Monday, September 21, 2015

Sustainable September 2015 - Day Twenty Two

Hey my dear friends,

Today is the International Day of Peace.
"Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. The work of the United Nations would not be possible without the initial partnerships that were active in its creation and the thousands of partnerships each year between governments, civil society, the private sector, faith-based groups and other non-governmental organizations that are needed to support the Organization in achieving its future goals." (United Nations 2015)

I love that International Day of Peace is also a day focussed on Kindness to all. No matter what race, colour, creed, religion, sexual preference, or status in a country, a person deserves a safe place to live without the treat of death. I hope that no matter where you are, you are safe. You are free and you are living in peace.

Now back to Sustainable September and kindness to the environment. How did you go with the bulk buying/waste less purchases? Did you find a new place near you that will sell to you waste free?

I will be heading there again to the Wasteless Pantry because it is just so awesome! :) The staff there was just so lovely.

Today's sustainable September idea is about Reusing.

Page 19 from the book: Zero Waste Home

September 22: Mend something you already own.

Instead of replacing it, fixing it is more environmentally friendly. A large part of the problem with environmental issues in this beautiful world of ours is the obsession with replacing instead of repairing. 
We are a consumer society that buys instead of fixes. We buy one time use items instead of spending more for good quality. It seriously takes time to think about what we buy. I still have to think about what i buy and why!? I mean often I buy stuff no because I want it but because others have that item. Not because it is something I love or need, but because it is something I broke and cant be bothered to fix it. I have done this lots of times, all of which contribute to landfill and damage to the environment. So even though i have done this in the past I will endeavour to do something different. If we can reuse the same items again and again, even repair them, then we can protect the environment little by little.

KINDNESS IDEA: take time to smile at strangers today. Be at peace and be kind for the International Day of Peace. 

I hope this finds you all well.
Love Daena xx

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