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โš ๏ธThese are a few of my NOT favorite things. All useless. All replaceable with a sustainable option or unnecessary fullstop. Picked up on Grotto Beach, Hermanus. Have you picked up something today? Have you made a conscious decision to say no to plastic? Plastic straws, toothbrushes and freaking "barrier bags" are the worst of the worst! Need alternatives? Ask me or do your own research. TODAY. Otherwise there will be no TOMORROW โš ๏ธ
#isthisyours 
#iamfaithfultonature
#iamftn
#pickitup
#beachcleanup
#ifnotyouthenwho
#onlyoneearth 
#pickuptrash
#redusereuserecycle
#weonlyhaveoneearth 
#recycle 
#saynotoplastic
#saynotoplasticbags
#saynotostraws
#bansingleuseplastic
#redusereuserecycle
#thinkaboutthefuture 
#bethechangeyouwanttoseeintheworld
#thinkgreen 
#greenie 
#sustainability 
#sustainableliving
#choosereusables
#banthebag

โš ๏ธThese are a few of my NOT favorite things. All useless. All replaceable with a sustainable option or unnecessary fullstop. Picked up on Grotto Beach, Hermanus. Have you picked up something today? Have you made a conscious decision to say no to plastic? Plastic straws, toothbrushes and freaking "barrier bags" are the worst of the worst! Need alternatives? Ask me or do your own research. TODAY. Otherwise there will be no TOMORROW โš ๏ธ #isthisyours  #iamfaithfultonature  #iamftn  #pickitup  #beachcleanup  #ifnotyouthenwho  #onlyoneearth  #pickuptrash  #redusereuserecycle  #weonlyhaveoneearth  #recycle  #saynotoplastic  #saynotoplasticbags  #saynotostraws  #bansingleuseplastic  #redusereuserecycle  #thinkaboutthefuture  #bethechangeyouwanttoseeintheworld  #thinkgreen  #greenie  #sustainability  #sustainableliving  #choosereusables  #banthebag 

Please keep voting for me to become your next @faithfultonature ambassador. ๐Ÿ”…
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I would love to be your eco-guru and together we can make such a difference, not only in your life but we can help the world. ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒฑโ™ป๏ธ ---
Let me teach you, show you and guide you all they way to a better lifestyle. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ
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Start simple, be realistic and think long term together. ๐Ÿ’š
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#IamFaithfulToNature
#IamFTN

Please keep voting for me to become your next @faithfultonature ambassador. ๐Ÿ”… --- I would love to be your eco-guru and together we can make such a difference, not only in your life but we can help the world. ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒฑโ™ป๏ธ --- Let me teach you, show you and guide you all they way to a better lifestyle. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ --- Start simple, be realistic and think long term together. ๐Ÿ’š --- #IamFaithfulToNature  #IamFTN 

It was quite a hectic weekend! Here is plastic fact no 7. I have also mentioned what you can do to not use plastics and what swops you can make.

Out of all the plastic produced in the world, only 9% of it is recycled.

There are many factors that play a role in why the recycling rate is extremely low. These are a few of the reasons:

Poor waste management in countries around the world. Cultural views of plastic as a throw-away material. Global lack of awareness and education around plastic. Plastic products being created for single-use. Some plastic is not able to be recycled, such as styrofoam. Lack of plastic alternatives. Lack of regulations for corporations to be held responsible for the environmental and health impacts of plastic. Planned obsolescence

So what can you do?

1. Focus on reducing rather than recycling

2. Buy products that come packaged in different materials

Plastic-Free Shower Essentials
Plastic-Free Oral Care
Plastic-Free Kitchen
Plastic-Free Food Storage

3. Switch to reusable items- think reusable coffee cup, water bottle, shopping bags, straws.

Hereโ€™s a list of 8 easy swaps:

4. Be an advocate and inform as many people as possible about the dangers of plastic.

5. Reach out to corporations to voice your concerns about plastic usage.

6. Responsibly dispose of plastic.

7. Get started with the Life Without Plastic Guide

8. Need some inspiration? Read โ€˜8 Environmental Documentaries That Will Inspire Youโ€˜

Together we can / Saam kan ons

#IAmFTN
#iamfaithfultonature
#takecareofyourplanet ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

It was quite a hectic weekend! Here is plastic fact no 7. I have also mentioned what you can do to not use plastics and what swops you can make. Out of all the plastic produced in the world, only 9% of it is recycled. There are many factors that play a role in why the recycling rate is extremely low. These are a few of the reasons: Poor waste management in countries around the world. Cultural views of plastic as a throw-away material. Global lack of awareness and education around plastic. Plastic products being created for single-use. Some plastic is not able to be recycled, such as styrofoam. Lack of plastic alternatives. Lack of regulations for corporations to be held responsible for the environmental and health impacts of plastic. Planned obsolescence So what can you do? 1. Focus on reducing rather than recycling 2. Buy products that come packaged in different materials Plastic-Free Shower Essentials Plastic-Free Oral Care Plastic-Free Kitchen Plastic-Free Food Storage 3. Switch to reusable items- think reusable coffee cup, water bottle, shopping bags, straws. Hereโ€™s a list of 8 easy swaps: 4. Be an advocate and inform as many people as possible about the dangers of plastic. 5. Reach out to corporations to voice your concerns about plastic usage. 6. Responsibly dispose of plastic. 7. Get started with the Life Without Plastic Guide 8. Need some inspiration? Read โ€˜8 Environmental Documentaries That Will Inspire Youโ€˜ Together we can / Saam kan ons #IAmFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  #takecareofyourplanet  ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

WE HAVE OUR #IAmFaithfulToNature FINALISTS! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒŽ
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Swipe on to have a look through the finalists & get voting for who you think should be our ambassador! HEAD ON OVER TO OUR STORIES to get to know each of them a little better! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒณ
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Our hearts are so full of gratitude seeing your entries for our #IamFTN ambassador search. Itโ€™s been so difficult to narrow down 1000โ€™s of entries, that we simply couldn't narrow it down to only 5 & had to add in a wildcard 6th entry!
SO BETTER GET VOTING!! ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“ฎ
#IAmFTN #IAmFaithfulToNature
*Voting ends on 26 Feb 2019 & the winner will be announced on 3 March 2019!

WE HAVE OUR #IAmFaithfulToNature  FINALISTS! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒŽ . Swipe on to have a look through the finalists & get voting for who you think should be our ambassador! HEAD ON OVER TO OUR STORIES to get to know each of them a little better! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒณ . Our hearts are so full of gratitude seeing your entries for our #IamFTN  ambassador search. Itโ€™s been so difficult to narrow down 1000โ€™s of entries, that we simply couldn't narrow it down to only 5 & had to add in a wildcard 6th entry! SO BETTER GET VOTING!! ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“ฎ #IAmFTN  #IAmFaithfulToNature  *Voting ends on 26 Feb 2019 & the winner will be announced on 3 March 2019!

The finalists are out and your girl made it!!! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’š ---
My baby Bubbles has something to tell you. ๐Ÿถ
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So go to @faithfultonature insta stories and swipe up to vote for meeee pretty please! ๐Ÿ’š
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Please remember I want to encourage you all to join me on this journey of a life time. ๐ŸŒฑ think simple, be realistic and think long term together. ๐Ÿ’š
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#IamFaithfulToNature #IamFTN

The finalists are out and your girl made it!!! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’š --- My baby Bubbles has something to tell you. ๐Ÿถ -- So go to @faithfultonature insta stories and swipe up to vote for meeee pretty please! ๐Ÿ’š --- Please remember I want to encourage you all to join me on this journey of a life time. ๐ŸŒฑ think simple, be realistic and think long term together. ๐Ÿ’š --- #IamFaithfulToNature  #IamFTN 

Plastic fact No 6:

Recycling plastic isn't easy

Before we can turn plastic into a new product, we have to ensure that it does not exceed a certain % of contamination. There are many different kinds of plastics each with their own % of contamination. Most plastics that are being recycled, doesn't actually get recycled. This is because of the way that plastic has been manufactured, it cannot go back to its original form and therefore plastic is down cycled into a product that cannot be recycled again some of these examples include clothing and park benches.

