Collectively, small lifestyle changes can make a huge impact on the environment–and your life. Looking for happiness and health? What’s good for the environment is also, it turns out, great for you. Here’s a collection of tips from the No Impact community.
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This post was submitted by Jean Esbensen.
After following Colin’s blog for a long time and making many positive changes to my lifestyle, I began to seriously look at what I put on my body, everything from shampoo to soap to daily moisturizers. I learned to make organic salves and have now morphed it into a company called Sustainable Shanti. My daily face regimen has simplified into two basic items: soap and my Saving Face Salve. The results: my skin is clearer, happier, and healthier, and I stopped contributing my dollars to the mass market beauty industry. Plus, I now get to help others simplify and green their skin care regimen!
This post was submitted by Emily Trower-Young.
i am living more sustainably than i used to, but what i want to say is thank you for the movie. i read the book a while back. tonight i watched the movie. it has more impact for me than the book. i really like the bit at the end when colin says the best thing one can do is join an environmental group. about how important community is. thanks you a whole lot. in peace, greg
This post was submitted by greg zolad.
As a menstruating woman, I first made the switch from plastic tampons to cardboard. But recently found a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly means of taking care of my needs. The DivaCup! Look it up and give it a try. I absolutely love mine.
This post was submitted by Ellen.
I’ve got a daily tip: When boiling vegetables like corn or potatoes, I reuse the water after it cools to water indoor and outdoor plants.
And I have a lifestyle-changing tip. I’m starting a Neighborhood Food Share: A List-Serve of shared emails where neighbors can post leftovers or opened spices or condiments they haven’t used in a while, or maybe they’re going on vacation and want to get rid of. Once a month, I’ll host a pot-luck where dishes brought are made from “in-house” ingredients. Nothing new or fresh can be purchased for this dish unless it’s from a garden or Farmer’s Market or local farmer purchased within the last week. An evening of shared localvore, shared community, and shared recipes!
This post was submitted by Joan Brook.