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SUSTAIN YEARLY MAGAZINE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

Hvis du ikke allerede kender til Sustain Yearly, så er det et skønt magasin med fokus på hvordan man kan leve mere bæredygtigt hele året rundt. Magasinet blev udgivet for første gang sidste år i Danmark, og i år er drømmen at det skal udgives både på dansk og engelsk, så det kan nå flere mennesker.

Magasinet er fyldt med inspirerende artikler, interviews, opskrifter og meget, meget andet. Magasinet er så smukt, og er den perfekte “table book” hvis du spørger mig. Og, så har jeg måske også skrevet en lille artikel deri 😉

Men, magasinet bliver kun en realitet hvis det bliver støttet nok igennem kickstarter kampagnen. Du kan altså derfor gå ind og købe dig et eksemplar (eller flere, det er en skøn gave at give!) og derved være med til at støtte kampagnen og sørge for at magasinet kan komme ud til en masse mennesker og inspirere dem til at leve mere bæredygtigt.

 

STØT KAMPAGNEN

Jeg håber at du vil være med til at støtte Sustain Daily og deres fine magasin. Hvis du køber magasinet igennem dette link* så får jeg en procentdel af salget, og du støtter derved både magasinets tilblivelse, samt mig.

English:

If you don’t already know about Sustain Yearly, then I can tell you that it is a lovely magazine with focus upon how we can all live a more sustainable life all year round. The magazine was published for the first time last year in Denmark, and this year the dream is that it will be published in both Danish and English, to reach more people.

The magazine is filed with inspirering articles, interviews, recipes and much, much more. It’s such a beautiful magazine and the perfect “table book” if you ask me. And, I might have written an article in it as well 😉

But, the magazine is only going to be a reality if it gets funded through the kickstarter campaign. You can buy a copy (or more, it’s a lovely gift idea!) and thereby support the campaign and make sure that the magazine will become available for lots of people and inspire them to live a more sustainable life.

 

SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

I hope that you want to support Sustain Daily and their beautiful magazine. If you buy the magazine through this link* then I’ll get a percentage of the sale, and you thereby support both the magazine and me.

DIY Environment Sustainable Sustainable & Conscious living

HOMEMADE AND SIMPLE CLEANING SPRAY

This year I’m trying to empty my old cleaning products and switch them for some more natural and environmental friendly ones. First I’ve made a very simply cleaning spray!

This cleaning spray can be used to clean surfaces with, and if you want a deeper clean, then try sprinkle some baking soda over the specific area and then spray this cleaningspray over the baking soda and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with a good scrub.

Ingredients

  • 1 part white vinegar
  •  1 part water

Put both ingredients in a spray bottle, and then you’ve made a very natural cleaning spray. In this way you can clean your house/apartment without worrying about letting any nasty chemicals out into the nature when you rinse it down the sink, and thereby take even better care of our lovely Planet, while at the same time having a clean house.

*I bought my spray bottle through this shop at etsy.com 

Read also: Natural and toxic-free cleaning 

Environment Sustainable Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

SWITCHING TO BEE’S WRAP

This switch has actually been on my “gotta buy list” for the past half year, don’t even ask me why I haven’t bought it before now, but now I finally got around to it and bought it!

Now you might think, what on Earth is bee’s wrap?

Bee’s wrap is very simply a reusable alternative to tin foil or plastic wraps, which you can store your food in. The smart thing about bee’s wrap is that it is reusable, once you have used it you simply just wash it with cold water and some soap and then let it dry and then it’s all ready to use again and again and again! In that way you never have to throw out tin foil again, because you can just simply avoid buying it – pretty awesome!

Bee’s wrap comes in many different colours, and you can buy it on many sustainable online webshops such as Bleschu, Økofamilien and ilovegreen etc.

 

Read also: Switching to a reusable to-go cup

DIY Holistic beauty & skincare

HOMEMADE NATURAL AND MOISTURIZING LIP BALM

Today it’s going to be all about how you can make your very own natural and moisturising lip balm! It only consist of 4 ingredients and it is super easy to make.

If you haven’t noticed it yet, then I can tell you that I love to make homemade skincare products. This time it was time to make homemade lip balm. I can absolutely not take credit for the recipe as I’ve mainly just followed ones I’ve found on the internet, but I’ve left out any kind of essential oils and just added some vitamin E oil. That is just my preference to leave out essential oils since I often find that lip balms can get too perfumed, and I actually just prefer the smell of more discrete and natural ingredients such as coconut oil and shea butter, this just smells divine, if you ask me!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs of shea butter
  • 1 tbs of coconut oil
  • 1 tbs of beeswax
  • A few drops of vitamin E oil

This amount fills 4 of these small tin containers. 

 

How to do it

You put all the ingredients into a doubled boiler and wait for it all to melt and mix. Pour it all into small tin containers, I bought mine from Naturligolie.dk, and then put them in the fridge for about 1/2 hour. Easy peasy, now you’ve made homemade natural and moisturising lip balm!

 

“This is also a lovely little gift idea, which you can either give alone or you can make a little gift basket filled with homemade body butter, a body scrub and lip balm!

Sustainable Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

10 WAYS TO CUT DOWN YOUR PLASTIC USE

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

Sustainable Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

MY ZERO WASTE GOALS FOR 2018

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

 

Environment Sustainable Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

GREEN FRIDAY AND WHITE MONDAY?

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?

