Bread is an environmental villain

BREAD WASTE is an environmental villain. Every year, 15% of all baked bread is discarded in Sweden .. 80,000 TONS just in Sweden. Taste that number. Households throw 30,000 tonnes a year (biggest reason is mold) and the stores 28,000 tonnes. Thus 219 tons per day. In ONE country. Insane Numbers! This needs to stop.

I bake my own bread, freeze it the same day and only take out what we need at night for the next morning. Thus fresh bread every morning and no bread wasted. Do you have any other smart solution to this problem? Please share in comments!

Trying to live a sustainable life

Have you participated in plasticfree July? If so, how did it go?

I have to admit that I didn’t manage. July has been so tough for me personally being exhausted with kids at home and getting the news that we have mold and water damage in our bathroom and kids room and that we need to find somewhere else to live for about four months during rebuild.. that I didn’t have the energy for the challenge. And that’s ok too. Not putting that pressure on myself to be sustainable in every single area of every single day. Trying to live a sustainable life is as much about the inside as the outside. ⁣

Managing our physical and mental health, stress levels, belongings and consumption and being sustainable in all areas is not always an easy task. But I am human and I do what I can and that’s enough. Like prioritising the ability to raise super kind vegan humans that will grow up to save the world one day. And using sustainable and no poo products in the bathroom.

You may not think our efforts to reduce waste are making a difference. But if every single one of us reduced our waste by 50%, think about what a huge impact that would have!

Sustainable Everyday Products in the kitchen

Happy monday! 🌸 Hope you had a great weekend with lots of good food! 💚 ⠀⠀⁣

I try to minimize my waste & always use the food that is nearest it’s due date when cooking and try to always use the whole product and not throw away eatable food (for example the broccoli stalk). I buy bruised food as often I can. I invent new dishes with yesterdays leftovers. When it comes to the dishes I have swopped plastic with natural products:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣
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♥ ︎ A washcloth in organic natural material can be washed & used again & again. This gives less waste & no microplastics.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣
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♥ ︎A brush in organic natural material. ⠀⠀

♥ ︎Eco detergent or even better, hard Soap instead of detergent in plastic bottle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣
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What is your best sustainable tip when it comes to the kitchen? 

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Sustainable Everyday Products in the bathroom - Hållbara vardagsprodukter i badrummet

It's my birthday today! :) Celebrating with a yummy nice cream bowl and giving you some sustainable tips.

I have replaced soap and shampoo/conditioner in plastic packaging with hard soaps. I tried the water method for several months to really reduce my climate impact when it comes to my hair, but unfortunately my hair didn't seem to accept it. So then I think washing my hair with a shampoo bar or bicarbonate is a great alternative. I rather not put anything on my skin that I wouldn’t eat & like to use natural products.

♥ ︎ SOAP. Organic soap for hands & body without harmful chemicals & plastic packaging.

♥ ︎ SHAMPOO. Organic shampoo soap without harmful chemicals & plastic packaging. Can be used as a body soap as well.

♥ ︎ CONDITIONER. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to 1 liter of water. Pour or spray the mixture through the hair and make sure it also comes down to the scalp. Let sit for a while if you want to rinse off. The smell disappears when the hair dries, even if you leave it behind.

♥ ︎ DRY SHAMPOO. Potato flour (for a blonde) or carob powder (for a brunette)

♥ ︎ FACE SOUP. I wash my face with a vegan soap that consists of a mixture of activated carbon, coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter that moisturize, absorb impurities and restore the skin's natural balance.

♥ ︎ INSTEAD OF FACE CREAM. I often use jojoba oil and aloe vera to moisturise my face. In summer I also use a vegan eco sun cream.

♥ TONER. You can make your own on toner of water and apple cider vinegar. Dilute approximately 2 parts of water and 1 part apple cider vinegar.

♥ SCRUB. I make my own body scrub with coffee grind and coconut oil. Perfect way to use the waste from coffee as well.

♥ ︎ COTTON SWABS. Change to compostable tops in bamboo & organic cotton.

I hope you got some inspiration to make your own bathroom a little more sustainable. Wishing you a nice day!