Together we can / Saam kan ons

#IAmFTN
#iamfaithfultonature
#takecareofyourplanet ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

Plastic fact No 6: Recycling plastic isn't easy Before we can turn plastic into a new product, we have to ensure that it does not exceed a certain % of contamination. There are many different kinds of plastics each with their own % of contamination. Most plastics that are being recycled, doesn't actually get recycled. This is because of the way that plastic has been manufactured, it cannot go back to its original form and therefore plastic is down cycled into a product that cannot be recycled again some of these examples include clothing and park benches. Together we can / Saam kan ons #IAmFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  #takecareofyourplanet  ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

Plastic fact No 5:

It can take any time from 500 to never for plastic to biodegrade!

I think this speaks for itself, everyone knows that plastics take long to biodegrade, however scientists are unaware of how long it takes for plastic to biodegrade. Some actually believe that it will last forever since there aren't any known organisms that can break it down.

Together we can / Saam kan ons

#IAmFTN
#iamfaithfultonature
#takecareofyourplanet ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

Plastic fact No 5: It can take any time from 500 to never for plastic to biodegrade! I think this speaks for itself, everyone knows that plastics take long to biodegrade, however scientists are unaware of how long it takes for plastic to biodegrade. Some actually believe that it will last forever since there aren't any known organisms that can break it down. Together we can / Saam kan ons #IAmFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  #takecareofyourplanet  ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

This post is our entry to the #iamfaithfultonature ambassador search competition... One of our goals is to demonstrate that green living is fun, an adventure that the whole family can be a part of. Immersing our kids in nature was a good place to start. Beach cleanups began as events we attended and quickly became a lifestyle... Picking up trash because its there, pollution is our problem, even if we didn't put it there.  We are raising our kids to be eco-warriors, it's a funky fun choice and impacts all our futures. Doing the right thing for the world around us has never been more fun: We would rather have a beautiful fabric wrap sandwich at a picnic, than a plastic wrapped one; We would rather drink icy cold water from an insulated reusable bottle at the end of a hike, than from a warm single use plastic bottle that has spent the day sloshing about in a backpack; We would rather pop our dinner in a wonderbag in the morning and let it's natural heat cook it all day than pay extra for unnecessary and expensive electricity. The tide is turning green living is fast becoming the better option. Making sustainable choices for our natural surroundings is becoming the easier decision for all the right reasons. This is such an exciting time for young people to learn about good environmental choices, the more they understand the more they will love the world around them and strive to protect the environment they live in.
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#iamFTN #ecowarriors #raisingecowarriors #greenliving #greenlifestyle @faithfultonature

This post is our entry to the #iamfaithfultonature  ambassador search competition... One of our goals is to demonstrate that green living is fun, an adventure that the whole family can be a part of. Immersing our kids in nature was a good place to start. Beach cleanups began as events we attended and quickly became a lifestyle... Picking up trash because its there, pollution is our problem, even if we didn't put it there. We are raising our kids to be eco-warriors, it's a funky fun choice and impacts all our futures. Doing the right thing for the world around us has never been more fun: We would rather have a beautiful fabric wrap sandwich at a picnic, than a plastic wrapped one; We would rather drink icy cold water from an insulated reusable bottle at the end of a hike, than from a warm single use plastic bottle that has spent the day sloshing about in a backpack; We would rather pop our dinner in a wonderbag in the morning and let it's natural heat cook it all day than pay extra for unnecessary and expensive electricity. The tide is turning green living is fast becoming the better option. Making sustainable choices for our natural surroundings is becoming the easier decision for all the right reasons. This is such an exciting time for young people to learn about good environmental choices, the more they understand the more they will love the world around them and strive to protect the environment they live in. . . . #iamFTN  #ecowarriors  #raisingecowarriors  #greenliving  #greenlifestyle  @faithfultonature

Just because it's love day, here's a post showing some love for the planet. 
This year, I am trying to be my best eco warrior self so I am choosing reusable coffee cups, beeswax wraps and my stainless steel straws as well as unpackaged groceries and to eat a lot less meat. 
Because I think being eco-friendly is not unreachable goal for anybody. Everybody can become their own best eco warrior self, and it all just starts with bringing your own coffee cup.

#iamfaithfultonature #iamftn

Just because it's love day, here's a post showing some love for the planet. This year, I am trying to be my best eco warrior self so I am choosing reusable coffee cups, beeswax wraps and my stainless steel straws as well as unpackaged groceries and to eat a lot less meat. Because I think being eco-friendly is not unreachable goal for anybody. Everybody can become their own best eco warrior self, and it all just starts with bringing your own coffee cup. #iamfaithfultonature  #iamftn 

A mindset leads to a conscious lifestyle where the flow of the ocean guides the balance between sea and land. Nights under the stars provide perspective to lead a life of an eco warrior. 
This is translated into our home and everyday life. Through responsible consumption; reuse, upcycling, recycling and composting, I leave far less behind and keep more in a circular motion. 
I drive environmentally responsible business by diverting waste from landfill and creating new value. 
I am a designer by nature with an eye of a eco warrior and create with the environment in mind, with the ultimate goal to tread lightly on this beautiful earth and inspire others to do the same. 
#iamfaithfultonature #iamftn #discovernewpaths #ecowarrior #sealandgear #yeschplease

@sealandgear @freschonline @groprowormfarmverticalgarden @faithfultonature

A mindset leads to a conscious lifestyle where the flow of the ocean guides the balance between sea and land. Nights under the stars provide perspective to lead a life of an eco warrior. This is translated into our home and everyday life. Through responsible consumption; reuse, upcycling, recycling and composting, I leave far less behind and keep more in a circular motion. I drive environmentally responsible business by diverting waste from landfill and creating new value. I am a designer by nature with an eye of a eco warrior and create with the environment in mind, with the ultimate goal to tread lightly on this beautiful earth and inspire others to do the same. #iamfaithfultonature  #iamftn  #discovernewpaths  #ecowarrior  #sealandgear  #yeschplease  @sealandgear @freschonline @groprowormfarmverticalgarden @faithfultonature

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Reason #10 why #iamfaithfultonature.
Although this picture looks a bit silly, it sums up all the reasons #iamFTN. 
The first one being the products I am holding are totally plastic free! The packaging is compostable and made from environmentally friendly products. My  goal for 2019 is to move towards a plastic free way of life and consider my impact on the environment. I've realise that i need to be the change I want to see and I need to influence the people around me to make simple, effective changes. I really gave noticed a change in those closest to me. I am so proud of them for taking these first few steps to being eco-warriors
The second reason is these boxed contain lentils and lentil pasta. Legumes make up a big part of my diet as a vegetarian. I've been happily meat-free for 7 years. It's a decision I dont regret at all! I went vegetarian because I couldn't stand the thought of hurting an animal, and as time had gone on, I've realised it's better for the environment as well!  So many reasons to stay Vegetarian and motivate me to move towards being a vegan. I would like to challenge myself by going vegan for March ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ
The last reason this picture sums up why #IAmFaithfulToNature is it features my special pooch, Bella. I absolutely adore animals. I would never want to harm them and I've realised that living animals means preserving their environment. That was thw biggest drive for my #faithfultonaturejourney ๐ŸŽ
#iamFTN #iamfaithfultonature #faithfultonature #wastefree #wasteless #wastefreeliving #wastelessliving #plasticfree #plasticfreepackaging #compostable #banplastic #saynotoplastic #rethinkpackaging #vegetarian #veggie #vegan #crueltyfree #treehugger #bunnyhugger #animallover

