OMG! Who else is mind blown that 2019 is almost over?! I thought it would be a great idea to share what I've been doing this year to help reduce my environmental impact as part of the Organic Basics Low Impact Project. Click here to learn more about the project. Now let's get into it!
No More Single-Use Plastic
Saying no to plastic was pretty much the first thing I did when I started learning more about sustainability. I always make sure to keep my reusable bags with me when I'm running errands. I also bring my own utensils with me if non-plastic utensils are not available and I bring my reusable water bottle everywhere I go. It was hard at first to break old habits, but it's honestly all about being aware and simply saying "no thank you" when a plastic item is being offered. Think of it as that's one less plastic bag you helped keep out of the environment.
Goodbye Fast Fashion
I've pretty much said good bye to fast fashion this year. And I mean like honestly 100% no fast fashion purchases this year. If you've been following me for sometime you know I shop secondhand or purchase from sustainable brands only. I just can't justify spending money on brands that aren't doing anything to help prolong the life of our planet that we all need to survive.
Car emissions increase the levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere so the less cars on the road the better. I'm lucky enough to have at least two co-workers at my job that live in the same city as me. We try to car pool whenever possible. Motor vehicles collectively cause 75% of carbon monoxide pollution in the U.S. so if you can car pool please do.
There's still so much I can be doing to reduce my environmental impact, but I also think you have to be realistic with what you can achieve at the moment. My main mission for the year was to completely cut out fast fashion and to keep the conversation going about sustainability. It's something I'm proud I've accomplished and will continue to expand on living sustainably as well.
Top: Organic Basics Silvertech Active Sports Bra | Bottoms: Organic Basics Silvertech Active Leggings
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Mynka is a personal wardrobe stylist sharing some style tips, outfit inspiration, and using this blog as a platform to continue the important discussions surrounding sustainable fashion.