch your ordinary cleanser to a soap bar

3. Switch to a menstrual cup instead of pads and tampons

4. Ditch the plastic straws and go without or use stainless steel or glass straws instead

5. Use a canvas bag when buying groceries, and say no to plastic bags

6. Switch to a safety razor instead of conventional plastic razors

7. Say no to junk mails

8. Buy secondhand when in need of new clothing, or support an awesome sustainable brand

9. Use reusable cotton pads for make-up removal instead of single-use cotton pads

10. Invest in your own water bottle and stop buying plastic bottles

11. Get a reusable to-go cup and bring it with you when you are going for a cup of tea or coffee to-go, instead of getting it in single-use to-go cups

12. Switch to a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one

13. Buy soy candles instead of stearine candless

14. Make your own body lotion, or use coconut oil or another oil on your body instead of buying lotions in plastic containers

15. Always just strive for buying wooden, stainless steel or glass things instead of plastic

16. When buying groceries, stop putting vegetables and fruits in small plastic bags. Either just choose to ditch the plastic bag, or buy some small reusable bags which you can use again and again

17. Try soapberries when doing laundry instead of regular laundry detergent which normally comes in a plastic bottle

18. Make your own face masks, face scrub, body scrub etc. You can use many things from your kitchen for this; bananas, oats, honey, green tea, coffee grounds, cucumber etc.

19. Invest in quality pieces which can last you for a longer time rather than small cheap pieces which is going to break quicker

20. Make your own deodorant, or buy one in a tin container instead

21. Cut down on meat, or stop eating meat all together, since the agriculture industry is one of the world’s most polluting industries (plus there are lots of delicious vegan recipes out there!)

22. Give experiences when giving gifts, or try to make something yourself – fx a homemade body lotion or body scrub for your mom?

23. Switch to compostable bags instead of regular plastic bags in your kitchen

24. Try vegan food wraps for food storage instead of tin foil or kitchen foil

25. Rent books at the library before deciding whether you really want to buy them, or read books on a kindle

26. If possible, buy your things in bulk and bring your own containers to fill up to avoid packaging. If not, try fx to see if it is possible to buy fx rice in cupboard packaging instead of in a plastic bag, and go for that option instead

27. Turn off electronics and lights when you are not using them

28. Learn how to separate waste properly. Glass in the glass container, compost old food and flowers etc.

29. Use the bike, or walk, whenever possible

30. Buy things in season, and buy more locally. Fx eat root vegetables during Autumn, and strive for supporting local businesses rather than buying overseas since this is going to be shipped either by plane or with a ship and is a lot more polluting than buying locally


Read also: 5 documentaries about global warming

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Velkommen til endnu et bæredygtigt interview! I dag har jeg inviteret Gittemarie, eller bedre kendt som Gittemary på hendes blog, Instagram og youtube, til at besvare nogle spørgsmål omkring hendes egen bæredygtige livsstil.
Jeg håber at du, ligesom jeg, kan blive inspireret af Gittemary!


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Mit navn er Gittemarie, jeg er 23 år gammel og læser Engelsk og Kulturforståelse på Aalborg Universitet.  Jeg er lidt en urban hippie, som altid har genbrugeligt service i tasken, gror grøntsager i min vindueskarm, shopper secondhand, går ture i bare fødder med noget lækkert metal i ørene.

Hvornår og hvorfor begyndte du at interesse dig for miljø og bæredygtighed?

Min interesse startede for omkring 2,5 år siden. Jeg har aldrig været særligt opmærksom på den slags, men en dag slog det bare klik, cirka den dag jeg opdagede at alt plastik der nogensinde er blevet brugt stadig eksisterer, jeg spurgte min daværende kæreste om vi skulle prøve at undgå plastik i en måned, og jeg har ikke kigget tilbage siden.

Hvordan lever du mere bæredygtigt?

Jeg følger zero waste livsstilen, det vil sige at jeg undgår engangs-produkter, ikke genanvendeligt affald og plastik. Det resulterer i et meget mindre dagligt impact. Desuden så bestræber jeg mig på at engagere mig i lokale butikker og landbrug og så har jeg selvfølgelig skåret kødet (samt de fleste animalske produkter) ud af min kost.

Hvad er dit bedste råd til andre som gerne vil begynde at leve mere bæredygtigt?

Reflekter over dit forbrug og sæt dig ind i hvor de ting kommer fra. Det er så nemt at finde mere bæredygtige alternativer, desværre har vi vænnet os til at det er okay at vælge de muligheder vi har lige for hånden, og selv om mange produkter virker billige for dig, så koster de dyrt i det lange løb.

Hvad er din største bæredygtige drøm?

Jeg ville elske at være selvforsynende mht. grønt, jeg ville også elske at have høns, og generelt fuldstændigt holde op med at støtte industriel produktion af fødevarer, det ville være fantastisk.

Tusinde tak til Gittemarie for at besvare disse spørgsmål, og for at være en stor inspiration for mig og mange andre på de sociale medier!


