5 of my favourite eco-friendly resolutions for 2021

5 of my favourite eco-friendly resolutions for 2021

Last year I wrote “60 Zero Waste Resolutions for 2020” at the beginning of January. It was meant to be a sort of intro to low-waste living—a “tasting menu” of ideas to try. The list was widely shared on social media, too, and it was lovely to see so many people interested in trying out some Zero Waste swaps as part of their resolutions. But (spoiler alert!) 2020 didn’t exactly go as planned. Instead, it was harder than ever to make the traditional low-waste swaps.

Moreover, an emphasis on individual changes can seem downright silly when it comes to tackling systemic issues. It’s always been that way, but I feel that the challenges and suffering of 2020 made it even more apparent. Supporting our communities is more important than any individual Zero Waste swap. After all, low-waste living is about making the world a better place for everyone.

Are low-waste swaps useless? No, of course not. We still need to make individual changes when we can. But it is important to put our precious energy to good use. That means a balance of individual changes mixed with community work. Wondering where to start? Here are some of my personal favourite eco-friendly resolutions to (hopefully) help inspire you.

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Food in the time of COVID-19

Food in the time of COVID-19

This post has been a long time in the making. I’ve been gathering sources but I struggled to put it all together. It’s because, like so many issues, it’s messy: the issues are complex. I’m not an expert. There are so many things I am still learning. However, I do hope that this may be informative! 

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Coronavirus, the environment, & disaster capitalism

Coronavirus, the environment, & disaster capitalism

Keep paying attention! Now is more important than ever to keep tabs on politicians and corporations. Why? Because now is the time when environmentalism and human rights issues (inherently linked) can be overlooked, and even pushed aside, by politicians in favour of corporate interests when we’re not looking.

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45 at-home eco actions

45 at-home eco actions

Massive disclaimer on this post: It’s OKAY to not use this time to “be productive” or “make the most of it.” These are challenging times. You’re allowed to be upset. (I certainly am.) It’s okay if all you manage is to get through the day.

That being said, I’ve received a lot of questions recently about how we can continue (or start!) our eco-friendly lifestyles during COVID-19. Of course, we can’t go out with our Zero Waste kits or refuse as much single-use plastic. It’s disheartening for sure; however, think of what else you’re doing anyway! You’re probably already driving less, making your tea/coffee at home, and so on. So if you are wondering what else you can do during this time, this list is for you.

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