It’s like a work of art! 😍 Does anybody else find such BEAUTY in the garden?? It’s just so pretty to look at!
Y’all already know this, but we LOVE our vertical aeroponic gardening system! Here’s a few reasons why, beyond their beauty:
🌱They make gardening super EASY! No dirt, no weeds, almost no pests, waters itself! 🌱Research shows that produce grown on these towers is far more nutrient dense than even farmer’s market produce! 🌱Grows produce 3x faster than in-ground gardens and on average produces 30% more yield. And you can grow year-round no matter your climate, thanks to the grow light package.
🌱Environmentally conscious! Using 90% less water and space, and these vertical gardens are helping to reduce the use of pesticides in our country! 🌱Monthly grocery savings! Cha-Ching💰
🌱Our daughter LOVES the ability to walk right out our back door and pick and eat directly off of our tower. These make gardening with littles super easy and fun! 🌱No green thumb required and ideal for the busy, on-the-go individual or family. 📲Message me for more info
I'm slowly going through all my stuff and replacing it with more sustainable options.
The latest of my upgrades was toilet paper which I started to order through Who Gives A Crap. As you can see, we're stocked up on TP for a good long time. Luckily, I am happy with this transition. I chose to go with the recycled paper as opposed to the bamboo paper. It is a tad bit cheaper and feels just fine. The main thing that stuck out from reviews is that the serrated TP doesnt tear the cleanest, meaning that on some occasions you'll end up shredding the paper rather than getting a smooth tear. It is a MINOR inconvenience but I can see why people comment on it.
I've noticed my entire life that we tended to have an excess of products in our bathroom. Some of them, if they weren't our favorites, would get half used and the rest would just sit there. Even though the products aren't my favorite, I'm going through the ones that are still good in an attempt to use as little plastic/resources as possible and replace the ones I need with the environmentally conscious option.
Have you started using things like that which work for you? Tell me about them. I wanna hear about all options and maybe create a resource for those who are trying to make the same life changes.
#environmentallyconscious #globalwarming #climatechange #babysteps #changeyourhabitschangetheworld #demandmorefrommanufacturers #whogivesacrap #toiletpaper #recycledtoiletpaper #tp #bathroom #smartliving #ecofriendly
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall
Our Spirit Sarai kantha robe, made from repurposed Indian saris. 100% upcycled and ethically made. Because we love our Mother Earth & all of her inhabitants.
You don't need to have all the moves when it comes to the skin care two-step, 👯♀️ reserve this speedy routine for days when you hit 'snooze' one too many times:
Step 1️⃣: Restore the skin's natural moisture balance and cleanse away debris with Major Moisture Gentle Cream Cleanser.
Step 2️⃣: Get your hydration fix with Supercharge Anti-Oxidant Moisture Serum (or follow with Skin Warrior Anti-Pollution Repair Cream if your skin tends to be on the dry side!). 📷: @rach.kimberly
fully thrifted outfit of the day
✨ jeans - £8
✨vintage top - £1
✨vintage sandals - £3.50
Did you know every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK alone. And currently, over 5% of the UK’s total annual carbon and water footprints result from clothing consumption. But if clothes stayed in active use for nine months longer (extending their average life to around three years), this would reduce their carbon, water and waste footprints by 20-30%.
(excerpt taken from @loveyourclothes_uk
There are so many amazing pieces of clothing and textiles already out there that people no longer want, so I’m constantly working harder at getting the things I want secondhand. What are your favourite places to shop secondhand, online or otherwise?? 💛🌿🌎
✨ minimalism ✨
it isn't just about having less stuff, but about minimising the noise around you in all aspects. taking more time to focus on things, people and conversations that matter. reducing those things that wear you down, learning to simply say no. living minimally is good for the spirit & environment & your mind. having clarity helps you see further, to focus. 🌱✨🌱✨🌱
what helps you to focus when it all seems too much? 💚
Africa is the world’s most rapidly urbanising continent. As cities expand, natural spaces and the critical services they provide, tend to come under threat. We’re on a mission to change that.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Between 2000 and 2030 the urban population will more than double and urban space will increase by more than 700%. As this happens, ecosystems and the essential natural assets they provide will come under threat. During this time of expansion and innovation, it is imperative that natural spaces are both protected and incorporated into urban landscapes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Put simply, biodiversity promotes life. Not only do functioning ecosystems produce oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide, they also provide homes for animals, recharge groundwater, replace soil nitrates, prevent erosion and more. The addition of indigenous vegetation to any environment will have countless benefits.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In South Africa, there is a huge disparity between ‘leafy’ privileged areas and ‘barren’ under-privileged areas. Urban greening improves pride of place and can even reduce crime and drug abuse. Additionally, research shows that living in a green neighbourhood reduces stress and aids recovery from illness.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
have planted 111,903 indigenous and fruit trees, planted 2 fynbos gardens, painted 17 nature-themed murals, built 60 beehives, planted 6 community forest gardens, run 570 sustainable development workshops, and hosted 32 environmental action festivals across 4 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#igdaily #iger #instadaily #instalike #theearth #environmentallyconscious #enviromentallyfriendly #enviromentalneeds #globalemissions #riseofsealevels #reducecarbonemissions #saveourplanet
🌍 #carbonfootprint #planting #plantatree #urbangreening #ecosystem #biodiversity #Feminist #feministinprogress #raisingafeminist #momblog #personalblog #instagrammers #followme
Talk the Tox and walk the walk to smoother-looking skin! 😇 Apply Fruit-Tox Resurfacing Facial Remedy to damp, post-cleansed skin and let the volcanic pumice and natural AHAs gently remove impurities and dead skin for a glow that looks lit-from-within. ✨
I had no idea about the amount of pesticides and water it takes to grow cotton. Incredibly it takes 1800 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans. I'm far more conscious now when buying clothes. I'm pursuing a mindful and conscious-living lifestyle and will now avoid man-made, sweatshop-made items. There's a whole new joy to be found in discovering the smaller companies with great ethics and sustainability and supporting them.