Læs også: Bæredygtigt interview med Sara Sophie

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Som nævnt herinde og på Instagram, så var jeg inde og se dokumentaren River Blue i Empire Bio i onsdags sammen med Sustain Daily. Den film gjorde virkelig indtryk på mig. For selvom jeg egentlig godt vidste, at “fast fashion” industrien ikke var godt, så havde jeg nok ikke rigtigt set med mine egne øjne hvor meget den egentlig forurenede planeten, og skadede de mennesker der producerer tøjet nede i bl.a. Kina, Indien og Bangladesh.

Filmen viste forskellige floder rundt omkring nær de fabrikker hvor tøjet blev produceret, og man så hvordan at alle de kemikalier de brugte til at farve tøjet med, løb direkte ud i disse floder. Dette er det præcis samme vand som lokalbefolkningen drikker af, bader i og meget mere.

Floderne var beskidte! Og, en af dem sydede og boblede ligefrem pga. alle kemikalierne.

Filmen gav mig lyst til på ingen måde at støtte op omkring den tøjindustri, i hvert fald ikke før de ændrer deres produktion af tøjet til noget der ikke skader hverken planeten, eller de mennesker der skal producere tøjet.

Men hvordan skal man så få nyt tøj?

Heldigvis er der virkelig mange fantastiske brands som har fokus på bæredygtig producering af deres varer, og på bedremode’s blog kan man finde en masse af disse brands. Som jeg selv har indset er en del af disse brands selvfølgelig en smule dyrere, men jeg er kommet frem til at jeg hellere vil købe mindre tøj og så investere i noget bedre kvalitet, og være sikker på at jeg støtter op omkring noget godt.

Og hvis man er i nød og på jagt efter noget billigt tøj, så er der jo et hav af genbrugsbutikker, loppemarkeder og salgs apps hvor man kan finde en masse tøj.


As I’ve already mentioned in here and on Instagram, I went to see the documentary River Blue in Empire Bio last Wednesday with Sustain Daily. That movie really moved me. Because even though I kind of already knew that the fast fashion industry wasn’t good, I had never really seen with my own eyes how polluting it actually is to the planet, and how it affects the people producing the clothes in fx China, India and Bangladesh. 

The movie showed different rivers close to these factories where the clothes were being produced, and you saw how all the chemicals they use for dying the clothes ran directly out into these rivers. The exact same water which the local community is drinking, bathing in and much more.

The rivers were so polluted! And one of them was actually bobbling because of all the chemicals.

The documentary made me want to never support this industry again, at least not until they change their way of producing the clothes, so that it no longer damages the Earth, or the people producing the clothes.

But how are you then going to get new clothes?

Luckily there are a lot of amazing brands which focus on a sustainable production of their clothes, and bedremode’s blog shares a lot of these brands. I’ve realized myself that of course these brands are a bit more expensive, but I will rather buy less clothes and then invest in something better, and be sure that I support something good.

And if you are on the hunt for some cheap clothing, there are so many thrift stores, markets and sales apps where you can find lots of clothes.

Read also:
Slow fashion and buying secondhand

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Som noget helt nyt, har jeg lavet nogle interviews med nogle inspirerende personer som lever et mere bæredygtigt liv. Alle disse personer inspirerer mig gennem deres blogs eller Instagram, og jeg håber at de også kan inspirere dig igennem disse bæredygtige interviews!

Den første person jeg vil byde velkommen til er Sara Sophie! Sara Sophie har den fineste blog, og blogger også hos Sustain Daily ligesom jeg selv gør. Hun har også en Instagram hvor hun deler masser af bæredygtig inspiration!


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Mit navn er Sara Sophie en 21- årig Aarhusianer med passion for skrevne ord, vegansk mad, mindfulness, zero waste og bæredygtighed – hvilket min blog bærer præg af. Til dagligt er jeg en kreativ sjæl, hvor jeg maler og tegner for at dygtiggøre mig. Min drøm er er komme ind på kommunikations design på Kolding Designskole.

Hvornår og hvorfor begyndte du at interesse dig for miljø og bæredygtighed?
Jeg er begyndt at interessere mig for miljø og bæredygtighed inden for de seneste par år, fordi jeg indså hvor vigtig og stor en indflydelse man har på miljøet ved de ting man foretager sig. Derfor startede jeg ud med at spise vegetarisk derefter vegansk og efterfølgende købe mere naturligt.

Hvordan lever du mere bæredygtigt?
Jeg lever mere bæredygtigt, fordi jeg lever vegansk og kun køber produkter der er økologiske og fremstillet under ordentlige forhold. Derudover prøver jeg at leve mere og mere zero waste.

Hvad er dit bedste råd til andre, som gerne vil begynde at leve mere bæredygtigt?
Mit bedste råd til andre der gerne vil leve mere bæredygtigt, er at undervise dig selv. Vær nysgerrig og oplys dig selv. Begynd i de små og tag et skridt af gangen – det har jeg selv gjort.

Hvad er din største bæredygtige drøm?

“Min største bæredygtige drøm er at vi alle i hele verdenen levede 100% plantebaseret. Det kunne være vildt fedt!”