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Business with Purpose


Mar 23, 2022

Hey everyone! It’s episode 290, so that means it’s time for another solo show featuring me. Every 10 episodes I do a solo show or feature an extra special guest, like my husband.

Can you believe I have come out with a new episode every single Wednesday since I started this show in summer 2016? If you count the bonus episodes, I’ve done, it’s probably more than 300 shows.

If you’re new here, welcome! If you’re a returning listener, thank you so much for your support.

Today’s show is all about being more sustainable and living with less. I’m sharing 25 simple tips for living with less and living more sustainably.

4:05 – Crunchy-lite

  • I’m not a hippy tree-hugger, but I like to think of myself as crunchy-lite.
  • I can’t fit all my trash in a mason jar, but I think we produce way too much waste.
  • We dispose of our stuff without thinking about the impact that that stuff has on the environment.

5:26 – Dandora dump

  • A few years ago I went to Kenya and got to visit the Dandora dump, the largest landfill in east Africa.
  • It was one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen. Tons of trash, including brand new shirts with logos of the losing Super Bowl team, were dumped there.

25 simple tips for living with less and living more sustainably

9:10 – Reusable straws

10:32 – Reusable water bottle, coffee tumbler

11:15 – Zero-waste or refillable bath products

12:52 – Refillable soaps and house cleaners

14:31 – Recycling bin in the bathroom

15:04 – Reusable grocery bags

16:19 – Reusable produce bags

16:57 – Local produce boxes or farmer’s markets

17:35 – Reusable beeswax plastic wrap

18:33 – Reusable snack bags and lunch containers

19:36 – Cloth napkins

20:44 – Handkerchiefs

21:20 – Reusable muslin face cloths

22:16 – Washable makeup remover cloth

22:59 – Menstrual cup

23:52 – Cloth diapers

24:48 – Roll-free toilet paper or bidets

26:09 – Rechargeable batteries

26:15 – Shop consignment

26:38 – Repair clothing

27:47 – Sustainable toys

28:14 – Go paperless

28:37 – Unsubscribe from mailing lists

29:05 – Borrow books from the library

FEATURED QUOTES

You truly have absolutely no idea the kind of impact you have on my life and this community. It means so much to me.

I’m not like a hippy tree-hugger, but I like to think of myself as crunchy-lite.

We dispose of our stuff without thinking about the impact that that stuff has on the environment.

Thank you to our partner of the show!

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