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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

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20 SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Today it’s going to be all about more sustainable Christmas gifts! Maybe you’ve already found most of the Christmas gifts, or maybe you’ve stopped receiving and giving gifts? Nonetheless, here you get some Christmas gift ideas which is a bit more sustainable. These are also great suggestions to give if you know of anyone being interested in zero waste and sustainability.

1. Experiences 
Get plenty of ideas for experiences to give right here.

2. Stainless steel straws
Stainless steel straws isn’t just pretty, they also help reduce plastic.

3. A wooden hair brush
A good wooden hairbrush is a lovely thing to give in a present, mainly to women.

4. Safety razor
A safety razor is a perfect gift for someone interested in “zero waste”.

5. A reusable to-go cup 
A reusable to-go cup is a cool gift, especially because there are so many different ones on the market. Fx are the ecoffee cup or the KeepCup some good suggestions.

6. A cool reusable bag 
Who doesn’t love reusable canvas bags? I’m in love with this one

7. Skincare in glass or tin
A lovely oil, a good face creme or a facial scrub in glass or tin, then it doesn’t get much better. Some good suggestions are brands such as Isangs or Voelve

8. A homemade bodyscrub  
There is nothing like homemade gifts, give your mom, aunt or sister a lovely homemade bodyscrub which they can use for real selfcare days.

9. A homemade bodylotion 
Another lovely gift to give is a homemade body lotion. If you want to give a really nice gift, then you can make both the bodylotion and the bodyscrub and perhaps also give a dry brush. It’s the ultimate selfcare gift.

10. Give a tree 
What is more sustainable to give a person who loves the climate, than a tree? At least I cannot think of anything more sustainable to give a person, and I’m sure anyone loving the Planet would love getting that as a gift.

11. Give a subscription
It can be a subscription for Netflix, Spotify, Mofibo, Yogavivo or something else. Of course the subscription should match with the person you are giving the gift to.

12. Reusable cotton pads 
Reusable cotton pads is a great gift. It’s a super simple way to save the Planet for more unnecessary trash, and they are just really pretty!

13. Soy candles 
There are so many lovely soy candles, and what is more Christmasy and cozy to give than candles? Just look at these here and here.

14. Organic bed linen
If you’re looking for some organic bed linen it can become an expensive thing to buy. Therefore it’s a perfect thing to give to someone who loves sustainability. Just look at these here and here.

15. Organic clothes and underwear 
Just like the above, giving organic clothes and underwear is a great gift idea. There are many lovely brands such as Organic Basics, Woron or Dilling Underwear.

16. Natural make-up 
Miild makes the most lovely make-up out of pure and natural ingredients, and the packaging which the make-up comes in is made out of 90% recycled cardboard.

17. Kindle
If you know someone who loves to read, then a Kindle is a perfect gift idea. A Kindle is kind of an “iPad”, but where you can only read books on it. It’s specifically designed to be small and handy, and the screen is designed so it doesn’t reflect lighting and it’s therefore perfect to read on.

18. Plants
Plants are always lovely! Give a plant which you know the person you are giving it to will love.

19. Giftcards
Give a giftcard to a place you know where the person you are giving it to will buy from. It could fx be a giftcard to study books if it’s a student, or a giftcard to a shop selling sustainable products if that is what the person is interested in.

20. Give money to a charity organisation
If you’re going to give a gift to someone who loves animals, then give the money to a charity which supports animals, or refugees or something else, and give a little card where you mention how the gift has helped someone else in need.

Do you have any other great gift ideas? And what is on your wishlist for Christmas?

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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

 

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SWITCHING TO A SAFETY RAZOR

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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HAIR ADJUSTING TO SHAMPOO BARS

I finally used up my old regular shampoo bottle the other day, and tried a shampoo bar for the first time. And to be honest, I was almost ready to ditch the shampoo bar right away after having tried it, and to find a regular zero waste shampoo alternative instead, because my hair felt so weird, heavy and greasy. But, then I googled it, and I found out that this is actually very normal.

I found out that there is an adjustment period for your hair when going from regular shampoos to shampoo bars, and that this transition period can even take a few weeks or several months, before your hair starts to feel normal again.

