Green living: A cliché or a tabu?

Green living is a concept that has been hugely popular over the past years, leading to the creation of many self-esteemed health and lifestyle enthusiasts, bloggers and nutritionists. I cannot count myself as one of them, yet I do love this trend and think that people who pursue green living can be very loyal and devoted.

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My closest link between regular and natural life is the Atelier Dore (link below) where there are plenty of inspirational articles about conscious lifestyle and sustainable brands.

“I start choosing more ethically-sourced materials in my clothes, and natural ingredients in my cosmetics “

Cycling, raw food and recycling are only a few steps to success. As the next stage, I start choosing more ethically-sourced materials in my clothes, and natural ingredients in my cosmetics (proved to be extremely tricky because organic means neither natural nor bio). Because of the boom, it is extremely difficult to find a reliable company which supplies top-quality products at an affordable price range without trying to cash in on the innocent consumers.
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Ethics have been a huge discussion topic. However, I refuse to participate in this trend since I am aware that plenty of people who today swear by the eco-lifestyle will sooner or later convert to the next hot thing and forget about the wellbeing of our planet. I will not. For me, it is a challenge that lasts a lifetime.

“There are no judges, nor judgements on what I do and how much I achieve.”

Adapting lifestyle, as with any change, is time-consuming, determination-requiring and nerve-wrecking. Nevertheless, a strong motivation often helps. For me, it is the fact that, for the first time in my life, I have no competition. There are no judges, nor judgements on what I do and how much I achieve within a certain timeframe. This independence is absolutely worth the time and effort.

As Richard Gere once said, “be silly, be kind” because “none of us is getting out of here alive” (Road to Peace, 2016). With that in mind, I want to try to change – live better, longer, fuller. I go out, I stop and watch the beauty around me. But how long will it take to produce my first toothpaste and join the zero-waste movement? The answer is not when but how successfully each stage of the process will be achieved. Whatever outcome, it will always be positive because change is always a step forward.

 

REFERENCES:

Atelierdore.com: Eco-chic, Conscious Creations, Zero Waste (articles)

Road to peace,2016, http://www.roadtopeacefilms.com/road-to-peace/richard-gere-tells-us-to-live-a-full-life-theres-a-powerful-reason-why/ (Accessed 24/5/2017)

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