11.05.17

There Is No One Size Fits All Green Lifestyle

Kira Simpson

We all live different lives and have different values. What I deem to be ethical or sustainable may not be the same for you.

I compost my food waste but don’t grow my own food. I buy second hand clothing but also buy new.

I use a Keepcup for coffee but buy my berries wrapped in plastic.

I’m not vegan or even vegetarian but I’ve reduced my meat intake dramatically over the last year.

I support small Australian businesses who manufacture ethically, but I also purchase from large companies with shady supply chains for the quality and longevity of their clothes.

 

The point is, I am not perfect but I live a life that reflects my values and I am making a difference in my own way.

And you are too.

This notion that there is only one way to live “greener” is ridiculous. Shaming someone because they don’t live in a way that sits well with you is not the way to change how we all live and consume.

We need more encouragement and more support so everyone can feel good about taking steps towards positive change in their own lives.

These are the values upon which I have built The Green Hub. We’re not perfect and we don’t judge.

There is no one size fits all green lifestyle but we all have the ability to create positive change in the world. Each, in our own small way.

Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is a sustainability activist, climate optimist and founder, and editor of The Green Hub. Her own sustainable living journey began five years ago when she realised our choices matter. What we eat, where we shop, what we wear, how we live, these choices have the power to shape the kind of world we want to live in. Since launching The Green Hub in 2016 she has grown the blog to become a platform for sustainable fashion and conscious living helping people make lifestyle choices which are kinder to the planet.