Happy Eco-friendly New Year

Hello Lovelies,

This week was back to the hustle and grind for most of us. Hope  it was a great start to your new year.  I am not good at New Year resolutions so I never make them. However, I have been thinking of how I can make this year better. If 2018 has taught me anything, it’s that we need to take better care of our environment and be mindful of our way of life. So, this year I am going to be more aware of my carbon footprint. I am going to take personal responsibility for my impact on the planet. No more finger pointing, no more blame game, no more waiting for the world to change or waiting on others to take action for a sustainable future.

It starts with me. By making some small changes like:

  1. Carrying my own shopping bags and water bottle
  2. Composting my food scraps
  3. Upcycling and recycling more
  4. Cooking from scratch and buying local ingredients
  5. Walking more or taking public transportation

 Doing something – even if it seems small and inconsequential – is better than doing nothing.

I am proud to share my first DIY upcycle project  I found on the Oui Yoplait website.

Have you thought about how you are going to make 2019 different? If you have any upcycle or DIY repurposing ideas, please share in the comments below. I would love to learn a new craft. Thank you

23 thoughts on “Happy Eco-friendly New Year

  1. Simone says:

    It is very important to take care of our environment. I’m trying to buy the food I really need and not too much, not to risk throwing it away. We are still using too many plastics, so I’m trying to reduce it where possible. Bringing your own bags or not buying products packed up helps a lot. Your DIY project looks fantastic! Got to try it with my kids.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Nikki says:

      Hi Simone. Most people don’t realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce. About 95 percent of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. I hope your kids have fun with this DIY project Xx

  2. Vyom says:

    First things first. Wishing you a very very happy new year love. I wish so much more success and opportunities your way this year and I know you will rock it as always. Coming to the post such an inspiration you are and I am definitely trying this in days to come. I love indoor plants and they make me so happy.

  3. Laura says:

    Some great tips here, every little difference can have a large impact. I carry my own water bottle everywhere I go, and walk often, don’t drive, and love cooking from scratch also!

    Giving away things are always wonderful and donating to charity shops give you a great feel knowing someone else will cherish something once loved.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

  4. Ting says:

    I stop making New Year Resolutions for a few years. I realize that if I decide to do something, I should just do it right away and not to procrastinate as I used to be. But I do really love your new year resolution of being more environmental concerned. starting with little things that we can help our planet. Kudos to you my beautiful friend. Keep on shining and inspiring us.

    Xx

    Ting
    https://www.tingmystyle.com

    • Nikki says:

      Sugar is a great way to start. I slowly reduced the amount of sugar I take with my tea and coffee and after a few weeks I completely cut it out.

  5. Mica says:

    Happy new year! These sound like nice goals to have to be more environmentally friendly this year 🙂

    We take our own bags to stores and it’s amazing how much different it makes and how much plastic it cuts down on!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Nikki says:

      So true, I’ve noticed how much of a difference it makes since our neighborhood stores stopped using plastic bags. Happy New Year Mica 💕

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