I love changing my lifestyle to help the environment, the animals and the people on this planet. Every day you spend money and almost every decision you make or action you take is about money. And every single time you spend money, you vote. You tell the company you are giving money that you want more of the thing you just bought. It’s supply and demand: if everyone buys an iPhone, Apple will produce more. If no one buys an iPhone, Apple will stop producing.
There are so many different areas in your life where you can live more align your values and principles or simply be a better person. I personally love researching more environmentally friendly, more animal friendly, healthier and more ethical lifestyles because it’s the easiest and way to make the world a better place. Everyone can change their lifestyle and YOU can make a difference in the world! I put together a list of all the different areas of life where you can be more ethically, eco-friendly, cruelty free and healthy. I personally strive to be able to make all of these changes in my life one day – probably later than sooner though.
Tick all of these off and you’re basically a really good person with high ethical and sustainable standards! Plus, if everyone would do this, there would be no environmental pollution, climate change, animal abuse, slave labour and less diseases. Basically this earth would be an awesome place to live on.
No particular order
The do-good list:
🌍🍎be zero waste
🌍🐮👩🏽🍎buy ethical, vegan & sustainable fashion
🌍👩🏽buy ethical & sustainable or second hand electronics
🌍👩🏽🐮buy ethical, vegan & sustainable or second hand furniture and home items
🌍🍎buy local and seasonal food
🌍🍎buy natural, organic and vegan cosmetics, candles and cleaning products
🌍use the things that you own for a long time vs throwing them away quickly
🌍👩🏽buy second hand and sell your own things so that they get another life
🌍👩🏽stop buying useless, low quality products
🌍only use green energy and electric vehicles
🌍=good for the planet (sustainable, non polluting, eco-friendly, environmentally friendly)
🍎=good for your health
🐮=good for the animals (cruelty free)
👩🏽=good for the people (no slave labour, sweatshop free, no child labour, ethical, human rights, female emoji chosen because mostly women suffer from slave labour)
Now the version that most people can realistically live with:
reduce plastic consumption
reduce animal products consumption
include ethical & sustainable fashion in your closet
include second hand and/or ethical electronics to your electronic belongings
buy more locally and seasonally
include natural, organic and vegan cosmetic products to your regime
use belongings consciously and think twice before buying something
consider second hand
consider buying electric car or using public transportation more and/or use green energy
Is there anything you think is missing on my list? Do you practice any of the mentioned lifestyle choices?