@faithfultonature Reason #10  why #iamfaithfultonature . Although this picture looks a bit silly, it sums up all the reasons #iamFTN . The first one being the products I am holding are totally plastic free! The packaging is compostable and made from environmentally friendly products. My goal for 2019 is to move towards a plastic free way of life and consider my impact on the environment. I've realise that i need to be the change I want to see and I need to influence the people around me to make simple, effective changes. I really gave noticed a change in those closest to me. I am so proud of them for taking these first few steps to being eco-warriors The second reason is these boxed contain lentils and lentil pasta. Legumes make up a big part of my diet as a vegetarian. I've been happily meat-free for 7 years. It's a decision I dont regret at all! I went vegetarian because I couldn't stand the thought of hurting an animal, and as time had gone on, I've realised it's better for the environment as well! So many reasons to stay Vegetarian and motivate me to move towards being a vegan. I would like to challenge myself by going vegan for March ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ The last reason this picture sums up why #IAmFaithfulToNature  is it features my special pooch, Bella. I absolutely adore animals. I would never want to harm them and I've realised that living animals means preserving their environment. That was thw biggest drive for my #faithfultonaturejourney  ๐ŸŽ #iamFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  #faithfultonature  #wastefree  #wasteless  #wastefreeliving  #wastelessliving  #plasticfree  #plasticfreepackaging  #compostable  #banplastic  #saynotoplastic  #rethinkpackaging  #vegetarian  #veggie  #vegan  #crueltyfree  #treehugger  #bunnyhugger  #animallover 

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Reason #9 why #iamfaithfultonature. I've been slowly moving over to plastic free beauty products.  Naked products, also known as packaging free, are my first choice but I'll happily purchase  glass or tin packaging. I also support companies that have a recycling initiative. @lushsouthafrica offers a free fresh face mask for every 5 containers you return๐Ÿ˜ฑ Who doesn't want to save the planet and have gorgeous skin at the same time! They recycle those containers into new ones, which we return for face masks, it's a win-win! Although I am still making the swop from plastic, non-recyclable packing to the plastic free alternatives, I have planned exactly what I want  to buy next! @faithfultonature and @lushsouthafrica will be one of the first places I go to find my naked, beauty alternatives ๐Ÿค—
#IAmFaithfulToNature #iamFTN #faithfultonature #packagingfree #naked #nakedproduct #plasticfree #wastefree #wasteless #wastefreeliving #wastelessliving #ecowarrior #ecoconsious #ecofriendly #nakedpackaging #lushhaul #lushie #lushbabe #bambootoothbrush #ecofriendlyproducts #bamboofloss #plasticfreefloss #glassbottle #glassproducts #reducereuserecycle

@faithfultonature Reason #9  why #iamfaithfultonature . I've been slowly moving over to plastic free beauty products. Naked products, also known as packaging free, are my first choice but I'll happily purchase glass or tin packaging. I also support companies that have a recycling initiative. @lushsouthafrica offers a free fresh face mask for every 5 containers you return๐Ÿ˜ฑ Who doesn't want to save the planet and have gorgeous skin at the same time! They recycle those containers into new ones, which we return for face masks, it's a win-win! Although I am still making the swop from plastic, non-recyclable packing to the plastic free alternatives, I have planned exactly what I want to buy next! @faithfultonature and @lushsouthafrica will be one of the first places I go to find my naked, beauty alternatives ๐Ÿค— #IAmFaithfulToNature  #iamFTN  #faithfultonature  #packagingfree  #naked  #nakedproduct  #plasticfree  #wastefree  #wasteless  #wastefreeliving  #wastelessliving  #ecowarrior  #ecoconsious  #ecofriendly  #nakedpackaging  #lushhaul  #lushie  #lushbabe  #bambootoothbrush  #ecofriendlyproducts  #bamboofloss  #plasticfreefloss  #glassbottle  #glassproducts  #reducereuserecycle 

Let me start off with my own quote: ''Together we can / Saam kan ons''. I am just an ordinary girl trying to make a change and sometimes change for most people are hard! I am not trying to force you to lead an uncomfortable lifestyle, all I want you to do is to put a STOP ๐Ÿšซ  to single use plastics. I recently started a page on insta @go_green_with_nan where I post useful tips on how you can make a change.#IamFaithfulToNature as I recently purchased a bamboo toothbrush, eco friendly toothpaste, I try my best to recycle and I started using material shopping bags. I also NEVER use plastic straws. ๐Ÿ†˜

My three biggest wishes:

1.To influence my family to make a change, especially to STOP using plastic straws and shopping bags (we already starting to eco brick); ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง 2. To start using eco friendly products completely; and โ™ป๏ธ 3. To make a difference. โœ”๏ธ Things like these do take time, but like I said in the beginning, together we can en saam kan ons. ๐Ÿ’š

THIS IS MY PLEDGE TO BE FAITHFUL TO NATURE ๐Ÿ™Œ

#IAmFaithfulToNature
#IAmFTN

@faithfultonature
@go_green_with_nan ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

Let me start off with my own quote: ''Together we can / Saam kan ons''. I am just an ordinary girl trying to make a change and sometimes change for most people are hard! I am not trying to force you to lead an uncomfortable lifestyle, all I want you to do is to put a STOP ๐Ÿšซ to single use plastics. I recently started a page on insta @go_green_with_nan where I post useful tips on how you can make a change.#IamFaithfulToNature  as I recently purchased a bamboo toothbrush, eco friendly toothpaste, I try my best to recycle and I started using material shopping bags. I also NEVER use plastic straws. ๐Ÿ†˜ My three biggest wishes: 1.To influence my family to make a change, especially to STOP using plastic straws and shopping bags (we already starting to eco brick); ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง 2. To start using eco friendly products completely; and โ™ป๏ธ 3. To make a difference. โœ”๏ธ Things like these do take time, but like I said in the beginning, together we can en saam kan ons. ๐Ÿ’š THIS IS MY PLEDGE TO BE FAITHFUL TO NATURE ๐Ÿ™Œ #IAmFaithfulToNature  #IAmFTN  @faithfultonature @go_green_with_nan ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

I have been going zero waste and minimal slowly over the years. The first thing I changed was my shopping habits - not just buying but being intentional about it. No plastic bags and such. Then I discovered @faithfultonature. I got produce bags so now shopping is a breeze. As part of my zw on the go kit I have bamboo straws, an ecoffee cup and glass water bottles. We do loose leave tea and plunger coffee. I make my own kombucha and kefir and most of our cooking is from scratch. Only real food. But the biggest change? My beauty routine. No plastic, no fake, no nasties. I make my own face oil, cleanser, makeup remover, lotion, bath moisturiser, body conditioner, day cream, toothpaste, scrub and solid body bars. I love my safety razor and loofah - exfoliation while you wash! And of course only bar soap. I have a Goddess menstrual cup which I love! And Moontime pads just for incase. Going natural and zero waste has never been this easy, or this rewarding.

