Scaling to 46 years, humans have been here 4 hours, the industrial revolution began 1 minute ago, and in that time we’ve destroyed more than half the world’s forests.

This is NOT Sustainable.                                                       
France becomes first country to ban all plastic cups and plates to save environment
France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials. The law, which comes into effect in 2020, is part of the Energy Transition for Green Growth – an ambitious plan that aims to allow France to make a more effective contribution to tackling climate change. Although some ecologists’ organisations are in favour of the ban, others argue that it has violated European Union rules on free movement of goods.

BUILDING GREEN: blending traditional craft and cutting-edge technique, David Hornblow’s house in Bali is contracted almost entirely of bamboo - photography: Stephen Johnson - text: Aaron Peasley - styling: Michael Reynolds - AD May 2017

  • On the lowest level of the four-story master suite, homeowner David Hornblow dozes in an oculus chair by Ibuku.
10 notes to self (& others): minimalism journey
  1. Clear surfaces and uncluttered spaces for a less stressful environment
  2. Feel free to unplug, “detox” and partake in digital breaks regularly (this includes social media, electronics, and everything concerning digital minimalism)
  3. Saying “No” to things like commitments that aren’t passions, stuff from family members and friends, and stressful social situations. This allows the possibility of engaging in activities and including things in my life that better my well-being and exercise mindfulness
  4. Be realistic about entertaining decorations and events. There’s no reason to go gung-ho on wasteful decorations that you won’t reuse again or have a use for after wards. Same goes with supplies and clothing/costumes for themed-parties. For example, if you have 20 various drinking glasses but only use 2 or 5 when you have company over, and/or don’t throw social-gatherings frequently, then ask yourself do you really need all 20 drinking glasses. For themed-party attire, look into borrowing from a friend or becoming more creative with what you do have. If it’s truly essential to you and you want to get into the spirit of a big costume event, then look into renting.
  5. Love what you do and do what you love (this includes employment, daily activities, you name it)
  6. Get into the habit of shopping with a budget/limit
  7. Put effort towards choosing quality over quantity specifically when it comes to household items and clothes
  8. Invest in experiences instead of items or materialism
  9. Take your time with decluttering and try to categorize what you want to declutter. Enjoy the journey and enjoy getting to learn more about what’s important to you. It’s part of the process. You don’t need to become victim to some 30-day challenge. If you want to focus on a specific room in your house or collection of items you have, take that baby step first. Minimalism is a mindset that paves a way to mindful (and often times, sustainable) habits
  10. Before eliminating, consider downsizing first. It makes the process not only less stressful but more realistic. You get a better feel of what’s manageable and compliments your natural groove of living

mountain tea bought straight off the side of the road. it has a subtle taste but definitely hits the spot. coming from australia we can rarely bring any food home but now we live in the uk this baby is coming back with me 🌿🍵✨

in llogara, albania with yoga adventure retreats & outdoor albania Buying second hand or eco-friendly clothing reduces textile waste, helps the planet, and makes your wardrobe infinitely more fly.