Ja må ja jag leva ja må jag leva ja må jag leva uti hundrade år! Idag fyller jag år! :) Firar med en härlig nice cream bowl och att ge er några göttiga hållbara tips.

Sustainableinfluencers har hållbara vardagsprodukter som tema under juni så därför vill jag tipsa om badrumsprodukter jag använder i min vardag. Jag har bytt ut tvål och shampoo/balsam i plastförpackningar mot hårda tvålar. Jag försökte mig på vattenmetoden i flera månader för att verkligen minska min klimatpåverkan när det gäller håret, men mitt hår verkade tyvärr inte acceptera det. Alla hår är ju olika. Så då tycker jag att tvätta håret med en shampookaka eller bikarbonat är ett toppen alternativ. Jag lägger helst inte något på min hud som jag inte skulle äta och jag tycker om att använda naturliga produkter.

♥︎ SCHAMPOOTVÅL. Ekologisk schampotvål utan skadliga kemikalier & plastförpackningar.

♥︎ BALSAM. Surskölj: 1 msk äppelcidervinäger till 1 liter vatten. Häll eller spraya blandningen genom håret och se till att det även kommer ner i hårbotten. Låt sitta en stund om du vill skölja ur. Lukten försvinner när håret torkar även om du låter det sitta kvar.

♥︎ TORRSHAMPOO. Potatismjöl (blond) eller carobpulver (om du är brunett)

♥︎ ANSIKTSTVÅL. Jag tvättar ansiktet med en vegansk detoxtvål som består av en blandning av aktivt kol, kokosolja, olivolja och sheasmör som återfuktar, absorberar orenheter och återställer hudens naturliga balans.

♥︎ ANSIKTSKRÄM. Oftast smörjer jag in huden med jojobaolja och aloe vera. På sommaren använder jag ekologiskt och veganskt solskydd.

♥︎ TONER. Istället för toner kan du göra en egen på vatten och äppelcidervinäger. Späd ungefär 2 delar vatten och 1 del äppelcidervinäger. Badda med en rondell.

♥ SCRUBB. Jag gör min egen kroppskrubb med kaffesump och kokosnötolja. Perfekt sätt att använda avfallet från när du gjort kaffe också.

♥︎ BOMULLSTOPPS. Byt till komposterbara tops i bambu & ekologisk bomull.

Jag hoppas du blev inspirerad till att göra ditt eget badrum lite mer hållbart. Önskar dig en fin dag!

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable consumption, what is that?

Sustainable consumption has been defined by the UN as: “To be able to buy what we need to be able to meet our needs, without jeopardizing the opportunities of future generations to be able to meet their needs.”

To achieve a more sustainable consumption that contributes to sustainable development, everyone in society must help. Sweden is in tenth place over the countries that emit the most polluting gases per person. But much of what we consume, including clothes and electronics, has been manufactured in other countries and is therefore counted as emissions in China, India and Bangladesh and not with us. Should the emissions be counted in the countries where the goods are consumed instead, Swedes would emit twice as much per person (12 tonnes/year). This says something about how much our consumption affects emissions. I believe that we all need to drastically reduce our consumption and encourage you to shop second hand as much as possible to reduce your impact on the climate. What is your opinion of this?

I made a video to share my thoughts about the Climate Crisis, Minimalism & Veganism. I also share some tips on being more sustainable and how to go vegan.

World Ocean Day

Every year more than eight million tonnes of plastic gets dumped into our oceans, killing underwater wildlife and weakening the fragile marine ecosystem. ⁣

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The problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is even worse. Tiny broken up pieces of plastic (microplastic) aren’t just floating at the water’s surface but are pervasive down thousands of feet. There’s actually more microplastic 1,000 feet down than there is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch according to new research. ⁣It could even be in the fish you eat..This breaks my heart, that we are destroying our beutiful oceans and the marine wildlife.

I am also so sad to see so much trash in nature everywhere I go. I can’t understand why people do it, when it’s so easy to pick up afteryourself and throw it in a trashbin. Everyday I am cleaning up the trash I see in my sorroundings so today I decided to start a new hashtag called #trashtageverydamnday. I am challenging you to join me in the fight of cleaning our sorroundings!  Every effort counts. Love and light to you all.

