My 2020 Sustainable Goals

Hi! Today I’m going to be laying out my sustainable goals for next year, 2020. These are things I’m committing to doing next year to try and have a lower impact on the earth.

Whilst I might not stick to these 100% of the time, I’m hoping to be as consistent as I can be. Remember: even a small swap or change is better than nothing. Nobody can be eco-perfect, so just do the best you can!

Goal One: Only flying when it’s necessary & offsetting all the flights I do take

I feel a lot of eco-anxiety surrounding flying so I’m trying to figure out how to work around that. Whilst offsetting isn’t as good as not flying at all, sometimes flying is the only option. I generally travel by train or bus as opposed to flying. However once or twice I do need to fly to reach those further away places. Due to this, I’d like to try and reduce the impact my flights have. I think this best done through Carbon Offsetting and Tree Planting Schemes. You can do plant a tree via National Forest or Trees for Life. A carbon offsetting scheme that was reccomended to me is Co2nsensus.

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Goal Two: Using more eco-friendly laundry products

Admittedly, laundry is something I never really thought about until the last few months. Firstly, I air dry my clothes already, and you can read this to find out why. Next year I’m going to be looking more into the products I’m using. It’s such a simple switch to make which can reduce the plastic that we’re using and putting into our oceans.

Some products I’m going to start using are Eco Egg & Guppy Friend. The Eco Egg is a reusable plastic egg with vegan & skin friendly mineral pellets. You get 70 washes per pack and it’s actually pretty affordable. Guppy Friend is like a net which catches the micro-plastics (the fibers in your clothes). You can get more information about the issues with laundry & microfibers here.

Goal Three: Not buying more than 12 items of clothing in 2020 & only buying secondhand, vintage or ethical

I think one of the biggest issues with fast and unfair fashion is societies need to consume. Even if everything you’re buying is second-hand, ethical or vintage if you’re not going to wear or use it then it’s still unnecessary consumption. So next year, I’m limiting myself to buying the equivilent of one thing a month and only when I need it, not just because! I’m also going to only buy second-hand, vintage or ethical products if I need something.

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Final Thoughts

I hope you’ve got some inspiration for setting your 2020 sustainable goals – please let me know what they are in the comments! You can check out some other eco-content I have by clicking the topic you’re most interested in ->

| Ethical Fashion | Cruelty-Free & Organic Makeup/Skincare | Eco-Living |

Bye for now!

15 Comments

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  2. Wonderful goals! It’s not always easy sticking to these but it’s important to make an effort and work towards it. For me, I’ll definitely be attempting goal 3!

  3. I love your goals, they’re really admirable! I’d love to start using more eco friendly beauty products, bit by bit. I really appreciate what you said about offsetting your flights rather than not flying at all. It would be great not to have to but that realistically isn’t possible for most people x

    Sophie

    1. Thank you! Yess, that sounds like a great goal! I know that whilst no-flying is better thats just not realistic for me at the moment due to time and money and living in a different country to my family so I’m just trying to do the best I can!xx

  4. I love the idea and outcome of this post! Everyone could take some tips from you on how to be more sustainable and eco-friendly throughout 2020. I’m definitely trying to buy the majority of my clothing pieces throughout 2020 second hand, e.g. from Depop or charity shops. Cheaper and way better for the environment – win win?! 🙂 x

    Soph – https://girlvsworldblog.com x

    1. Thanks so much Sophie! Thats fab, I think it can be way more affordable and is much better from the environment. You could also look into renting clothes if you had special occasions that you needed something for! I personally find charity shopping/thrifting super fun – so I hope you have a great time finding some gems next year!xx

  5. Love this! I’m all for sustainability and I really think it takes a huge team effort to save our planet from further destruction. I could do the second and third items in my sleep but the first one is just so hard when you live in an archipelago. 🙁 You’d have to fly out if you want to go farther than like 600kms here in my country. 🙁

    1. I agree, every little helps! I know that sometimes it really is unavoidable which is why I’m carbon offsetting (which really isn’t the answer but it’s the best I can do at the moment) all my flights to try and reduce the impact!

    1. Thank you! Thats such a great goal, mending is such a fab skill too! One of my close friends also has the same sustainable resolution! Hope it goes well for you!

  6. Well a guppy friend sounds cool and I’ll definitely be looking into that! Mine are to start using a mooncup and I want to use ALL the makeup I have before buying anymore as otherwise it’s just a waste!
    Alice Xx

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