We’ve been brainstorming how to go about sharing all of the wonderful ethical shopping and conscious living resources we come across here at CSC for way too long now, and like it did when I first discovered all of the amazing shops in our directory, all this info has kind of just been sitting there waiting to be shared. Finally we decided on The Weekend Conscious, a guide posted every Friday relating to a different topic in conscious living. We’ll be on the hunt all week for practical tips and real stories that we can all dive into the weekend inspired by! And of course, what’s the point of reading all this if we don’t actually act on it? I’ll try my best to post updates whenever I put resources like these to good use.
First topic: Zero waste living. I didn’t intend to write about this first, but after coming across this quote while researching the broader topic of “how to save the planet” (more on that later), which is a totally logical search term, obviously, I decided to zero in a bit, so to speak. I’ve heard the term “zero waste” for quite some time now, but I always kind of avoided it because it seems SO huge. I mean ZERO waste? But it’s totally worth hearing from people who have adopted this lifestyle. Why? Because we can always learn. We can always benefit from hearing someone else’s experience. And if we’re calling ourselves environmentally conscious, we should learn how others are living with this value in mind. Plus, I don’t have to commit to zero waste to implement a majority of the strategies the people behind the articles below suggest. So it’s pretty motivating that I can start small and go from there.