Top 10 for the earth

Written by Kajsa IngelssonNovember 9, 2021

Carbon Offset Your Travels

There have been a lot of people throwing shade at me for flying. The thing is, I don’t have time (or the stomach) to take a sailboat everywhere. When I do fly, which is not too often (I only change continents 2 times a year these days), I make sure that I carbon offset my entire trip and more. It’s easy to do and we need to take the personal responsibility to do so. Click on the link to find out how you can do the same.

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Choose Renewable Energy

If you think about it, the things we do and use everyday are the ones that are going to have the biggest effect once we change them into something more sustainable. The way you power your home is therefore a very good place to start. I have gathered all the information you need to make your informed decision in this post.

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Consume Less

We live in a sick consumption society where its never enough, always something new to add and the false believe that more = better or more important. I know what I am talking about, because I used to be a shoppoholic. Now, I write lists of what I actually need and spend my time making sure that I love what I am to buy 100% in every way before getting it. I also think about how long its going to last and the true cost behind the price. AKA, no fast fashion for me. Ever.

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Buy From Sustainable Brands

But be aware of greenwashing. A lot of companies make it seem like they care, but really all they care about is getting your money. Here are some links to my fave brands, and another one to simply the process of doing your own research.

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Go Outside

Enjoy our planet! Reconnect, spend time in the forest or park, look at the ocean, feel the rain and howl into the wind. Rediscover your kindred spirit with our only home.

Our earth provides us with everything we need and more to thrive.

I believe that as we reawaken to the magnificence and personal importance of our planet, we will stop leaving such a terrible mark. You take care of what you love.

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Aim Towards A Plant Based Diet

Aim towards a vegan lifestyle and a plant-based diet. Look, i’m not saying you need to go all vegan. Honestly, I think that anything that is too restricting might be too narrow to really fit into anyones life. But, for our planet and for your health, this is one of the biggest gifts you can offer. If you go at least 70% plant based, it will cut your carbon footprint with at least 50%! An extra plus if you buy in season food at your local farmers market btw πŸ˜‰

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Stop Chewing Off More Than You Can Eat

Here’s the thing, greed is never sexy. 30% of food is wasted globally across the supply chain, contributing 8 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. What sickens me the most about this is that famine is killing 9 million people a year and globally, 822 million people suffer from undernourishment. You know and I know, this is just not right.

If food waste were a country, it would come in third after the United States and China in terms of impact on global warming. Check this post out for more information about this loaded subject!

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Be Mindful Of Your Plastic Consumption

I have a whole series called The Plastic Detox dedicated to this. I have seen firsthand how plastic is harming our planet. Good thing is, with a few tweaks you can easily reduce the amount of single use plastic you consume. One of the tips is to add The CoraBall to your laundry to catch all the micro plastic that otherwise sheds into the oceans. Its as easy as 1-2-3!

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Think About Your Water Footprint

A few years back I was living in Cape Town for 6 months. The city was experiencing the biggest drought in history, and we were living accordingly. Coming from Sweden, the realisation of both the importance of water and the fact that we can run out made me change my relationship to this incredible, life supporting natural resource.

Here’s a few mindful steps you can take to be in a more balanced relationship with our precious fresh-water.

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Raise Your Voice

Vote for politicians that actually care, sign petitions, join community groups and spread awareness in the circle of people you have around you. All change in history started with individual action, and trust me when I say that never in the history of humankind have there been more people uniting for the same worthy cause: the change towards a circular economy and a truly sustainable and fair global society.

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