People say “hippie” like it’s a bad word. But is it bad to want a clean, livable, thriving planet for our kids & grandkids & great-grandkids & beyond? HELL NO. ———————————————
Sustainability isn’t just for hippies — it’s necessary to preserve our planet & the species’ that live on it (including us, duh)! ———————————————
Hi! 👋🏼 Just wanted to do a little introduction since we’ve gained quite a few friends over the last couple of weeks. My name is Sara and I’m the face behind Sprig & Co. 🌿
Here are 5 random facts about me...
1. I have 2 Shih Tzus & a Pit Bull 🐶🐶🐶
2. I love to travel but have yet to leave the US 🛫
3. My favorite season is summer 🌞
4. I’m passionate about women’s rights & the environment
5. When I’m not working I enjoy yoga & craft beer 🧘🏻♀️
#aboutme #mindfulness #womensrights #environmentallyconscious #consciousliving #recyclefashion #upcycledclothing #recycle #thrifting
♻Last week I asked you if you would like to see more recycling and sustainable DIY on my page and your massively answer yes! I'm so glad about it, 😊 I believe we are all concerned about climate. As much as I want to make changes, I often feel overwhelm with all the indications and tips to live in a more sustainable way. To help myself, I made a list of 10 disposable items I can easily switch to reusables ones. It's a quite easy way to produce less waste. If you like to make a change, you can have a look at my list on the blog (link in bio 👆) and as you know me all the reusable items are DIYable!⠀
Happy Monday Friends💕⠀
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La semana pasada, te pregunté si te gustaría ver más proyectos de reciclaje en mi página y tu respuesta fue ¡Sí! Estoy muy contenta, 😊 creo que todos estamos preocupados por el cambio climático. Por lo mucho que quiero hacer cambios, a menudo me siento abrumada con todas las indicaciones y consejos que encuentro para vivir de una manera más sostenible. Para ayudarme, hice una lista de 10 artículos desechables que puedo cambiar fácilmente por unos reutilizables. Es una forma bastante fácil de producir menos basura. Si desea hacer un cambio, puede echar un vistazo a mi lista en el blog (enlace mi perfil 👆) y como me conoces, todos los artículos reutilizables se pueden hacer en version DIY.⠀
Feliz lunes amig@s 💕⠀
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#ohohdeco #reusablebag #nowaste #cerobasura #sustentable #environmentfriendly #environmentallyconscious #reuserecycle #reuserevolution #choosetoreuse #reducereuserecycle #residuocero #sostenibilidad #consumoresponsable #recycledcraft #recycledcrafts #recycledmaterials #recycleddesign #instadiy #diyers #diyblog #diyprojects #crafters #craftholic #craftbloggers #diyideas #diyproject #diyblogger #diycrafts #craftinglife
Chasing Coral was quite the necessary rude awakening. I tend to avoid hard hitting documentaries at times, because it’s difficult to cope with the sense of helplessness. So, this time around, I decided to take a look into simple ways to protect coral reefs. I found this neat graphic that is something I think everyone can easily incorporate into their daily life! #documentingAUS #savethereef #environmentallyconscious #quicktips
Have you seen our lovely new Auto Belts? 😍👌
Each one is handmade in Sheffield from auto belay webbing + climbing rope. 🧗♀️ 🌈
Even the buckle components were all once part of climbing harnesses. ✌️♻️🧗🏻♂️
Turn. It. OFF!!! One thing that really #drivesmeenvirinmental
is people (husband) who leave the tap on when brushing their teeth. I can’t understand it. The water is just running down the sink. It’s not being used. It’s being completely wasted. What’s the big deal with turning it off for 2-3 minutes of teeth brushing then back on when you’ve finished? Is it really that much of an effort?
Waste in the ocean is the topic for today. I will include ways down below to decrease your own plastic waste use!
First off, plastic has a much longer lifespan than you may think. It’s day to day use probably spans around 30-40 minutes. And for you, it’s gone once out of your sight. However, plastic biodegrades in 400-1000 years. The chemical residues persist even after that.
If people continue to be ignorant towards the issue of plastic waste, more and more of it will build up in oceans and in landfills (not where any of it belongs). The whale found with 90 pounds of plastic inside them was too hip to that.
But yeah, continue with your selfish ways. And by selfish I mean, putting the needs of others before the wants of yourself.
Realize that what you are doing is harmful to maybe not yourself right now but extremely harmful to the animals in the oceans that have to deal with plastic waste.
Here are some spicy facts to spice up your day:
- 73.9 million pounds of plastic are spread throughout the world’s gyres (ocean currents).
- 92.5% of dead seabirds (Northern Fulmars) in a study had ingested plastic in amount equal to 5% of their body weight.
- 54% of the 120 marine animals of the threatened list have been observed entangled in or ingesting plastic.
So, now onto what YOU can do.
Use less plastic.
One way you could do this, is start by going to a local coffee shop or sports place to get a reusable bottle. By doing this, instead of using multiple plastic bottles per day, you can refill your water bottle without adding to plastic waste in the ocean.
Another way is to buy a reusable bag, or no bag if it’s not needed.
Try to use non-plastic utensils as well.
All the ocean friendly methods will be monetarily costly upfront, however will be a big benefit to the oceans and animals if you participate in this lifestyle consistently.
Have any questions, comments, or concerns?
Please DM me! (Some info like the stats from oneworldoneocean Plastics Breakdown)