With the new year right around the corner, we're ready to prop our feet up with a cozy blanket and prep our mindset for positive changes ahead. We've compiled a short list of our top resources to help jumpstart your new-found sustainable lifestyle.
1. Listen to Livia Firth on Sustainable Fashion - Deliciously Ella Podcast
What is the human cost of fashion, how do our choices impact on others, is feminism at odds with fast fashion and how do you define sustainable fashion? Livia Firth, the founder of the green carpet challenge is talking us through her journey with bringing glamorous, sustainable fashion to the Oscars, visiting garment factories in Bangladesh, what to look for when we shop and so much more as she lifts the lid on the industry, showing us the responsibility that we have as citizens of the world and the way in which we wear the stories of those that make our clothes.
2. Read A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days - Anita Vandyke
Anita Vandyke wants to show you that by living zero waste, you actually gain more – more time, more money and more life.
A Zero Waste Life is the ultimate guide to radically reducing your waste, without losing your lifestyle. In her thirty–day challenge, Anita provides you with the rules, tips and tricks you need to eliminate plastic and live a cleaner, kinder life.
3. Watch The Trust Cost Documentary
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
4. Listen to Food Waste and Climate Change - Deliciously Ella Podcast
Food waste is one of the biggest challenges facing us today, with 25 million slices of bread thrown away every day in UK households and over $1 trillion dollars of food wasted every year. In this episode we look at just how serious it is, the huge role we as individuals play in it, and how we can tackle the issue with Tessa Clarke, from the food waste app, Olio.
5. Watch A Plastic Ocean Documentary
directed by the Australian journalist Craig Leeson. It dives into and investigates the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to our environment, especially our marine life.
6. Read Low Tox Life by Alex Stuart
Focusing on four key areas: Body, Home, Food and Mind, Low Tox Life, is your non-judgmental handbook to limiting the toxic load, for you, your family and the planet. At the forefront of the low tox movement, Alexx shares the latest science and advice from experts in each area, and tackles everything from endocrine-disruptors in beauty products to going low plastic in a high-plastic world, and how to clean without a hint of harmful toxins and avoid the products that are masquerading as non-toxic.