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 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…

Why I can’t quit coffee

I love coffee. Not like Lorelai and Rory love coffee but I still define myself as a Javaphile. The people who like coffee will know what I’m talking about. The people who don’t like it will probably laugh derisively in my face and mutter “weaklings…” under their breath. But here’s the thing: it’s only partly…