[My sustainable life goals for 2022]

Hello I’m Rie, Borderless Creations Ambassador! 

Today I want to talk about the sustainable lifestyle that I consider as my aspiration for 2022!

I have been interested in sustainability since 2021, and last year's aspiration started with "Let's carry my own bottle." Even now, a year after that, I am very happy to be able to bring my own bottle every day!

In addition, by incorporating sustainable items from Borderless Creations into my personal life, I feel that it was a year in which the amount of garbage in front of me decreased every day and I was able to contribute to the improvement of the global environment.

However, there are still things that haven't taken root and I want to take on these challenges.  Here are my four aspirations related to sustainable life for 2022!

1. Refuse

When I go to the cafe, I want to be able to say that I don't need wet towels, straws, disposable cups, etc. Last year, I was sometime too late and sometimes forgot to say it, so this year I would like to always keep "Refuse" in mind!

↑ By bringing your own wet towel, you will not get any extra garbage, so it will be stress-free! As with bringing your own bottle, it's important to make this a habit.

2. Spread the words about sustainable lifestyle to people close to you.

Last year, I first focused on learning and practicing sustainable lifestyle for myself. This year, I would like to actively introduce these lifestyles not only on the blog but also to my family, friends, and people in the company I work at  so that they would want to happily try! If we can introduce and change the thoughts of people close to us, I think that good communication will spread from there.

↑ Tony's Chocolonely: A brand created to make chocolate that does not rely on forced labor. The raw materials used are Fair Trade certified. The package is also fashionable, so just giving it as a gift is likely to start a conversation about sustainable lifestyle!

3. Experience organic farming.

Last year I had a lot of opportunities to learn about organic, so I want to make time for more output as well as input! "Food" is especially important in the organic field. There is no doubt that it is safe to have the JAS organic certification mark, but by actually experiencing the mechanism of organic farming, you can understand the importance of organic farming and realize the difference from conventional farming.

↑ I often buy vegetables from local organic farmers and support the producers! 

4. Learn about vegan food

Last year, I incorporated vegan food into my personal life, but I started without much knowledge of nutrition, so I sometimes got sick. However, I also want to protect the planet and animals. In the future, I would like to learn how to incorporate a healthy vegan diet.

↑ Recently, I've started reading this book.

This is an introductory book, great for beginners! The contents are very easy to understand; such as the origin of vegan, the relationship with environmental problems, and recipes, so I would like to gradually incorporate them!

This year, I would like to continue the sustainable lifestyle that I practiced last year, dig deeper into individual content, and practice it more!

How about incorporating a few sustainable lifestlyle goals as your aspirations for 2022? Bring your own bag, try living with the 3Rs in mind, watch a movie about environmental issues, etc.

Let's start together from simple goals!