I love Faithful to Nature. You make it easy to stay faithful to nature, and through you we are committed to healing, supporting and improving our bodies and mind in a natural, sustainable way. #IamFaithfulToNature #IamFTN

I have been going zero waste and minimal slowly over the years. The first thing I changed was my shopping habits - not just buying but being intentional about it. No plastic bags and such. Then I discovered @faithfultonature. I got produce bags so now shopping is a breeze. As part of my zw on the go kit I have bamboo straws, an ecoffee cup and glass water bottles. We do loose leave tea and plunger coffee. I make my own kombucha and kefir and most of our cooking is from scratch. Only real food. But the biggest change? My beauty routine. No plastic, no fake, no nasties. I make my own face oil, cleanser, makeup remover, lotion, bath moisturiser, body conditioner, day cream, toothpaste, scrub and solid body bars. I love my safety razor and loofah - exfoliation while you wash! And of course only bar soap. I have a Goddess menstrual cup which I love! And Moontime pads just for incase. Going natural and zero waste has never been this easy, or this rewarding. I love Faithful to Nature. You make it easy to stay faithful to nature, and through you we are committed to healing, supporting and improving our bodies and mind in a natural, sustainable way. #IamFaithfulToNature  #IamFTN 

๐ŸŒฟ #IamFaithfulToNature ๐ŸŒฟ 
The voice over in this video speaks for itself. Thank you to my fellow eco-warrior @dylanjoshuamentor for these kind words ๐Ÿ’š all I asked him was โ€œwhat would you say if you were to be interviewed and asked to describe me?โ€ My purpose in life is to make a difference and be a guardian of Gaia ๐ŸŒ . I love caring for Mother Nature because she cares for all of us! 
Iโ€™ll never stop spreading the good word and striving toward a balance between mind, body, soul and emotions and I cannot do it without connecting to the earth. #IamFTN and I will always be โœจ

๐ŸŒฟ #IamFaithfulToNature  ๐ŸŒฟ The voice over in this video speaks for itself. Thank you to my fellow eco-warrior @dylanjoshuamentor for these kind words ๐Ÿ’š all I asked him was โ€œwhat would you say if you were to be interviewed and asked to describe me?โ€ My purpose in life is to make a difference and be a guardian of Gaia ๐ŸŒ . I love caring for Mother Nature because she cares for all of us! Iโ€™ll never stop spreading the good word and striving toward a balance between mind, body, soul and emotions and I cannot do it without connecting to the earth. #IamFTN  and I will always be โœจ

There are very few things we can control in life. War, taxes, death, drought, and disease, are all far outside our scope. What we can control however, is how we affect the environment and future generations with our every day choices. Do we opt for reuseable, sustainable, attainable living? Or keep wasteful habits in place because they're easier? 
Before my daughter was born I wasn't all that eco-conscious, with plenty of takeouts, fast fashion and poor lifestyle choices. After I found out though, I did a 180ยฐ lifestyle change. From chemical free body products, eco-friendly feminine products, reuseable shopping bags and nappies, to growing our own veg, composting at home, buying locally and organic where possible, and cooking almost every night. 
While I'm nowhere near as far as I'd like to be, I'm proud of the changes I've made and will continue to make. Like a good friend says, "don't try to be perfect, just try to be better". Because at the end of the day it's those little choices that keep us accountable to our future generations, and keep us faithful to nature.
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There are very few things we can control in life. War, taxes, death, drought, and disease, are all far outside our scope. What we can control however, is how we affect the environment and future generations with our every day choices. Do we opt for reuseable, sustainable, attainable living? Or keep wasteful habits in place because they're easier? Before my daughter was born I wasn't all that eco-conscious, with plenty of takeouts, fast fashion and poor lifestyle choices. After I found out though, I did a 180ยฐ lifestyle change. From chemical free body products, eco-friendly feminine products, reuseable shopping bags and nappies, to growing our own veg, composting at home, buying locally and organic where possible, and cooking almost every night. While I'm nowhere near as far as I'd like to be, I'm proud of the changes I've made and will continue to make. Like a good friend says, "don't try to be perfect, just try to be better". Because at the end of the day it's those little choices that keep us accountable to our future generations, and keep us faithful to nature. . . . . . #IamFaithfulToNature  #goinggreen  #IamFTN  #dreamersandoers  #womenwhodo  #calledtobecreative  #eatlocal  #ecofriendly  #homegrown 

On a day like today there is nothing better than kombucha. Especially when I am trying to kick a soda addiction. This is the perfect alternative, with none of the nasty chemicals or pointless plastic @theonista @faithfultonature #iamftn #iamfaithfultonature

On a day like today there is nothing better than kombucha. Especially when I am trying to kick a soda addiction. This is the perfect alternative, with none of the nasty chemicals or pointless plastic @theonista @faithfultonature #iamftn  #iamfaithfultonature 

It's me.. again, your wanna be @faithfultonature ambassador ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ and I want to show you what awesome things you can do to decrease your contribution to landfill waste.
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RECYCLE! โ™ป๏ธ you know exactly what I'm talking about.. yes that little triangle with the number inside it, that is underneath your plastics. It's not there for fun, or to tell you how many times you can reuse the plastic item. It's telling you what plastic it is and whether it can be recycled or not. (Big ups to @zerowastewirral for the awesome "cans and can'ts" of recycling ๐Ÿ’š)
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ECO-BRICK! ๐Ÿก (did you know that you can build with these!) take all non recyclable items (earbuds, straws, toothbrushes, floss, carrier bags and many many more) as well as non compostable items and squish them into cool-drink bottles.
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You'd be surprised by how much you can put in these bottles. 
At this point your landfill waste has decreased tremendously. YAY! ๐Ÿ˜ #yougoglencoco
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COMPOST! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ” it came from nature so give it back because she knows what to do with it. Benefits to this? You can make your own nutrient rich soil! which you can use on your grass or even in your flower beds. Personally, I love to use it for my veggie garden. It really works wonders! Meet Chucky, our compost keeper ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ And look at my home grown tomatoes ๐Ÿ…

#IamFaithfulToNature #IamFTN

It's me.. again, your wanna be @faithfultonature ambassador ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ and I want to show you what awesome things you can do to decrease your contribution to landfill waste. --- RECYCLE! โ™ป๏ธ you know exactly what I'm talking about.. yes that little triangle with the number inside it, that is underneath your plastics. It's not there for fun, or to tell you how many times you can reuse the plastic item. It's telling you what plastic it is and whether it can be recycled or not. (Big ups to @zerowastewirral for the awesome "cans and can'ts" of recycling ๐Ÿ’š) --- ECO-BRICK! ๐Ÿก (did you know that you can build with these!) take all non recyclable items (earbuds, straws, toothbrushes, floss, carrier bags and many many more) as well as non compostable items and squish them into cool-drink bottles. --- You'd be surprised by how much you can put in these bottles. At this point your landfill waste has decreased tremendously. YAY! ๐Ÿ˜ #yougoglencoco  --- COMPOST! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ” it came from nature so give it back because she knows what to do with it. Benefits to this? You can make your own nutrient rich soil! which you can use on your grass or even in your flower beds. Personally, I love to use it for my veggie garden. It really works wonders! Meet Chucky, our compost keeper ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ And look at my home grown tomatoes ๐Ÿ… #IamFaithfulToNature  #IamFTN 

How gorgeous are theseย @spazastore dish covers! ๐Ÿ˜ My fridge has never looked prettier thanks to these adjustable covers for bowls, jugs, even your child's head if you leave them lying around long enough! ๐Ÿ™ˆ They are locally made from 100% cotton and are breathable but don't make your fridge smell like pesto either. They will make you find any excuse to keep leftovers just so you can swoon over the pretty prints on your counter top. Check out the rangeย @faithfultonature and replace your clingwrap drawer with something much more beautiful and eco-friendly too. ๐Ÿ’š

How gorgeous are theseย @spazastore dish covers! ๐Ÿ˜ My fridge has never looked prettier thanks to these adjustable covers for bowls, jugs, even your child's head if you leave them lying around long enough! ๐Ÿ™ˆ They are locally made from 100% cotton and are breathable but don't make your fridge smell like pesto either. They will make you find any excuse to keep leftovers just so you can swoon over the pretty prints on your counter top. Check out the rangeย @faithfultonature and replace your clingwrap drawer with something much more beautiful and eco-friendly too. ๐Ÿ’š

Every revolution has started with a small group of people. Slowly they will hear us and slowly they will understand.