Inspiration

WHAT’S ON MY WISHLIST

Christmas is coming up and I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’ve been wanting lately and I’ve put them on my wishlist. I’m trying to focus more and more on that the things which I bring into my life should be of good quality and be things which can last me for many years. I also try to focus on that thing such as make-up and skin products should be as natural as possible and good for the skin, and that the products that I bring into my life should be sustainably made and be produced of good quality materials.

Perhaps you can find some inspiration, either for yourself or, for one of your dear ones.

1. Miild Bronzing Powder

2. Miild Mineral Powder

3. Woron soft bra

4. Aiaya mini pouch

5. Yogamii leggings

6. Savemyface pillow

7. Evolve Radiant Glow Mask

8. Yogamii Strap top

What’s on your wishlist? 

Inspirering people Sustainable & Conscious living

BÆREDYGTIGT INTERVIEW MED KLIMAMUSEN (ANNA)

Det blev tid til endnu et bæredygtigt interview, og denne gang er det med Anna, eller Klimamusen, som jeg også har mødt i virkeligheden et par gange, og som er super sød. Anna interesserer sig for at leve et bæredygtigt liv, og hun deler ud af forskellige tips og tricks på hendes Instagram Klimamusen. Lær Anna lidt bedre at kende lige her.


Fortæl lidt om dig selv

Jeg hedder Anna og har Instagram-profilen Klimamusen, hvor jeg fortæller om bæredygtig livsstil og grøn omstilling på hverdagsniveau. Jeg er tosset med planter og bliver igen og igen begejstret over deres udseende og egenskaber. Planter er for vilde. Jeg går lidt med en drøm om at uddanne mig til gartner på et tidspunkt.

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

Jeg kan ikke huske, hvornår min interesse begyndte, men jeg kan huske, hvornår den tog til i styrke. Det var da jeg i 2011 begyndte på en kandidat i Politisk Kommunikation og Ledelse på CBS. I introdagene var der forskellige oplæg, og et af dem blev holdt af Martin Lidegaard, der på det tidspunkt var formand for den danske grønne tænketank CONCITO. Han talte om klimaforandringer og sagde blandt andet, at vi måtte se tingene i øjnene og handle. Han talte også om Klimaambassaden, som er et projekt tilknyttet CONCITO, hvor man som ung holder oplæg og workshops for andre unge om klimaforandringer og forbrug. Det lød helt vildt spændende, syntes jeg, så jeg skrev til han, som han havde opfordret os til at gøre, og så blev jeg klimaambassadør og var med på en masse spændende projekter. Derfra er min viden og mit engagement vokset stille og roligt.

Hvordan lever du mere bæredygtigt?

Her i sommers blev jeg vegetar, hvilket lyder som en stor ting, men jeg spiste i forvejen ikke specielt meget kød, så det var et nemt skridt at tage. Så kan man måske tænke, at forskellen på om og gevinsten ved, at jeg så spiste lidt kød eller slet ikke, ikke er særlig stor. Det er den nok heller ikke, men det påvirker mine omgivelser, fx bor jeg sammen med min kæreste og to roomies, og når vi spiser sammen er det meget ofte kun vegetarisk, nogle gange laver de noget kød til, men det er sjældent. Og jeg har ingen klager hørt endnu. Derimod overhørte jeg en af mine roomies, med en vis stolhed i stemmen, sige til en ven, at ”her i lejligheden spiser vi jo vegetarisk”. Så nogle gange skal man ikke kun tænke på det konkrete output, men også tænke på de ringe i vandet, som man laver.

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

Tag de nemme skridt først. Hvis du som jeg ikke var/er den store kødæder, så er det måske et godt første (lille) skridt at blive vegetar eller skære endnu mere ned på kødet. Og husk at være flink mod dig selv. Så hvis du spiser noget kød eller noget andet, der er mindre bæredygtigt, så bare gør det lidt bedre næste gang.

Research og tale med venner, bekendte og familie og spred budskabet. Jo flere, der kommer med på vognen jo bedre. Og prøv så vidt muligt ikke at blive prædikende.

Hvad er din største bæredygtige drøm?

På det store plan håber jeg på, at vi MEGET snart får styr på klimaforandringerne, brugen af ressourcer og håndtering af affald.

Lidt mere egoistisk, så håber jeg på, at det bliver CO2-neutralt at flyve meget snart. Det er noget af det mest irriterende ved at leve bæredygtigt.


Tusinde tak til Anna for at besvare disse spørgsmål og være med til at inspirere mig på hendes Instagram.

Læs også: bæredygtigt interview med Sara Sophie, Gittemary og Lasse.

Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

SWITCHING TO A BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH CASE

Hver gang jeg har skulle ud og rejse har jeg før i tiden brugt en plastik pose til at lægge min tandbørste i, men nu har jeg fået købt mig det fineste bambus tandbørste hylster, som jeg kan putte min bambus tandbørste i.

Et meget simpelt lille tip, men noget som kan spare én plastik pose hver gang jeg skal et sted hen, og det løber jo alligevel op. Det handler om de små ting, hvor man kan gøre en forskel – og så bare tage et trin ad gangen imod noget bedre.

Jeg købte min i Res Res, men jeg er sikker på at man også kan finde den i online shops.


English:
Overtime I went traveling before I always used a plastic bag to put my toothbrush in, but now I’ve bought a lovely toothbrush travel case, where I can put my bamboo toothbrush in. 

It’s a very simple tip, but a place where I can avoid using 1 plastic bag everytime I need to go somewhere, and that quickly adds up. It’s about the small things you can do which makes a different – just take one step at a time toward something better.

I bought mine in Res Res, but I’m sure you can find it on online shops as well.