Smalls Steps Toward a More Sustainable Lifestyle
Happy Earth Month 🌎
Today and every day, I do my best to make sustainable, eco-conscious choices to preserve and protect our shared home. Here are a few easy eco-friendly changes I’ve learned to incorporate into my lifestyle in an effort to be more sustainable.
"Kitchen Sink" Meals
This one is fun and sustainable. Food waste is a massive problem worldwide, so we can start in our own homes by attempting to eat all of our groceries before they go bad. I'm a big fan of gathering every leftover ingredient from my fridge and pantry, and making a fun creation that also tastes delicious! I also share some more specific Tips On Minimizing Food Waste.
Clean Beauty & Skincare with Eco-Conscious Packaging
Here are some of my favorite beauty & makeup products that, not only boast clean, non-toxic ingredients, but also utilize recycled materials in their packaging and/or have their own packaging recycling programs:
Shani Darden Cleansing Serum
Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum
Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick
Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumping Line Smoothing Gloss
Ilia Limitless Lath Lengthening Mascara
Branch Basics is my top pick for all my cleaning supplies. I love their all-in-one concentrate- you simply add water to create different cleaning solutions. It's super eco-friendly with the glass bottle set that can be refilled time and time again. Plus, they actually work!
Choose Reusable Bags
I've found that this is the perfect place to start as a beginning step towards sustainability. Instead of using plastic bags to grocery shop with, opt for reusable bags. You can keep them in your car so you're always prepared. PLUS, you'll be shopping in style with the fun patterns and colors these brands offer:
Baggu Reusable Bags
Reusable Food Storage
Some of my favorite jars and containers that I store leftovers, homemade sauces, etc. are from previous food purchases (yogurt jars, pasta sauce jars, etc.). Here are also some of my favorite brands that have food storage solutions that are environmentally friendly:
Food 52 Silicone Lids