My problem with minimalism

It’s not that I have a problem with the concept per se. I think minimalism is a good thing and has the potential to make us reevaluate what is really important and – hopefully – make us less materialistic in the way we think and live our lives. No, my problem is that I have…

Is there such a thing as ecotourism?

I logged into my laptop this morning and was met by a beautiful screensaver depicting a snowy mountaintop in Bolivia with an accompanying text saying that the place is a popular destination for ecotourists. I’ve heard the term before, but haven’t paid much interest until now. When I saw the word spelled out clearly on…

Things I wish I knew before going vegan

Like many things in life, making the decision to go vegan is not always easy but it can be made easier if you’re a little bit prepared. In this post, I’ve listed a few things I wish I knew before going vegan. Hopefully, these things will help you be a little bit more prepared for…

My vegan journey

I went back and forth between being vegetarian and pescatarian for a couple of years prior to going vegan but what tipped the scales for me was a book: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safron Foer. This book made me rethink the way I viewed animals as foods but it didn’t immediately make me go vegan….

Trying Sellpy: a way to close the shopping circle

More out of boredom than anything else I’ve taken to cleaning out my closet regularly and I’ve come to understand how many clothes I have that I hardly ever use anymore or just don’t feel comfortable in. I think I filled three bags of stuff that I just didn’t feel like having anymore and I…

My sustainability fails: wasting food

The purpose I had in mind when starting 43 square meters was to bring awareness to sustainability and create a “safe space” where you can learn from someone you can relate to without feeling like you have to be perfect. Sometimes, when I look at some influencers I really envy their lives because they seem…

One of the most thankless jobs in the world

I haven’t written here in a while – mostly because I’ve been working on other projects but also because I’m now at my last year of my Master’s degree and very busy with school, so that’s my excuse. This post is going to be slightly different than the previous ones. It’s not so much a…

Calculating my carbon footprint

A carbon footprint calculator will estimate how much carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) you release into the atmosphere per year based on the data you provide. This data concerns specific aspects of your life. These vary slightly from calculator to calculator but most of the time I would say that they take into consideration: What type…

5 tips to incorporate local, seasonal foods in your diet

When you live in Sweden and you don’t have much but potatoes and carrots around, you get bored. I am the first to admit that living entirely without imported foods can’t be fun and sometimes, I wish I lived in a warmer climate where I could eat fruit like kiwi, mango and pineapple to my…