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As a compulsive list-maker here is my sustainable goals list, I try to follow this but as a I said before life often gets in the way, but I keep this here to remind myself of what I am capable of doing for the environment :)
Sustainable Goals List
1. Compost (This has proven to be very hard, check out this post about how composting is almost mission impossible in an apartment)
2. Buy no new clothes and as little new stuff as possible. Second hand stores first. (This is hard, and definitely still a work in progress. Although this year I have significantly reduced the amount of mew clothes I have bought. But being an art major it is hard to truly environmental when I feel like I'm continually replenishing my stock of pencils, charcoal, paints...etc.)
3. Walk/Bike/Bus/Stairs (I do not own a car...this is easy!)
4. Buy local or bulk bin food as much as possible. (I have learned to love my local farmer's market and co-op. I found a farmers market on my campus!)
5. Reduce meat and animal product consumption.(I am almost 100% vegetarian now. I occasionally have fish(really I love love love tuna) and only eat meat when I'm eating at a friends house.)
6. No disposable containers/packaging (SO. HARD. I have converted from canned beans to dried beans, and I have started buying everything I can in the bulk bins with my reusable bulk bin bags. Still a work in progress.)
7. Learn to make my own soap, hair styling products, and cleaning products. (I now make my own hair products!)
8. NO more gum chewing (Success! I no longer chew gum. I bought a pack the other day...and haven't really chewed more than one piece. Addiction = broken!)
For the full detailed goals list (with all the sliiight exceptions I am making to these rules) see my first blog post.
Disclaimer: I am no expert on nutrition, the environment, or finances. SO take my advice with a (large) grain of salt :)