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World Environment Day

Today it is the World Environment Day, which is celebrated to pay attention to environmental and climate issues. This year's focus is air pollution.

Air pollution is considered to be our greatest health problem. According to figures from the UN, 9/10 people worldwide breathe polluted air. Air pollution causes 1 of 9 deaths globally and is estimated to account for 7 million premature deaths. Air pollution causes respiratory problems, heart attacks, lung cancer and stroke. Air pollution also damages our environment through increased oxygen in the oceans and more difficult conditions for plants to grow and contributes to climate change. But the good news is that air pollution can be prevented, there are solutions but we need to act now. Here are some tips for you to be more sustainable and part of the solution:

  • Travel with the environment in mind. Use your bike, walk or ride public transport.

  • Eat plants instead of meat and dairy products that account for large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Pick up the garbage you see in nature.

  • Consume less. Limit waste and food waste. Shop less and when you buy buy mainly secondhand. The clothing industry accounts for more emissions than aviation and shipping.

  • Don’t use single plastic items. Bring your own metal straw.

  • Plant trees.

  • Switch to green electricity from renewable sources.

  • Save your money in sustainable funds where the money is not invested in large climate bucks.

  • Make your own cleaning supplies and beauty products.

  • Try to shop food that is package free as much as possible to lower your waste.

  • Use what you already have. Borrow the things you can.

I am not perfect, I am not a minimalist nor a zero waster (yet), but there is were I am striving to be and I hope to inspire you to take more conscious steps towards a sustainable lifestyle.

Together we create a better world!

The kids are our future

As long as my hearts still beats, I will fight for a bright future for all beautiful beings on this earth. 💚

I am raising my vegan kids to be kind, emphatic human beings with love and kindness for eveyone. If you have kids I hope you do the same. We adults have destroyed the planet enough, let’s help each other to raise the smarter generation that will save us all. Listen to your kids. They know what we have to do, be kind to the planet and all earthlings. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Happy mothers day to all fantastic mothers! You are amazing! Glad mors dag!

European Parliament Election

In Sweden on May 26, there will be elections to the European Parliament. This choice is particularly important for the environment and climate as a large part of the EU countries' environmental policy is affected by EU decisions. I am voting for the climate and our kids future and hope you do the same!

Den 26 maj är det val till EU-parlamentet. Det här valet är extra viktigt för miljö och klimat eftersom en stor del av EU-ländernas miljöpolitik påverkas av EU-beslut. Naturskyddsföreningen har gjort en genomgång av vad partierna har gjort och vill göra. De har även ett poddavsnitt av podden Skarpt läge med tema EU-valet också. För dig som vill läsa mer: så mycket lovar partierna för miljön.

Hållbar Mobilitet - Green Mobility

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Hur reser du?

Jag diggar hållbart resande! Tror inte på pekpinnar, utan att alla gör vad de kan men att alla hållbara steg är bra, små som stora!⁣ Vi bor i en storstad, så vi behöver inte äga en bil utan reser med cykel, tåg, buss eller om vi verkligen behöver hyra en bil. Jag vet att det kan vara svårare om du bor på landet, men fortfarande möjligt. ⁣⁣

När barnen var så stora att det började bli tungt att köra dem i barnvagn så investerade jag i en Livelo elcykel, för att underlätta lämning/hämtning på förskola och pendling till jobbet. Som vi älskade att swisha fram med den cykeln! För barnen blev den korta resan till föris en rolig färd där vi sjung sånger och hade roligt tillsammans medans vi swishade fram och för mig blev det enklare med logistiken och få med alla 12657 jackor, vantar, stövlar, väskor, gosedjur etc som ska fraktas fram och tillbaks varje dag. Tyvärr blev cykeln för trång för barnen tillslut så vi sålde den på blocket och nu funderar vi på nästa lösning.

Kan du resa grönare? Gör du några långa resor med bil som du kanske kunde göra med tåg? Jag bara önskar att det ska bli billigare att resa med tåg så att det blir det självklara valet!

