Yes, I know I’m a pain with the international day of forests each year. In 2018, the chosen topic is the importance of urban forests.
Category: Sustainable living
I wasn’t sure about this post because I’m not a fan of those lists of ‘terrible chemicals’ (note the irony here) whose only purpose seems to be scaremongering. I’ve tried to be fair, consistent and informative, but I’m not a chemist or biochemist, so you are welcome to correct me in the comments section : )
Don’t be fooled. Caring for the environment is not about buying products marketed as eco-friendly, organic or sustainable. It’s about producing less crap. And to produce less trash we should consume less. That simple and that hard. Then, whatever you end up buying should be mindful, should be sustainable, but that’s another topic and, in my opinion, of secondary relevance. Besides, a lot of eco-friendly products are not much more than marketing and a green tag. Without more ado, here you have a list of 5 things that, in my opinion, are only useful to create more CRAP.
We are lucky today. The Earth Overshoot Day has come almost a week earlier this year compared to 2016. We have beaten our own record again, as the 2016 Earth Overshoot Day was on the 8th of August, and this year it’s today, on the 2nd. We are getting better at this. In case I’m being too fine with the irony, I’m going to tell you what the hell is the Earth Overshoot Day, why should we worry about it, and what’s more important, how to reduce our ecological footprint.
I apologize in advance, but I’m going to start this post with a bit of philosophy. Let’s see. I used to be skeptical about this International Day of stuff until I got to Twitter. In that parallel world, every international day sparks conversations and starts discussions (some of them more enlightening than others) about topics that wouldn’t be in focus otherwise. It’s obvious that the people that are truly engaged with the problematic will talk about it for more than one day a year, but the interesting bit about international days is their ability to include a larger part of population in the conversation. This is obviously very enriching.