When Less is More
Minimalism is really all about living deliberately and considering the consequences of your actions. Through minimalism, humans can reduce their eco-footprints and make sure overconsumption doesn’t strip the Earth bare.
Eating less meat doesn’t have to be hard. If you’re eating meat every day of the week, try to bring it down to two times a week. You’ll be healthier and helping the planet at the same time.
When it comes to what you wear, the only real way to reverse the impact of fast fashion is to buy less clothes. Try to pare down your wardrobe from dozens of things that need to eventually be replaced to a few items that are durable.
When travelling, rather than always hopping on a plane or filling up your car, it’s best to take mass transit, ride a bike, or walk. Biking and walking are also super healthy for you and release no emissions.
There is a growing movement to live in tiny spaces. With structures like shipping containers, tree houses, micro-apartments, and tiny homes, people are finding that what looks cramped on the outside can be quite comfortable. More importantly, living in a smaller space significantly reduces your eco footprint.
Try to remove and recycle things in your life that aren’t essential. Then extend this logic into daily purchasing decisions. Instead of buying plastic water bottles, get a reusable water bottle. Instead of buying plastic-wrapped foods, buy fresh food. Instead of getting the latest technologies, enjoy what you currently have.