RIE'S SUSTAINABLE DAILY - VOL. 1
Hello I’m Rie, Borderless Creations Ambassador! I’m happy to announce that I will be starting blogging at Borderless Creations. My blog will be about how I incorporate and use the products on Borderless Creations in my daily life as well as my thoughts of sustainability.
For today’s blog, I will talk about what made me interested in sustainability and what I think are important for sustainable activities. I hope you enjoy reading it.
I usually work as an office worker and so I've been learning about sustainability on my own in my private time. I have been interested in organic products for a long time, and when I started studying for qualifications, I learned about a wide range of environmental and social issues. Until then, to be honest, I lived a life that puts burden on the environment, such as mass consumption and disposal of plastic products. However, now that I know the reality, I feel a sense of crisis and have started to deal with the problems myself by shifting to a more sustainale lifestyle with the help of the founders of Borderless Creations.
The past Plastic Free July challenge was a big challenge for me but it was more fun than I had imagined and I made many new discoveries. For example, when I stopped buying kimchi (Korean pickled vegetables) and instead made them by myself, I was delighted that no trash was generated. When I found an unused bar of soap at home which was plastic free, I was so happy to find it!
What I realized during the challenge was that it's important to "have fun and do what you can do." Living a sustainable life while feeling stressed will eventually become unsustainable. First off, find something that you know you can do. Once you start and keep going, you'll get used to it and it will become a habit. From there, slowly expand the range of your sustainable lifestyle challenge!
This is just a small part but these are some of the sustainable item that I use regularly.
At first, I wasn't sure if I can carry my own bottle as I thought it would be heavy, but as I got used to it, I became more attached to it and now I want to keep using it!
I hope that you would want to incorporate a more sustainable lifestyle to your daily life!
See you next time.
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