For our final post on improving material wellbeing through sustainability, let’s turn our attention to social good. These 5 suggestions are just the beginning of the good you can do when you start making connections between helping others and waste. And while there are many local opportunities to act on, you might think globally as
Individual solutions alone won’t fix our waste problem. To make society more sustainable, we need more systemic strategies. By that I mean: wouldn’t it be nice not to have to worry about what to do with a plastic straw, for example, so that it doesn’t end up in a landfill? To really eliminate that worry,
If you’re not familiar with the term “upcycle,” it means to turn something used into something better. So not just reusing or recycling, but adding value. I love to upcycle because it gives me a creative outlet with a high cost-benefit ratio. I don’t have to invest much, except maybe time, so I don’t waste
Of all the lessons I learned at Srisa Asoke (the intentional Buddhist community in Thailand), I’m most enthusiastic about how to waste less through the 3Rs (reuse, repair, recycle). Who doesn’t like to save money and, at the same time, save the planet? That’s a win-win. Still, try as we might, our landfills are overflowing.
The lessons I learned about material wellbeing at the intentional Buddhist community, Srisa Asoke, are pretty straightforward. Cut back on consumption to just what you need and ensure that your resources last as long as possible by reusing, repairing, and re/upcycling. This approach is not a likely path to early retirement, but it will help