This quote resonates with us on so many levels. We may only be (relatively) few cars travelling across Southern Africa handing out (relatively) few pairs of shoes. However, this is just one small step towards leaving illiteracy behind.

As vegans we are outnumbered in the world. However it always starts with a few.

As plastic free people we are outnumbered, but it always starts with a few.
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We are faithful to nature because we know the power of an education. If no one ever tells you the truth behind what plastics do to the environment or the truth behind the meat industry you will blissfully carry on your life supporting murder. We are here to educate.
Put Foot is a journey we are going to undertake to help educate not only the children we interact with but also anyone who sees us on our way, we want to educate anyone and everyone about how easy it is to live sustainably (even if you're in a car travelling across Southern Africa).
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#education #itstartswithyou #travel #sunshine #giveback #doyourbit #stayinschool #africaadventure #fortheplanet #fortheanimals #forthepeople

Every revolution has started with a small group of people. Slowly they will hear us and slowly they will understand. This quote resonates with us on so many levels. We may only be (relatively) few cars travelling across Southern Africa handing out (relatively) few pairs of shoes. However, this is just one small step towards leaving illiteracy behind. As vegans we are outnumbered in the world. However it always starts with a few. As plastic free people we are outnumbered, but it always starts with a few. . . . . . We are faithful to nature because we know the power of an education. If no one ever tells you the truth behind what plastics do to the environment or the truth behind the meat industry you will blissfully carry on your life supporting murder. We are here to educate. Put Foot is a journey we are going to undertake to help educate not only the children we interact with but also anyone who sees us on our way, we want to educate anyone and everyone about how easy it is to live sustainably (even if you're in a car travelling across Southern Africa). #Iamfaithfultonature  #IAMFTN  . . . . . . . #education  #itstartswithyou  #travel  #sunshine  #giveback  #doyourbit  #stayinschool  #africaadventure  #fortheplanet  #fortheanimals  #forthepeople 

Loving nature and our planet I try and make a difference big or small so I can say 
#iamfaithfultonature 
Every bit helps!! #IAmFTN 
Went #vegan Last year and when we go scuba diving Itโ€™s just another reminder why I say no to the fishing industry.
When I saw the beautiful huge female leatherback turtle coming out dragging her heavy body over the sand onto the dunes it was another reminder from nature to be kind to our planet and to say no to harmful products like single  use plastic and to use my reusable straws #forevastraws 
We only have one planet earth and we should take good care of her.
Small steps to make a difference. At home we flush our toilets with gray water to save drinking water, we use canvas bags instead of plastic shopping bags, we #ecobrick Non recyclable plastic, use our #ecoffeecup For smoothies and coffee and then of course I donโ€™t consume animal products anymore. We have to take care of our own bodies too so we can care for the rest. I always like to share my stories on social media from zero waste products to yummy vegan food to inspire friends to be #ecowarriors .
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#refuse #reuse #reduce #recycle #reusablestraw #bekindtoallkinds #ecoproducts #plantbased #dolphins #seaturtle #reusablestraw #reusablecup #veganforeverything #veganfortheplanet #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #ecoproducts #ilovenature #ocean #dolphins #seaturtle #veganlife #zerowastecapetown #goingzerowaste #greenpeace #seaturtle #nature #naturelovers

Loving nature and our planet I try and make a difference big or small so I can say #iamfaithfultonature  Every bit helps!! #IAmFTN  Went #vegan  Last year and when we go scuba diving Itโ€™s just another reminder why I say no to the fishing industry. When I saw the beautiful huge female leatherback turtle coming out dragging her heavy body over the sand onto the dunes it was another reminder from nature to be kind to our planet and to say no to harmful products like single use plastic and to use my reusable straws #forevastraws  We only have one planet earth and we should take good care of her. Small steps to make a difference. At home we flush our toilets with gray water to save drinking water, we use canvas bags instead of plastic shopping bags, we #ecobrick  Non recyclable plastic, use our #ecoffeecup  For smoothies and coffee and then of course I donโ€™t consume animal products anymore. We have to take care of our own bodies too so we can care for the rest. I always like to share my stories on social media from zero waste products to yummy vegan food to inspire friends to be #ecowarriors  . . . #refuse  #reuse  #reduce  #recycle  #reusablestraw  #bekindtoallkinds  #ecoproducts  #plantbased  #dolphins  #seaturtle  #reusablestraw  #reusablecup  #veganforeverything  #veganfortheplanet  #zerowaste  #zerowasteliving  #ecoproducts  #ilovenature  #ocean  #dolphins  #seaturtle  #veganlife  #zerowastecapetown  #goingzerowaste  #greenpeace  #seaturtle  #nature  #naturelovers 

#IAmFaithfulToNature continuing on from my last post I thought Iโ€™d share the other changes Iโ€™ve made through year to be kinder to the Earth. ๐ŸŒ Plastic is a huge issue and creates the most pollution. I have and will continue to switch out items to be more and more plastic and toxic free. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’š #IAmFTN #loveTheEarth #Nature #BeKindaToEarth #Reduce Reuse #Recycle #Refuse #UpCycle

#IAmFaithfulToNature  continuing on from my last post I thought Iโ€™d share the other changes Iโ€™ve made through year to be kinder to the Earth. ๐ŸŒ Plastic is a huge issue and creates the most pollution. I have and will continue to switch out items to be more and more plastic and toxic free. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’š #IAmFTN  #loveTheEarth  #Nature  #BeKindaToEarth  #Reduce  Reuse #Recycle  #Refuse  #UpCycle 

#IAmFaithfulToNature continuing on from my last post I thought Iโ€™d share the other changes Iโ€™ve made through year to be kinder to the Earth. ๐ŸŒ Plastic is a huge issue and creates the most pollution. I have and will continue to switch out items to be more and more plastic and toxic free. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’š #IAmFTN #loveTheEarth #Nature #BeKindaToEarth #Reduce Reuse #Recycle #Refuse #UpCycle

#IAmFaithfulToNature  continuing on from my last post I thought Iโ€™d share the other changes Iโ€™ve made through year to be kinder to the Earth. ๐ŸŒ Plastic is a huge issue and creates the most pollution. I have and will continue to switch out items to be more and more plastic and toxic free. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’š #IAmFTN  #loveTheEarth  #Nature  #BeKindaToEarth  #Reduce  Reuse #Recycle  #Refuse  #UpCycle 

Its the day of Love! And because I Love and care for mother nature, I pledge to make every day a day of love and care for her! 
I pledge to stay true to what I believe and fight for the wrongs that are instilled upon her. I pledge to stay strong on my journey to a meat and dairy free diet, Recycle every bit of plastic, glass and paper that I am able to and choose kindness over cruelty and make ethical purchases as far as possible, and I pledge my voice to mother nature. I pledge to always speak out for her, educate, enlighten and hopefully inspire. ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฑโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ
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#faithfultonature #mothernature #pledge #kindnessovercruelty #vegan #ethicalshopping #ethicalliving #erinsjourney2019 #bethechange #youhavethepower #earth #saveourseas #saveourwildlife #earthorg #nature #gogreen

