activism · decluttering · minimalism

The Story of Stuff – you will never look at your purchases the same again

Even before I started PathToLess, I knew that everything we produced and consumed had an impact on the environment, but it was more of a vague awareness that didn’t translate into any specific numbers or actions for me. After I became more self-conscious about the environmental impact we have on the planet and the consequences… Continue reading The Story of Stuff – you will never look at your purchases the same again

activism · minimalism

Getting ready for #secondhandseptember

One of the advantages of being online is having an endless source of ideas to keep things interesting when it comes to sustainability. Being environmentally friendly and making conscious consumer choices can get hard, given all the additional work that has to go into even the simplest tasks. Doing challenges and focusing on specific areas… Continue reading Getting ready for #secondhandseptember

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This is it. We’ve run out of renewable resources

The Earth Overshoot Day is this weekend (on August 22 to be specific). Starting August 23 we will be using our planet’s resources that Earth is unable to regenerate this year. That’s it. That’s the post. Starting Sunday, everything you consume, and everything you throw out is not something that Earth can grow back for… Continue reading This is it. We’ve run out of renewable resources

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2020 Earth Overshoot Day has been calculated

I first came across the concept of Earth Overshoot Day in October 2019, when I was doing research for my ecological footprint post. It was both fascinating and terrifying. I was fascinated by the idea and impressed that someone came up with it and managed to calculate it. But it was terrifying to see how… Continue reading 2020 Earth Overshoot Day has been calculated

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The best goal for 2020 is to try and #MoveTheDate

I’ve written about the Earth Overshoot Day in the past and about the ecological footprint each of us has. I’ve written about all the ways we could lower our impact on the environment. Here’s the cruel truth: In 2019 Earth Overshoot Day was July 29. On July 30 we started to use resources Earth cannot… Continue reading The best goal for 2020 is to try and #MoveTheDate

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Greenwashing and the one fool-proof solution to protect yourself from it

Trying to be more sustainable means paying closer attention to what I’m buying and how sustainable those items are. I honestly thought I could take those labels at face value. Don’t judge me. Thankfully, YouTube quickly introduced me to the term “Greenwashing”, which the Internet defines as the act of portraying an organization’s product or… Continue reading Greenwashing and the one fool-proof solution to protect yourself from it

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Why you should care about your city’s public transportation

I don’t have a driving license. In fact, I don’t have a car. I’d like to say that the choice to not go to driving school while all my high school friends were signing up for it was based on environmental reasons, but I wasn’t that woke at eighteen. The actual reason why I didn’t… Continue reading Why you should care about your city’s public transportation

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What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

At the beginning of this year (2019 for those reading it in the future) my employer started talking about and actively promoting United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It sounded incredible and I was surprised that nobody in my environmental social media circles was talking about them. I mean it took a multinational corporation for… Continue reading What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals