I decided to create this series to share our journey to low-plastic and sustainable living, but also to try to explain in simple terms why are sustainable development and sustainable development goals important for everyone. I am a working mom and when I look at people who promote sustainable living, I either don’t understand the terms or feel excluded.
Oftentimes, people advocate organic food, which I can’t buy all the time, zero waste living, which I would be more able to follow if I was childless and single, zero carbon footprint – which is impossible for us since we don’t have a family in the same country as where we live, and we need to use our car on the weekends when we go shopping (we live in a village).
I agree that we have to change the way we live and use natural resources. But as I have heard from my friends, it is easy to preach if you don’t have responsibilities such as children, old parents or a partner who has just lost a job.
Thus, in this series, I want to offer sustainable alternatives but if you are not ready, I am not here to judge. You have to be gentle with yourself before you can change anything. I don’t agree with aggressive environmental and animal rights activists. You will never change people if you are doing it with hate. Look at Gandhi – he helped to free India through non-violent protests.
I hope you will inspiring and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the first episode. Let me know in the comments below.