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I am a big believer in green mobility. We live in a big city, so we don’t have to own a car. Instead we travel by bicycle, train, buss or if we really need to rent a car. I know it can be trickier if you live on the countryside, but still possible.⁣

How do you travel? 🚲 Can you travel greener? Do you make any long trips in your country by a car that you could do by train? Just food for thought. Enjoy your day!
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#greenmobility #cykelpendla #greentravel  #sustainabletravel #sustainable #sustainableinfluencers #tågsemester #hållbarmobilitet

My motivation

I woke up one day and realised that I had been blinded in thinking that it was enough for me to be a vegetarian, that the food industry wasn’t that bad.. Then I looked into the eyes of my firstborn child as I was breastfeeding and felt a huge sorrow for all the cows that were draged away screaming from their child and thought what if someone would do that to me. ⁣I felt like the biggest hypocrite.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I educated myself more and realized how fooled I had been by the industry and society. It took me a while to learn the way and go full vegan but I have never regretted my decision to become vegan or raise my kids vegan. I feel so proud over our family. ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My biggest motivator (except the animal cruelty) is to be able to look my kids in the eyes and say, in our family we did everything we could for this planet and the ones living on it.

Are you vegan? If so, what was your turning point?⁣

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We all have to work together for our future

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Did you know that between 200 and 2,000 animal extinctions occur every year? We only have a few years left to save the planet before reaching 2 degrees higher temperature on earth. If that happens it will mean the death of all coral reefs and higher water levels which will lead to many disasters in the world.

One thing that is easy and you can do today: is to REDUCE your meat intake! Did you know that eating meat is equivalent to driving a car 6213 miles/year? The stores are full of plant based and sustainable options today! You can eat yummy food and still be animal and planet friendly.

Things you can do today to help save the Earth 🌍

  • Be informed - One of the best things you can do is to stay up to date with the latest climate news and informed with what is happening around the world to our environment. If you like movies - Cowspiracy, Before the flood, Forks over Knives & What the Health is a good start.

  • Speak up - It's not just about being informed about environmental issues, but it's also speaking about them. The environment receives very little coverage on the news, in politics and in our daily conversations. It is time for a change! By spreading the word about the threats of climate change and the opportunities that arise when action is taken, the environment can begin to gain the attention it need. Talk to your friends, use social media and make your voice heard to make sure companies and leaders do everything they can to protect our planet.

  • Eat sustainably - Food production is one of the most significant drivers of climate change, contributing to around a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Much of those emissions can be attributed to the production of meat and dairy products. By moving away from a meat-dominated diet towards a more plant-based, you will lower your impact on the environment. Not only that, cutting down on meat and dairy products saves many animals from suffering and can dramatically reduce your weekly food bills with vegetables, grains and beans being far cheaper.

  • Inspire a friend/colleague to eat a vegan lunch - It’s more fun together!

  • Leave your car at home - Walk, ride your bike or use public transport instead. A very immediate and significant way of lowering your environmental impact is by travelling sustainably.

  • Buy sustainably - Buy second hand, buy less or support eco-friendly products. Not only will this save you money and prevent clutter in your home, it reduces waste, which has a huge impact on the environment. When you buy products which are less damaging to the environment, more pressure can be built on other companies to source and produce their products in a sustainable way.

  • Pay attention to how you use water

  • Change light bulbs in your home to LED

  • Turn off the light when leaving a room

  • Recycle

  • Compost

  • Switch energy provider

  • Swap clothes with a friend instead of buying new clothes

“If not us - Who? If not now - When?”

Var informerad - En av de bästa sakerna du kan göra är att hålla dig uppdaterad med de senaste klimatnyheterna och håll dig informerad om vad som händer runt om i världen till vår miljö. Om du gillar filmer - Cowspiracy, Before the flood, Forks over Knives & What the Health är en bra start.

