It all started when my friend, former colleague and fellow blogger Véronique* started sending me pictures of her zero-waste accomplishments on Facebook.
I've learnt a lot ever since I've publicly shared my intentions to live a greener life. I thought that it would in a way ostracize me but the exact opposite happened: people are really open to it, share with me what they already do at home and actually ask me for advice.
We don't all have the time or the motivation to become zero-waste from one month to another. But there are simple steps that we can take to make ourselves feel better, save a little money in the short and long run and, last but not least, take care of our planet.
I've been trying to come up with ways to share my experience and knowledge. One of them is this blog, another one is through the bulk buying workshops I'm starting to teach in Portland, but what about you, readers from all over the world (insert proud face here)? Véro had already given me a solution.
I realized that challenges are something that work well with me, in a non-competitive way (unless I'm the winner). Knowing that a group of people and I are on the same boat keeps me motivated. So I thought that a fun and simple way to do this together would be through a weekly challenge.
If you want to join in, sign up for the zero-waste challenge and get ready to go on an eye-opening adventure with a group of like-minded people.
We'll be starting on Saturday 2nd April but you are free to complete the tasks in your own time, even saving them up and completing them all at once! I'll be sending through a new recipe, DIY, or switch recommendation each week and will hopefully give you the motivation to give it a try! And of course every challenge needs a hashtag! Ours will be #ZWswitchallenge. I'll share my updates with you on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and I really hope you will share yours too!
*Véronique is also the one thanks to (or because) whom it all started.
And don't hesitate to share your zero-waste successes any time with #ZWswitchallenge regardless of whether it's related to this week's specific theme. I just love to see what you all have in stock and get more inspiration from our growing community!