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CHAPTER 2: REFUSE

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CHAPTER 2: REFUSE

by Janelle Rolke @sustainablestepswithjanelle This is the second chapter from "Lead a Circular Lifestyle By Practicing the R's of Sustainability" Just say “NO” to single use plastics, freebies, and sales. Just because it’s a “bargain” does not mean you need it.   There are numerous studies that have revealed that the more “stuff” you have can decrease productivity and distract you from spending time doing things that matter. Enter minimalism.  Along with many other topics I’m discussing, leading a minimalist lifestyle is a process. For most this process will take years, but the rewards are well worth the effort! The main...


Lead a Circular Lifestyle by Practicing the 7 R’s of Sustainability

Lead a Circular Lifestyle by Practicing the 7 R’s of Sustainability

by Janelle Rolke @sustainablestepswithjanelle As children we were taught a fluffy version of an ugly reality happening in the world; “If you Reduce, Reuse and Recycle you are being a superb environmental steward.” However, as adults, we learn that it is far more complicated than that. For instance, the recycling industry is broken, food insecurity continues to be a growing issue, meanwhile food waste is higher than ever, plastic is toxic to produce, consume and recycle, and the concentration of CO2​​​​​​​ in our atmosphere is the highest it has been in human history. The current state of the world is unsettling,...