Its the day of Love! And because I Love and care for mother nature, I pledge to make every day a day of love and care for her! I pledge to stay true to what I believe and fight for the wrongs that are instilled upon her. I pledge to stay strong on my journey to a meat and dairy free diet, Recycle every bit of plastic, glass and paper that I am able to and choose kindness over cruelty and make ethical purchases as far as possible, and I pledge my voice to mother nature. I pledge to always speak out for her, educate, enlighten and hopefully inspire. ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฑโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ | Because #iamfaithfultonature  #iamftn  | #faithfultonature  #mothernature  #pledge  #kindnessovercruelty  #vegan  #ethicalshopping  #ethicalliving  #erinsjourney2019  #bethechange  #youhavethepower  #earth  #saveourseas  #saveourwildlife  #earthorg  #nature  #gogreen 

Day 10 #30dayslesswaste

#iamftn because I stand up for what I believe in, even if itโ€™s difficult.  #iamfaithfultonature because I believe that each being has the right to a safe and loving existence. 
For 3 months last year, my bf and I were lucky enough to travel around S/E Asia. While the experience was incredible, I was devastated by the state of the environment. Since then, I have been far more active in making sure my impact is as little as possible. The litter and pollution is something that cannot be described. But for me, the worst thing was seeing how many animals were mistreated. In particular, cats and dogs. After a while, you become desensitized, because there are just so many strays. We were on the move a lot, which made it really difficult to do anything. Having personally rescued both of our cats back home, I knew it was possible to at least try. When we were in Bali, there was a tiny kitten near our apartment. I managed to feed her, catch her and we took her to the vet. She was seriously malnourished and terrified of people. We didnโ€™t have much money, but managed to pay for most of her vet bill. We visited her every day for 2 weeks, until she was healthy enough to go to the local shelter. On her first day in the shelter, while we were visiting her, a couple came in and adopted her! 
When we were in Cambodia, I saw two tiny kittens wandering around pub street (there were so many others, but these two were completely alone, the locals said they had no mom and they were in shocking condition). I carried them (my T-shirt covered in urine) back and snuck them into our pet-free bnb. We were only going to be there for 4 days, and there were no shelters that would take them in. It was really stressful and so many plans fell through. But on our last night, standing in the rain not wanting to put them back, a woman walked past and said she would take them in. Unfortunately, tiny Mina died a few days later as she was just too sick. Leo is alive and well and we get photos of him regularly. 
This was the highlight of my trip. Because I felt something was wrong and did something. It was a huge โ€œinconvenienceโ€, but I wouldnโ€™t change it for the world!

Day 10 #30dayslesswaste  #iamftn  because I stand up for what I believe in, even if itโ€™s difficult. #iamfaithfultonature  because I believe that each being has the right to a safe and loving existence. For 3 months last year, my bf and I were lucky enough to travel around S/E Asia. While the experience was incredible, I was devastated by the state of the environment. Since then, I have been far more active in making sure my impact is as little as possible. The litter and pollution is something that cannot be described. But for me, the worst thing was seeing how many animals were mistreated. In particular, cats and dogs. After a while, you become desensitized, because there are just so many strays. We were on the move a lot, which made it really difficult to do anything. Having personally rescued both of our cats back home, I knew it was possible to at least try. When we were in Bali, there was a tiny kitten near our apartment. I managed to feed her, catch her and we took her to the vet. She was seriously malnourished and terrified of people. We didnโ€™t have much money, but managed to pay for most of her vet bill. We visited her every day for 2 weeks, until she was healthy enough to go to the local shelter. On her first day in the shelter, while we were visiting her, a couple came in and adopted her! When we were in Cambodia, I saw two tiny kittens wandering around pub street (there were so many others, but these two were completely alone, the locals said they had no mom and they were in shocking condition). I carried them (my T-shirt covered in urine) back and snuck them into our pet-free bnb. We were only going to be there for 4 days, and there were no shelters that would take them in. It was really stressful and so many plans fell through. But on our last night, standing in the rain not wanting to put them back, a woman walked past and said she would take them in. Unfortunately, tiny Mina died a few days later as she was just too sick. Leo is alive and well and we get photos of him regularly. This was the highlight of my trip. Because I felt something was wrong and did something. It was a huge โ€œinconvenienceโ€, but I wouldnโ€™t change it for the world!

Our ocean pledge to the Ocean:
We promise to stop supporting fast fashion preventing micro fibers from getting to our Oceans ๐ŸŒŠ

Fast fashion is defined as inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends.

This means that often to keep these costs so low, somewhere down the production line people are being exploited. Be it with poor working conditions, low pay or cheap synthetic fabrics that release micro plastics every time the garments are washed, fast fashion is hurting our planet.

This is why we have pledged to stop supporting fast fashion.

If you want to know more about the effects of fast fashion watch 'The True Cost', a documentary that travels around the globe investigating how these brands manage to actually make clothes for so little.

On our journey to be #faithfultonature we challenge ourselves whenever we can and this one is a goody! ๐ŸŒพ No more shopping from fast fashion brands, instead more natural fires and thrift store searching.

#Iamfaithfultonature #IAMFTN #kleankanteen @kleankanteen.sa @faithfultonature #oceanpledge #fortheplanet

Our ocean pledge to the Ocean: We promise to stop supporting fast fashion preventing micro fibers from getting to our Oceans ๐ŸŒŠ Fast fashion is defined as inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends. This means that often to keep these costs so low, somewhere down the production line people are being exploited. Be it with poor working conditions, low pay or cheap synthetic fabrics that release micro plastics every time the garments are washed, fast fashion is hurting our planet. This is why we have pledged to stop supporting fast fashion. If you want to know more about the effects of fast fashion watch 'The True Cost', a documentary that travels around the globe investigating how these brands manage to actually make clothes for so little. On our journey to be #faithfultonature  we challenge ourselves whenever we can and this one is a goody! ๐ŸŒพ No more shopping from fast fashion brands, instead more natural fires and thrift store searching. #Iamfaithfultonature  #IAMFTN  #kleankanteen  @kleankanteen.sa @faithfultonature #oceanpledge  #fortheplanet 

When I was 12, I received a subscription to Talk magazine. The gift coincided with my newly awakened activist self. 
That summer I collected signatures protesting strip mining in St Lucia. 
I went vegetarian (โ€˜for lentโ€™ to ease my braai-and-roast-on-Sunday family into it slowly ๐Ÿ˜‚ and then just never went back). I joined an animal rights organization and started going to protestsโ€ฆ so I suppose my eco-warrior, animal-loving hippie lifestyle started then. 
Itโ€™s so easy to get overwhelmed when starting to green your life - thereโ€™s just so much out there! 
I really believe in starting where you are with what you have. 
Got a load of old Tupperware in good condition? Theyโ€™re BPA-free, so use them before rushing out to buy new stuff. Itโ€™s better for the earth! Only buy if you really need something. 
As a mom of 4 Iโ€™m REALLY into the 3 Rโ€™s in this little cycle โ™ป๏ธ and teaching the next generation 
Being brand ambassador for ecoegg last year was a fab opportunity to educate the public a bit more on conscious buying choices. 
Here are some products I use daily because saying #IAmFaithfulToNature means making small changes every day:
๐Ÿฅค I keep an Ecoffee Cup in my car and a copper straw in my bag so if I have a takeaway drink while Iโ€™m out itโ€™s #zerowaste
๐Ÿงบ I havenโ€™t used any washing powder/ softener for 6 months. All weโ€™ve used is our #ecoeggs They save a fortune and they are gentle on the ๐ŸŒ. All our grey-water goes onto the garden. ๐Ÿงฝ Whilst on the topic of cleaning, we use #Probac: it protects the microbiome, is gentle and grey-water friendly. I also love that you can buy in bulk #frugalmama
๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป My husband has always used a straight razor- Iโ€™m not so brave so he gave me a vintage safety razor. I use one product for bathing and hand soap- the divine @purebeginnings (loved it since my daughter was born); and a LAB deo (natural & glass bottle)
๐Ÿ›’ I buy mostly fresh produce with no packaging but my dry food I buy in bulk- less packaging. I then store it in large console jars. Theyโ€™re cheap, itโ€™s easy to see whatโ€™s inside and they look good on the shelf. ๐ŸŒฟAll our waste gets eaten by our worms or put in the bokashi bin to be composted for my 12 year oldโ€™s veg garden