Now you might think “why even go for a shampoo bar?“, for me it’s simply a question of trying to eliminate as much plastic from my life in order to live a more sustainable and environmental friendly life, and shampoo bars comes without the need for a plastic bottle, which is pretty awesome. But for now, let’s get back to the shampoo bars!

Things which could have an impact on why your hair feels weird:

A new product
Conventional shampoos strip away the natural protective oils from your hair, and your hair therefore produces more oil to compensate for the removal. Your scalp thereby becomes used to this cycle of excess oil production. As you then go to transition to a natural shampoo bar, which doesn’t strip away the protective oils from your hair, your scalp needs time to rebalance the scalp oil production. During this period your hair may feel greasy and heavy.

Hard water
Hard water can make it more difficult to rinse out all of the shampoo from your hair, especially if you have long hair. If you have hard water (which is very common in apartments in Copenhagen), then it can be recommended to using distilled water to rinse or a shower filter head.

The wrong shampoo bar
It can simply also just be that you have chosen the wrong shampoo bar for your hair type. Everyone’s hair type is unique, so if you have tried a shampoo bar and given the hair some time to adjust to it, but it still doesn’t work, try another shampoo bar type.

Tips to make the transition from normal shampoo to a shampoo bar easier:

Apple Cider Vinegar rinse
Many people using shampoo bars also use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse. You simply just fill up half a cup with ACV* and the rest of the cup with water, and then after having shampooed your hair, you pour this mixture over your hair and rinse it out.

Changing shampoo technique 
The feeling of weird and greasy hair normally arise due to not having rinsed all of the soap out of your hair. It can therefore be recommend to rinse your hair very thoroughly. You might also find it helpful when you start using a shampoo bar, not to rub the bar directly on your hair, but take the foam from the soap by rubbing the bar between your hands and then only use the foam to wash your hair with.

If you are still not hooked on the idea of using a shampoo bar, then don’t worry. It is also possible to find the ‘normal’ shampoo in bulk and thereby get it in a more sustainable way than buying a plastic bottle. At EcoEgo and LØS Market they offer shampoo in bulk. So you can simply just bring your own bottle and fill it up with shampoo.


Have you tried a shampoo bar? And do you have any other tips for getting your hair adjusted to the shampoo bars?

 

Read also: My favourite self-care rituals 


*Affiliate link: this means that I get a percentage of the sale if you buy through this link.

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5 INSPIRERING INSTAGRAMMERS

Today it’s Wednesday and that usually means time for some interesting things and links, but since I’ve just been on Holiday and haven’t really found lots of interesting links, I thought that I instead would share 5 inspirering Instagrammers. Believe me, I could chose a lot more, because I follow many inspirering people on Instagram, but today you get 5.

1. Leefromamerica
I have just discovered Lee’s Instagram recently and I’m absolutely in love with the aesthetics and all the small tips and tricks she provides on her account. If you are into health, wellness and holistic lifestyle you will for sure love this girl.


2. Connie Chapman
Connie is also the founder behind the lovely podcast “Awaken Radio” which I’ve already mentioned a couple of times in here. But her Instagram is also just amazing! Light and beautiful pictures, which just flows with healthy and holistic living.


3. Trashisfortossers
If you are into zero waste, you probably already know Lauren Singer from Trashisfortossers. If you don’t, you really have to check her out. I find her SO inspirering and she just makes zero waste look so cool and fashionable!


4. Zerowastechica
I fell over this lovely account the other day. I follow many zero waste ‘people’, because I’m head over heels in love with the aesthetics of a zero waste lifestyle and all the tips I find from random people, and this account included.


5. Tina Lykkegaard
This account is only in Danish. But Tina is a holistic skintherapeut and she just provides her followers with so much valuable knowledge about how to get beautiful skin and stay healthy, I love all her small tips and tricks.


Who do you find inspirering on Instagram? I love to explore new and inspirering accounts! 

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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.

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BÆREDYGTIGT INTERVIEW MED LASSE KJØBELØV

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?

LÆR DIT AFFALD AT KENDE!

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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30 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO LIVE A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFE

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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BÆREDYGTIGT INTERVIEW MED GITTEMARY

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!

 

Fortæl lidt om dig selv

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!

 

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