Prata om det - Det handlar inte bara om att bli informerad om miljöfrågor, tala också om dem. Miljön får väldigt lite täckning på nyheterna, i politiken och i våra dagliga samtal. Det är dags för en förändring! Genom att sprida ordet om klimatförhållandena och de möjligheter som uppstår när åtgärder vidtas kan miljön få den uppmärksamhet som den behöver. Prata med dina vänner, använd sociala medier och gör din röst hörd så att företag och ledare gör allt de kan för att skydda vår planet.

Ät hållbart - Livsmedelsproduktion är en av de viktigaste drivkrafterna för klimatförändringar, vilket bidrar till cirka en fjärdedel av de globala växthusgasutsläppen. Många av dessa utsläpp kan ledas till produktionen av kött och mjölkprodukter. Genom att ändra din diet från en köttdominerad mot en mer växtbaserad, kommer du att sänka din påverkan på miljön & få mer pengar över i plånboken.

Inspirera en vän / kollega att äta en vegansk lunch - det är roligare tillsammans!

Lämna din bil hemma - Gå, cykla eller använd kollektivtrafik istället. Ett mycket omedelbart och signifikant sätt att sänka din miljöpåverkan är att resa på ett hållbart sätt.

Köp hållbart - Köp begagnat, köp mindre eller stöd miljövänliga produkter. Detta kommer inte bara att spara pengar, det minskar avfall, vilket har stor inverkan på miljön. När du köper produkter som är mindre skadliga för miljön kan mer tryck byggas på andra företag att producera sina produkter på ett hållbart sätt.

Var uppmärksam på hur du använder vatten

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Stäng av ljuset när du lämnar ett rum

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"Om inte oss - vem? Om inte nu - när?"

Menstrual Cup

I really recommend the menstrual cup! What a great invention that is also a good for the environment in comparison to tampons. I have used a menstrual cup for many years and never want to go back to tampons.

Tampons and cotton hygiene products may contain carcinogens and other harmful substances. The vagina has a large capacity to absorb foreign substances so they go straight into the blood. But a menstrual cup can be reused for up to ten years. During her lifetime, a woman uses on average only four cups in total instead of around 12,000 tampons. From an environmental point of view, the choice is therefore quite obvious, since the traditional disposable menstrual items contributes to waste problems. Obtaining a cup is an investment for yourself and the planet. I am courios, do you use a menstrual cup? if not, do you dare to try for the sake of the environment if not your own health?

Sustainable Consumption

I believe we need to cut down on our consumption drastically in order to save the planet. The clothing industry generates more greenhouse gases than the aviation and shipping do together. Did you know that Swedes on average buy 13 kilos of clothing a year and throw away 8 kilos? Crazy! I believe that the best consumption is the one that does not happen at all, but if you still need to consume so why not buy secondhand? It is both good for the environment and your wallet.

It is better to buy sustainably than not sustainably, but it is still bad for both the environment and your wallet. You save a lot of time and money on becoming aware of and drastically reducing your consumption. Don't be fooled into the spontaneous purchase by stores discounts and promotions, sleep on it, tomorrow you will probably feel that you don't really need that shirt. But if you really need to buy something new that can't be bought used, there are a lot of stores online that provide sustainable and vegan products.

Sustainable and toxic free Cleaning

What do you use when cleaning? I have completely stopped buying “regular” cleaning supplies. I do not want those chemicals in the home and it’s better for both me and the family and the planet to make my own cleaning supplies. I clean with bicarbonate/ baking soda, vinegar, salt, linseed oil soap and use eco detergent.

Here are some simple cleaning tips!

Stove: Get rid of ingrown dirt by pouring on vinegar and then sprinkle with baking soda. Let it bubble for a while, then clean with lukewarm water.

Stop in the pipes: Pour a cup of bicarbonate and a cup of salt into the drain. Slowly pour on a cup of vinegar. Let it skim. After a quarter, pour a litre of boiling water. Clear!

Washcloth: Throw the cloth in the laundry or cook it with a little detergent once a week so it stays fresh longer.

Lime in bathroom: Clean with vinegar or citric acid.

Microwave oven: Set a cup of water with pressed lemon, heat at full power one minute. Now it is easy to wipe away food residue and it smells good!

I hope this small post inspired you to (if not already) clean more sustainable!