Sustainability Roundup: Links to a few of my favorite things

As a traveler, a mom-to-be, and someone who loves the outdoors, I have an obvious investment in the future of our planet. I’ve written a number of articles on the importance of reducing our waste (instead of just recycling: WHY I HATE RECYCLING) and I have mentioned a number of sustainable brands I believe in to help us get there.

Y’all, I am by no means living a 100% plastic-free or sustainable life (I have way too many clothes in my closet to say that), but we can all take little actions and use our purchasing power to support ethical companies instead of wasteful ones.

However, I want to make it very clear that the biggest and most important change has to come from large companies and policymakers doing the right thing for Mother Earth. That is why it is so important to be involved in local politics and select leaders who believe in climate change and who do not roll back environmental regulations. We need big change and we need it quickly and that HAS to come from the top.

In the meantime, our best course of action as consumers is to support brands that are fighting the good fight and providing plastic-free or waste reducing solutions.

Below are a number of #simplysustainable solutions that you can easily incorporate into your everyday life. Some products may cost a bit more than you are used to—products that rely on ethical labor practices, sustainable production processes, and non-plastic materials usually are. But some solutions should SAVE you money since you won’t have to keep rebuying materials that you’ll simply throw away.

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