It’s nearly autumn…. aaaaahhhh… I love autumn.
And you don’t need to be going back to school with a shiny new pencil case to make some September resolutions.
This blog is all about making small, sustainable lifestyle changes to help the environment. Some of the switches I’ve made so far include:
- ditching shower gel and going back to the bar with The Good Soap.
- I’ve also switched to refillable Faith in Nature shampoo and conditioner from the Shop Without Packaging, which is an amazing shop that I feel very fortunate enough to live within a bus journey of.
- I’ve ditched furniture polish and swapped to damp dusting, and started using refills of cleaning products.
- I’ve ditched clingfilm and embraced my Tupperware collection.
- I’m making much more effort towards plastic-free food shopping.
- I’m having a serious stab at Buy Nothing as a lifestyle change – this is my September/”rest of year” resolution.
There’s SO much more I could be doing, so much more we could all be doing. The choices seem overwhelming, and there are opposing views on so many things – are paper bags really better than plastic? Are compostable bags actually compostable? Do you need a degree in biochemistry to understand this stuff? Should we all go vegan, or is it enough just to boycott South American meat and buy local and organic? Should we all stop flying and using petrol/diesel cars? The challenges and the decisions are huge.
Can we as individuals really do anything to turn the tide on plastic pollution and climate change? Personally, I believe that we must put the pressure on our governments and corporations to lead the change, through voting, petitions, protests, and withdrawing our custom from environmental offenders. And by joining XR protests and being prepared to get arrested? Maybe.
So after the hiatus over the summer, I’m refocusing my attention on these thoughts and decisions and relaunching the blog. I have an absolutely HUGE list of things to research and write about, and I hope I can help people to think these decisions through, maybe make some changes in their own lives, and contribute to the voices already calling out for change.
SO. Competition time. Like and share the newly launched Everyday Radical Facebook page, or like and retweet this post and follow @TheEverydayRad1 on Twitter, for a change to win a £25 gift voucher from The Good Soap – bonus prize draw for new followers of the blog via WordPress too. Help me spread the word, and tell my your September eco resolutions!
Peace and love