How You CAN Make A Difference To This Planet, Even If You’re Useless

Vix xxx

  1. Nicola Masters

    December 11th, 2017 at 22:58

    Love this! I live by the sea and the plastic I’m forever picking up at the beach makes me sad, but then I go home and pour shampoo out of a plastic bottle and I know I’m no better than the people I’m tutting at. My aim for 2018 is to go plastic free. I have a feeling it’ll be tricky.

  2. Laila

    December 12th, 2017 at 11:01


  3. Jay

    December 12th, 2017 at 11:04

    Can’t put into words how much I loved this post. Blue Planet kicked me right in the feels too. The kid and I have started making changes at home. We made a lot of ethically good choices without really realising it (mostly because I’m tight and don’t want to pay for electricity and water we’re not using) but It wasn’t until I really got in to recycling that I realised how many plastics can’t be recycled ? I’m trying to take it one step at a time but it’s like when your eyes are open, they are open and I want to stop using micro beads, only use ethically sorced palm oil, save the bees … basically I want to save it all xxx

  4. Ellie Patterson

    December 12th, 2017 at 12:29

    If that clip in Blue Planet of the whale carrying it’s newborn calf that has died due to plastic pollution didn’t hit you in the feels.. I honestly don’t know what would.

    I definitely need to put some of these into practice. Especially turning off lights when I leave rooms and turning the tv off when I decide to watch something on my laptop.. rather than sticking it on mute. Oh.. and re-using bags! You would think I was keeping them to make a plastic bag quilt if you saw the number i have collected in the last few months.

    I’m lucky in that flat has a normal bin and a big recycling bin that you can chuck everything in and don’t need to sort through first.

  5. Lisa

    December 12th, 2017 at 14:58

    I am definitely more aware of the environment and a more ethical living than I was a few years ago. I am vegetarian and lactose-intolerant, which often results in cooking vegan dishes, anyway, although I am not actively following a vegan diet – I still use honey and eggs, for example. I’ve been carrying my own canvas bags with me for years now, which I never realised was a good step towards a better environment. I still occasionally fuck up and buy a takeaway coffee in a paper cup or only take my smallest handbag and end up buying a 5p plastic bag, but for the most part, I think I’m doing alright here – there’s always room for improvement, though!

  6. Laura

    December 12th, 2017 at 16:29

    Couldn’t agree more with this post!
    Canvas bags or just foldable ones for your bag are a must! I still have to include the cap in my routine, the only thing stopping me right now is how much stuff I need to carry with me everyday, I’ll never be the lady with a small handbag.
    As per the meat… Oh I do love meat, but now I only eat it 2-3 times per week and I’ve become more conscious about which meat I buy (bye Tesco meat…).
    I would add one more tip to this post: never buy bottled water again. Bottled water has a massive impact on the enviroment, from how it is “harvested” to the tons of pastic disposable bottles in the world. Carry a water bottel with you, nowadays there are a lot of water fountains to fill them up.

    That’s all, and this is also coming from someone pretty rubbish at all this conscious stuff, but I am trying, one step at a time…


  7. Lucy

    December 13th, 2017 at 23:55

    Yes, I love this! It’s so important to just be mindful of the little things and make the changes we are able to make rather than being overwhelmed by the enormity of potential change and deciding to go for nothing rather than all. If we start off by trying to make these little bits habits, we can slowly work our way towards living a more ethical life. Buying ethical clothing is a big one too! We’re really lucky in Exeter to have an awesome shop called Sancho’s Dress which does amazing ethical fashion and gifts (you can order online too haha, cheeky plug for my fave shop!) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  8. Abi Street

    December 14th, 2017 at 10:41

    I have definitely been thinking more about my ethical choices recently and am going to start making more ethical swaps to try to somewhat help. I love your honesty in this

    Abi | abistreetx

  9. Shauna

    December 14th, 2017 at 12:17

    I absolutely adored this post Vix! I think these are amazing steps that anyone can take to help our beautiful planet out a bit more and I absolutely adore how you’re promoting it and bringing light to the topic. Thank you!!

    Shauna |

  10. Steph Dring

    December 16th, 2017 at 13:27

    I feel like I’m one of the only people who hasn’t seen Blue Planet…
    But I agree with this post and I really try but I’m just so forgetful!

  11. Alice

    December 18th, 2017 at 15:02

    As an environmental consultant this makes me happy, but it also shows how if everyone made the effort to make just a few small changes, overall the difference would be extraordinary! alice xxx

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