21 Things I’ve Learned Along The Way

Da-da-da-daaaaaa!

My final post here at A Little Change.

A big thank you to everyone who has encouraged me along the journey, written comments, and just dropped by to read a post every now and then.

If you have been making little changes yourself, keep going and tell your friends what you are doing. Hopefully by all of us continuing to make small changes and inspiring others we will make bigger changes for the future.

Just to finish off here are 20 things I’ve learned along the way.

Thanks again for your support.

Bernie.

  1. Just because a company has eco in it’s name it doesn’t mean it is at all eco-minded
  2. When a carton of eggs states they are free-range this does not always mean what we think it does
  3. Palm oil sucks
  4. If a price is too good to be true it probably is and someone else is having to pay the price, generally it’s the environment
  5. Factory farms exist in Australia and will continue to do so if we do not change our rate of meat and dairy consumption
  6. Don’t judge, everyone is doing the best they can
  7. The power to make change belongs to me as the consumer
  8. There are sooo many reasons why we should all eat less meat
  9. Homemade is best
  10. We need to talk about things that bother us, you will probably find everyone has the same concerns for the environment and wants to live more sustainably
  11. There is a dark side to chocolate and I’m not talking about the semisweet type which you might dip a strawberry into
  12. A life with less stuff is easier
  13. A month without TV was not awful, actually it was a lot of fun and has still changed our household for the better
  14. Australians waste A LOT of food
  15. Meal planning is amazing. Less food waste, no-one asking what’s for dinner and more chance of me trying out a new vegetarian recipe
  16. It pays to be organised with gift giving. You end up buying more thoughtful gifts and you have a better feeling about what you are giving
  17. It’s worth learning what our labels on food and other products actually mean
  18. When you can’t find second-hand gifts there are other great options to still give a sustainable and ethical gift
  19. Sometimes it’s scary being ‘that green person’ but the benefits outweigh the scariness
  20. Pick up three pieces of rubbish everyday.
  21. Don’t be too hard on yourself. When you make a mistake, learn from it and move on.

Good luck!
Bernie.

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