I spent 3 years learning about sustainability, and this is the truth you need to know
What does being sustainable mean to you?
3 years ago, I had the pleasure of having an exciting conversation with my friend Gabriela. We spoke about everything regarding global warming, sustainability, going zero waste, plastic pollution…and from reading online articles on this topic, we understood the big problem the world is facing. Let me put it in perspective for you:
● Around 30 million tonnes of household waste is generated in the UK every year, of which 5.9 million tonnes is packaging.
● We throw away more than 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year from our homes – most of which could have been safely consumed.
● The UK has the highest consumption of new clothing in Europe, with the average person buying 26.7kg of new clothes each year
● In the UK, the majority of people will handle over 50 types of packaging every day.
My journey started with me finding ways of being more sustainable, like trying to go to zero waste, but all those things I was trying to do were not working for me. They were hard to stick to because they weren’t part of my lifestyle, and I wasn’t trying to be perfect, I was and am trying to give my commitment to the planet through improved actions.
The most interesting thing about this is that the change starts with all of us and our 1% commitment, but people seem to think that their actions have no consequences on the bigger picture, which is far from the truth, and this is what I learned over the last 3 years. The reality is that our actions have consequences, both for the good and the bad, and in this case, making small sustainable changes can have a big impact.
That’s why I decided to take matters into my own hands and develop a book that worked as a step-by-step guide for people who are trying to be more sustainable. I created a method that takes people on a habit-building journey to adopt sustainable changes based on their lifestyles, things that work for them that will be able to be committed to in the long term.
I’m really happy that the guide worked for me and the many users who bought it for themselves. If you want to get a copy, you can find it here.
It’s also fantastic to see that there are positive improvements happening in the world like:
– More sustainable energy projects are being developed.
– Solar energy for the house is more accessible now than ever.
– More brands are starting to adopt more sustainable packaging.
Would you like to be part of the change? You can get a free sample of the book here
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About The no-nonsense guide to sustainable and effective habits: A beginners step by step guide to adopting sustainable habits your own way by Maria Grande.
“In this transformative book, author Maria presents a refreshing approach to sustainability that cuts through the clutter and delivers straightforward, practical advice. No more overwhelming jargon or vague promises—just actionable steps that make a real difference. From the moment you open this book, you’ll embark on an enlightening journey that reveals the secrets to creating long-lasting, eco-conscious habits without the fuss.
Discover the power of simplicity as you learn to integrate sustainability effortlessly into your daily routine. Whether you’re a beginner looking to dip your toes into eco-friendly living or an experienced environmental enthusiast seeking fresh insights, this guide offers something for everyone. Maria’s compelling storytelling and relatable anecdotes will keep you engaged and inspired, making it a joy to implement sustainable practices in your life.
Unleash your creativity and adaptability as you explore cutting-edge research, innovative tips, and time-tested wisdom that will empower you to reduce your carbon footprint, minimize waste, and make ethical choices. Say goodbye to feeling overwhelmed and hello to a lifestyle that harmonizes with the planet and enhances your well-being.
“The No-Nonsense Guide to Sustainable & Effective Habits” is more than just a book—it’s a blueprint for transforming your life and leaving a legacy of positive change for future generations. Embrace simplicity, ignite your passion for sustainability, and become an agent of transformation. Join the ranks of those who dare to dream big and make a lasting impact on our world.”