I’ve tried many fun, interesting eco-friendly challenges this year, and some of my favourites have been food-related ones. Of course, that might just be because food is just amazing. However, I struggled to think of a food-related sustainability challenge that I hadn’t done in some way before, so to spice up the challenge, I thought, why not combine some of them into one big one?
Moksha was one of my first blogging friends and I have always admired her for her commitment to not only really fun, relatable posts, but also being as environmentally conscious and eco-friendly as possible. Eco-friendly living is in fact what started our chat about collabs, and our sustainable living challenge was born. Last month, we challenged each other to each go vegetarian/vegan for a week and blogged about how the challenge went, you can read about the challenge she set me here and the challenge I set her here. This month, as I said, we thought we’d do something different and tackle waste as that is a big problem when it comes to living ‘green’, so here is our challenge, and how it went. How we’re sharing this post is I will share Moksha’s diary and tips on my blog, and my experience will be shared on her blog so be sure to give both a read! I hope y
August has been a pretty crazy month in general. It was finally safe for me to come back to the UK, which meant saying goodbye and packing things up in South Africa. I had to go through 11 days of hotel quarantine which was not ideal but not too stressful thankfully (you can read about my quarantine experience here), and I did a holiday with my best friend from uni around some places in the UK. Would anyone be keen to read about our adventures? Hint… there was a Harry Potter theme!! So, with an eventful month just past, and what I think will be an eventful month going forward, here are my august reflections, highlights and favourites!
The start of August also marks my 8th eco-friendly monthly challenge. I’ve really had such fun with these challenges, and I can’t wait to implement them more in my life when I move into my flat in the UK. This month, I struggled to think of an idea. I finally settled on trying to size down my carbon footprint, particularly with travel, so here it goes!
Today’s post has been a while in the making, and now I finally get to share it with all of you. A while ago, Happy Panda and I started discussing some really fun collaboration ideas seeing as we are both passionate about the welfare of the planet and sustainability. One of the ideas we had was to challenge each other to make a week-long lifestyle change and we settled on tackling what we eat. Today, we’re sharing feedback on how the challenge went. I’ll be sharing how Happy Panda managed the challenge I set for her, and she’ll be sharing my thoughts on how I managed her challenge. Be sure to check out both our posts if you can xx
I know I say this every month, but it always feels so crazy to look back and see how much of the year has gone by. I think spending most of the time stuck in my room and doing everything online might be adding to that just a little bit. Anywhoooo, July has been a very eventful month, even though nothing has happened. But enough of my chatting let me get into this post!
For my eco-friendly challenge this month, I’ve decided to take a long hard look at all of the products that I use and do a bit of an audit, as well as try to make some more eco-friendly swaps and try my hand at a homemade product or two.
As I was pondering and pouring through Pinterest, I came across a fun eco-friendly challenge all about minimalism. This one really inspired me because, in general, I think we hold onto too much stuff, and maybe we don’t always appreciate the things we have or get the fullest use out of them. Sooo, with that in mind, I bring you this month’s eco-friendly challenge
Water is arguably one of our most precious and vital commodities. After all, it’s the thing that makes Earth so unique. However, we quite simply use way too much water. Think about it – to prepare our foods, to wash and for personal hygiene, to clean everything else in our lives and more. Water is such a fundamental part of our lives, and yet, unfortunately, it is a resource that we are quickly realising is not indefinite. All over the world, though, I do believe that people realise we can’t just use as much water as we want and still think we’ll have plenty for years to come. However, I believe that we can all be more clever about saving water, so that is what my May eco-challenge will be all about. The ways in which I can try to save as much water as possible.