By Lesley Webb Peacesake's sustainability editor
Social distancing can take a small toll on living sustainably, but let’s act mindfully on our current situation
Create Your Dream Latte at Home
Since coffee shops are not accepting personal cups, it’s time to start making your coffee at home. Create that quarantine at home trend - foamy whipped coffee. Need a pastry? Bake some delicious homemade cookies, bread, or scones. Think about the money you will save from skipping constant coffee and pastry outings.
Rethink Your Plastic Bottle Consumption
Stock up on home water filters instead of water bottles. Take advantage of the water from your faucet. You will save money and reduce your plastic waste.
Connect with Nature
You can still enjoy the outdoors while quarantined - soak up some sun on your porch, balcony, or backyard with a good book. Go for a 15 minute walk with your favorite music humming in your ears.
Construct that Content
Use this time to reconnect with yourself. Start that side hussle of creating a website or blog about your passion. Start journaling to relieve the stress and anxiety you could be feeling.
Let’s expand our minds and learn about eco-conscious people and issues. I enjoy reading articles from Sierra Club Magazine to stay up to date on current green topics. Listen to a podcast while you're putting together your second quarantine puzzle. Check out these enlightening podcasts to learn more about sustainability experts and ideas - A Sustainable Mind Podcast and Sustainability Defined.
Quarantine and chill at home, but don’t forget to reflect, create, and inspire others - from a distance.
Live Mindfully, Live Sustainably
Sierra Club Magazine
A Sustainable Mind Podcast
Lesley Webb — Peacesake’s Sustainability Editor
Lesley is a Virginia Beach native who is passionate about environmental conservation. With a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Lynchburg, her interest bloomed in sustainable living. As a sustainability advocate, she is eager to spread knowledge on reducing waste and lowering your carbon footprint in order to reduce our impact on the environment. Lesley strives to live mindfully with an eco-conscious lifestyle through food, products, health, and education. With this blog, Lesley intends to spread simple sustainably mindful practices.