As I wrote in one of my posts I am totally hooked on practical change. After organising my home, getting rid of some unnecessary thing (I shouldn`t call it minimizing though) I already know what is the next challenge: I will learn how to grow mushroom and some veggies at home.
But this challenge we did together thought me to look behind the things, question the systems we have in place – that sometimes we think are sustainable enough but… Like the plastic recycling: where it goes, what happens with the plastic I selectively collect? Just got an email from a fantastic colleague about that issue and I have only partial answers like mixed plastic can be used only for producing low value materials like trash bags or adhesives.
Or do I do the best if I use replace my old devices with new, greener things or simply use and buy less stuff? Well, probably not the best idea to replace things until they could be used at all and buying simply less could harm the global economy. You need systemic change and to be a well-informed, conscious costumer to have a good impact.
Is it the best if I don`t eat meat or any animal products? Well, living in Norway we know the important role of grazing in order to preserve the landscape, also what about the different cultures without using animal products?
I could continue but I don`t want to make it too long here. But promise I will continue outside this challenge.
And we shall have a next challenge soon!!! Thank you Kare, Leonie and Linda<3