When I was 12, I received a subscription to Talk magazine. The gift coincided with my newly awakened activist self. That summer I collected signatures protesting strip mining in St Lucia. I went vegetarian (โ€˜for lentโ€™ to ease my braai-and-roast-on-Sunday family into it slowly ๐Ÿ˜‚ and then just never went back). I joined an animal rights organization and started going to protestsโ€ฆ so I suppose my eco-warrior, animal-loving hippie lifestyle started then. Itโ€™s so easy to get overwhelmed when starting to green your life - thereโ€™s just so much out there! I really believe in starting where you are with what you have. Got a load of old Tupperware in good condition? Theyโ€™re BPA-free, so use them before rushing out to buy new stuff. Itโ€™s better for the earth! Only buy if you really need something. As a mom of 4 Iโ€™m REALLY into the 3 Rโ€™s in this little cycle โ™ป๏ธ and teaching the next generation Being brand ambassador for ecoegg last year was a fab opportunity to educate the public a bit more on conscious buying choices. Here are some products I use daily because saying #IAmFaithfulToNature  means making small changes every day: ๐Ÿฅค I keep an Ecoffee Cup in my car and a copper straw in my bag so if I have a takeaway drink while Iโ€™m out itโ€™s #zerowaste  ๐Ÿงบ I havenโ€™t used any washing powder/ softener for 6 months. All weโ€™ve used is our #ecoeggs  They save a fortune and they are gentle on the ๐ŸŒ. All our grey-water goes onto the garden. ๐Ÿงฝ Whilst on the topic of cleaning, we use #Probac : it protects the microbiome, is gentle and grey-water friendly. I also love that you can buy in bulk #frugalmama  ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป My husband has always used a straight razor- Iโ€™m not so brave so he gave me a vintage safety razor. I use one product for bathing and hand soap- the divine @purebeginnings (loved it since my daughter was born); and a LAB deo (natural & glass bottle) ๐Ÿ›’ I buy mostly fresh produce with no packaging but my dry food I buy in bulk- less packaging. I then store it in large console jars. Theyโ€™re cheap, itโ€™s easy to see whatโ€™s inside and they look good on the shelf. ๐ŸŒฟAll our waste gets eaten by our worms or put in the bokashi bin to be composted for my 12 year oldโ€™s veg garden

May he always be this excited to drink water! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ง It did of course help that he got to drink it out of Mom's sacred @consolglass bottle. The bottle is actually older than he is, but unlike it's plastic equivalent, thankfully it won't out live him! If that bottle could talk it would have some interesting tales it's so well travelled.

May he always be this excited to drink water! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ง It did of course help that he got to drink it out of Mom's sacred @consolglass bottle. The bottle is actually older than he is, but unlike it's plastic equivalent, thankfully it won't out live him! If that bottle could talk it would have some interesting tales it's so well travelled.

Eco-living is integral to the way we live. We do things both big and small consistently to demonstrate to our kids that eco-living is easy and a non-negotiable part of being a good steward of Godโ€™s creation.

Our eco-flatlay was taken after doing a New Year audit of all the eco-habits we regularly practice... Recycling, recycled bin bags, ecobricks, reusable shoppers and produce bags, composting, veggie, herb and fruit gardens, bamboo toothbrushes, packageless deodorant, local and vegan facial products, cloth nappies, the pink cup, second hand attire and locally sourced productsโ€ฆ

I am really excited at how much we are doing, but also realize we can still do so much more!
Our next move toward sustainable living: sourcing reusable sandwich bags. Any suggestions?

A massive thanks to @bearnecessitiessa for making ecoliving so accessible!

#IamFaithfultoNature #IamFTN #ecoliving #sustainableliving #flatlay #environmentallyfriendly #reducereuserecycle #stewardship #localislekka #ecohabits #ecolifestyle

Eco-living is integral to the way we live. We do things both big and small consistently to demonstrate to our kids that eco-living is easy and a non-negotiable part of being a good steward of Godโ€™s creation. Our eco-flatlay was taken after doing a New Year audit of all the eco-habits we regularly practice... Recycling, recycled bin bags, ecobricks, reusable shoppers and produce bags, composting, veggie, herb and fruit gardens, bamboo toothbrushes, packageless deodorant, local and vegan facial products, cloth nappies, the pink cup, second hand attire and locally sourced productsโ€ฆ I am really excited at how much we are doing, but also realize we can still do so much more! Our next move toward sustainable living: sourcing reusable sandwich bags. Any suggestions? A massive thanks to @bearnecessitiessa for making ecoliving so accessible! #IamFaithfultoNature  #IamFTN  #ecoliving  #sustainableliving  #flatlay  #environmentallyfriendly  #reducereuserecycle  #stewardship  #localislekka  #ecohabits  #ecolifestyle 

@faithfultonature 
Reason #8 why #iamfaithfultonature. 
I take a flask or e-cup with me to work everyday. Either my make my own cup of tea on the go or when I'm liss for a treat, I order a coffee but ask for it in my own cup. Most places such a @woolworths_sa and @vidaecaffe_official offer a discount when you bring your own cup. This is such a great initiative!  Many people don't realise that our take-away cups are lined with plastic that won't decompose ๐Ÿ˜“ the outside may look eco friendly but unfortunately they are not. 
I recently ordered an E-cup from @faithfultonature and am early awaiting it's arrival! I've also been nagging Marty to buy his own from @seattlecoffeeco, he gets his first coffee for free and 10% off every purchase,  and let me tell You, that will add up ๐Ÿ˜‚ 
#iamfaithfultonature #iamFTN #faithfultonature #reduceplastic #reducereuserecycle #wastefree #wasteless #wastefreeliving #wastelessliving #ecowarrior #plasticconsious #consciousliving #reusablecup #ecup #ecocup

@faithfultonature Reason #8  why #iamfaithfultonature . I take a flask or e-cup with me to work everyday. Either my make my own cup of tea on the go or when I'm liss for a treat, I order a coffee but ask for it in my own cup. Most places such a @woolworths_sa and @vidaecaffe_official offer a discount when you bring your own cup. This is such a great initiative! Many people don't realise that our take-away cups are lined with plastic that won't decompose ๐Ÿ˜“ the outside may look eco friendly but unfortunately they are not. I recently ordered an E-cup from @faithfultonature and am early awaiting it's arrival! I've also been nagging Marty to buy his own from @seattlecoffeeco, he gets his first coffee for free and 10% off every purchase, and let me tell You, that will add up ๐Ÿ˜‚ #iamfaithfultonature  #iamFTN  #faithfultonature  #reduceplastic  #reducereuserecycle  #wastefree  #wasteless  #wastefreeliving  #wastelessliving  #ecowarrior  #plasticconsious  #consciousliving  #reusablecup  #ecup  #ecocup 

i live in Bloemfontein, South Africa and here we do not have bulk stores, package free shops or many โ€˜zero-wasteโ€™ alternatives.

