What Can't You Seem To Give Up For Sustainability?

What Can't You Seem To Give Up For Sustainability?

Allison Verdoorn
Mar 4, 2011

Let's face it. We can all make better choices. Most of us have a few things that we do that are just not very sustainable. Even with a lifestyle that makes an effort to do almost everything with a consideration for the planet, most of us have those one or two things that we just refuse to compromise on. Find out what mine are and share yours after the jump.

My sustainability vices: Sushi and my car. I live in Minnesota so sushi really isn't a locally sourced food but I love it so much, it's one of my few weaknesses when it comes to eating locally. My car is not super green, but right now we can't afford to replace it with a low impact model.

So what can we all do about our vices?

1. Be conscious of them. Understanding the impact of our choices and then making efforts to change them in the past. We have already made the decision that our next car will be greener.

2. Limit yourself. While I don't want to give up sushi I have reduced how often I eat it. I also try to take public transportation when possible.

3. Find the greenest version. The sushi restaurant I frequent uses only biodegradable take out containers which I get when I forget my own containers to have them pack my take out. They also only offer sustainably sourced fish even though it's from hundreds of miles away.

Living a green lifestyle overall is what it's all about. We all have our little things in life we don't want to give up, so being conscious of them and cutting down on the frequency can help mitigate our choices.

What do you refuse to give up?

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