Things I bought brand new (that I don’t regret buying)

Only about 20 % of the things in my apartment I bought new, and in my opinion that’s actually a pretty good balance. Do I wish nothing was new? Of course I do. That would be nothing short of excellent but that’s not always possible because you want things to fit in with your overall…

6 unsustainable mistakes people make when going green

Sometimes, we have all the good intentions in the world and invest a lot of money in things that we think may help us live more sustainably. But in some cases, it doesn’t work out quite as planned. The reasons for this can be many but in the research I’ve done for my university degree,…

My sustainability fails: mending clothes

In order to become a bit more sustainable, I wanted to get better at mending clothes so that I can wear them for a longer time. I can fix smaller holes in some clothes by hand but when my mom gave me my grandfather’s old sewing machine, I immediately got super excited. All of a…

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…