One month. Extreme minimalism.
We’re going to live intentionally and environmentally aware. Making an impact on the choices we make in our everyday life and our environment.
Minimalist May Commitments:
Gas – Reducing gas consumption is not only good for the environment, but it encourages you to think outside the box rather than being on autopilot, and either eliminates unnecessary trips to the store, or improves your fitness.
- One tank of gas for the entire month. Fill your vehicle with fuel at the beginning of the month, but use it as little as possible. Bicycle, walk, take public transportation or carpool as much as possible. Use the vehicle as a last resort, so you can save the fuel for when it’s needed most.
Food - The impact of food waste is not just financial. Environmentally, food waste leads to wasteful use of chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides; more fuel used for transportation; and more rotting food, creating more methane. <Source>
- Cook from your pantry and freezer. Get creative with meals and use up all those pantry and freezer items that have been taking up space. Try to purchase only necessities from the grocery store, like fresh produce, dairy, etc. When you do shop, make sure you take your reusable bags!
Clutter – Clutter fills our home and crowds our minds. This month we’ll be focusing on the bedroom. Since our bedroom is the place where we need to rest and get rejuvenated, it’s important to have a calm clear space for our bodies to relax.
- Declutter your bedroom. We’re going to box everything up. Every. Thing. As the month goes on we’ll only pull out what we actually need and only when we actually need it.
Utilities - All forms of utilities have some level of environmental impact, and most of the electricity in the United States is generated from fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas, and oil. <Source>
- Reduce utility consumption. Turn the lights off. Unplug your phone chargers when they are not in use. Turn the heat or AC down a couple degrees. Hang clothes out to dry. Limit your showers to 5 minutes.
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