Mindfulness and green living go hand-in-hand for me. The definition of mindfulness (according to Google) is "the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something." There are so many aspects of green living which can be thought of as mindful.
Call me crazy but I'm thinking of using flowers from my own garden in my wedding bouquet. Well, why not? They are already there, my garden is full of beautiful flowers throughout the summer, so nothing new would be produced just to be cut for one day in my hands. They are organically grown and completely natural as much of my garden is self-seeded anyway.
Remember that it is possible to be green and still enjoy going on holiday. But it's important to think about how you go and what you do once you're there.
This was my first attempt at being plastic-free for a whole month (See my original post here) and, as predicted, I ran into a few problems.
A garden transformation: from unhealthy lawn to natural, insect, bee and butterfly heaven! See the photo timeline here.
If you follow the green community on social media, you'll have seen the latest drive for a plastic-free July. The zero-wasters are promoting their cause by showing how it can be done for just one month (and then hopefully it will encourage participants to carry on throughout the year).
Let's just take a moment to have a really close look at H&M and their CONSCIOUS range. Is H&M a conscious, ethical supplier or is it just another 'trend' to get more of their target market shopping in H&M!?