Do you want to BE GREENER but you’re just not sure where to start?
I'm Jen, head honcho here at sustainable(ish). I spent a year buying nothing new with my young family and for me this was a real wake up call. It made me lift my head and look around, away from the constant demands to buy new stuff, to upgrade, I saw the mess we were making of the planet. And it terrified me.
But it also taught me that our choices matter. That as just one pretty ordinary family (obviously with exceptionally talented and wonderful kids 😉 ) we could create change.
Each time we make a different, more conscious, more thoughtful choice, about what we buy, or what we don’t buy (choosing to re-use or repair instead) we're actively choosing a more sustainable lifestyle and creating ripples of change.
'Sustainable living' sounds like such a worthy, and quite frankly dull, thing to aspire to, I get that. It conjures up images of yurts, and people living off grid in the woods, eschewing consumerism and nice things.
But here's the thing - it's no longer a niche for the slightly grubby looking family down the road. It's for all of us. We really are at a tipping point for the planet, and we need to take action if we want our kids to enjoy the same planet and lifestyle that we have.
It doesn't need knitting with lentils, or only buying wooden toys, or wafting around your local farmers market wicker basket on your arm gaily filling it with zero waste produce. It just means making better choices. When you do your supermarket shop, when you tackle the laundry mountain, when you buy clothes for the kids.
My whole ethos is "sustainable(ish)" - which means no dreadlocks, no tree hugging, no unfeasibly tiny mason jar half full of a year's worth of rubbish.
It means working out what works for YOU and your family. It means small tweaks and changes that create change and make a difference.
Here at sustianable(ish) you'll find practical inspiration for small easy steps to help you be a bit greener. Steps that we can all take, without having to go to extremes, and without having to give up 'nice things'...!
You'll find the information and resources you need, as well as the encouragement and support, to make the small changes that really do add up to make a big difference - it's great to have you here!
I love Jen's very practical tips. Nothing is too overwhelming. With each small change I make, I know I am making a difference to my impact on the planet.
Jen and the Sustainable Living Hub have got me unstuck from being someone who cared about the environment but felt overwhelmed to feeling like it's possible and that I can, step-by-step make a difference.
Jen has tried it all which gives me confidence that they’re things that can be achieved. Plus she’s not preachy but shares her wisdom in a way that gets you thinking what you want to do and to choose the things that work for you and your lifestyle.