in august of 2018, i did something reckless: i threw away my dustbin (okay, not literally. itโ€™s still in the garage) and decided to no longer throw anything away. instead, i have found more sustainable alternatives to manage my waste. yes, i do still have โ€˜wasteโ€™ but i try not to produce any waste that i cannot reuse, compost, ecobrick or recycle. this was why i decided to โ€˜get ridโ€™ of my dustbin; i wanted to become more aware of what i am โ€˜throwingโ€™ away and rather find alternative ways to prevent me from throwing things away so easily. so, i am on a journey to not only stop using plastic but also prevent any unnecessary waste wherever i go. this is why #IAmFaithfulToNature 
#dear_earth #IAmFaithfulToNature #IAmFTN #journeytoreducewaste #lesswaste #wasteless #wasteconscious #sustainable #sustainableliving #sustainablealternatives #earthfriendly #earthconscious #smallchanges #bigdifference #byebyeplastic #saynotoplastic #ecofriendly #ecoliving #ecolifestyle #locallymade #natural @faithfultonature

i live in Bloemfontein, South Africa and here we do not have bulk stores, package free shops or many โ€˜zero-wasteโ€™ alternatives. in august of 2018, i did something reckless: i threw away my dustbin (okay, not literally. itโ€™s still in the garage) and decided to no longer throw anything away. instead, i have found more sustainable alternatives to manage my waste. yes, i do still have โ€˜wasteโ€™ but i try not to produce any waste that i cannot reuse, compost, ecobrick or recycle. this was why i decided to โ€˜get ridโ€™ of my dustbin; i wanted to become more aware of what i am โ€˜throwingโ€™ away and rather find alternative ways to prevent me from throwing things away so easily. so, i am on a journey to not only stop using plastic but also prevent any unnecessary waste wherever i go. this is why #IAmFaithfulToNature  #dear_earth  #IAmFaithfulToNature  #IAmFTN  #journeytoreducewaste  #lesswaste  #wasteless  #wasteconscious  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #sustainablealternatives  #earthfriendly  #earthconscious  #smallchanges  #bigdifference  #byebyeplastic  #saynotoplastic  #ecofriendly  #ecoliving  #ecolifestyle  #locallymade  #natural  @faithfultonature

How do you get a 3 year old to ditch the colourful plastic character toothbrushes and switch to bamboo? With colourful bristles of course, or, as we call them, unicorn bristles! Swipe to see the colourful bristles that make this Leggy's favourite toothbrush. Plus, it helps that Mark and I have toothbrushes to match - minus the colourful bristles (kids get all the fun)! Being kind to mother nature doesn't mean sacrificing fun ๐ŸŒฟ
#iamftn 
#Iamfaithfultonature

How do you get a 3 year old to ditch the colourful plastic character toothbrushes and switch to bamboo? With colourful bristles of course, or, as we call them, unicorn bristles! Swipe to see the colourful bristles that make this Leggy's favourite toothbrush. Plus, it helps that Mark and I have toothbrushes to match - minus the colourful bristles (kids get all the fun)! Being kind to mother nature doesn't mean sacrificing fun ๐ŸŒฟ #iamftn  #Iamfaithfultonature 

i live in Bloemfontein, South Africa and here we do not have bulk stores, package free shops or many โ€˜zero-wasteโ€™ alternatives.

in august of 2018, i did something reckless: i threw away my dustbin (okay, not literally. itโ€™s still in the garage) and decided to no longer throw anything away. instead, i have found more sustainable alternatives to manage my waste. yes, i do still have โ€˜wasteโ€™ but i try not to produce any waste that i cannot reuse, compost, ecobrick or recycle. this was why i decided to โ€˜get ridโ€™ of my dustbin; i wanted to become more aware of what i am โ€˜throwingโ€™ away and rather find alternative ways to prevent me from throwing things away so easily. so, i am on a journey to not only stop using plastic but also prevent any unnecessary waste wherever i go. this is why #IAmFaithfulToNature  follow my journey on @dear___earth

#dear_earth #IAmFaithfulToNature #IAmFTN #journeytoreducewaste #lesswaste #wasteless #wasteconscious #sustainable #sustainableliving #sustainablealternatives #earthfriendly #earthconscious #smallchanges #bigdifference #byebyeplastic #saynotoplastic #ecofriendly #ecoliving #ecolifestyle #locallymade #natural @faithfultonature

i live in Bloemfontein, South Africa and here we do not have bulk stores, package free shops or many โ€˜zero-wasteโ€™ alternatives. in august of 2018, i did something reckless: i threw away my dustbin (okay, not literally. itโ€™s still in the garage) and decided to no longer throw anything away. instead, i have found more sustainable alternatives to manage my waste. yes, i do still have โ€˜wasteโ€™ but i try not to produce any waste that i cannot reuse, compost, ecobrick or recycle. this was why i decided to โ€˜get ridโ€™ of my dustbin; i wanted to become more aware of what i am โ€˜throwingโ€™ away and rather find alternative ways to prevent me from throwing things away so easily. so, i am on a journey to not only stop using plastic but also prevent any unnecessary waste wherever i go. this is why #IAmFaithfulToNature  follow my journey on @dear___earth #dear_earth  #IAmFaithfulToNature  #IAmFTN  #journeytoreducewaste  #lesswaste  #wasteless  #wasteconscious  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #sustainablealternatives  #earthfriendly  #earthconscious  #smallchanges  #bigdifference  #byebyeplastic  #saynotoplastic  #ecofriendly  #ecoliving  #ecolifestyle  #locallymade  #natural  @faithfultonature

Look what arrived today! ๐Ÿ˜€ Received this beautiful resuable coffee cup from @socup_sa and it saved my day today! ๐Ÿ˜ This cup is perfect for both hot and cold drinks as it is made from durable borosilicate glass ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž
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 It's also:
โœ“Splash proof
โœ“Microwave safe
โœ“Dishwasher safe
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Billions of single use coffee cups get thrown into landfills every year and most people think that's okay because coffee cups are made from plastic right? Wrong! Coffee cups are also made with plastics (swipe to see @wastelessafr's famous  photo ๐Ÿ˜‹) and very seldom get recycled, almost never in South Africa ๐ŸŒฑ .
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Do yourself a favour, and get a reusable coffee cup (or even a mug) and save billions of landfill waste and money!๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ As most places these days are offering people discount on their coffee if they bring their own cup! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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#IAmFaithfulToNature because I carry my reusables where ever I go, making sure that I refuse single use plastics! ๐Ÿ˜Š #IAmFTN
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Also loving the ecofriendly packaging this cup came in as well as the handwritten note! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Thank you @socup_sa !

Look what arrived today! ๐Ÿ˜€ Received this beautiful resuable coffee cup from @socup_sa and it saved my day today! ๐Ÿ˜ This cup is perfect for both hot and cold drinks as it is made from durable borosilicate glass ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž . . It's also: โœ“Splash proof โœ“Microwave safe โœ“Dishwasher safe โœ“REUSABLE! . . Billions of single use coffee cups get thrown into landfills every year and most people think that's okay because coffee cups are made from plastic right? Wrong! Coffee cups are also made with plastics (swipe to see @wastelessafr's famous photo ๐Ÿ˜‹) and very seldom get recycled, almost never in South Africa ๐ŸŒฑ . . Do yourself a favour, and get a reusable coffee cup (or even a mug) and save billions of landfill waste and money!๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ As most places these days are offering people discount on their coffee if they bring their own cup! ๐Ÿ˜Š . . #IAmFaithfulToNature  because I carry my reusables where ever I go, making sure that I refuse single use plastics! ๐Ÿ˜Š #IAmFTN  . . Also loving the ecofriendly packaging this cup came in as well as the handwritten note! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Thank you @socup_sa !

Day 9 30dayslesswaste 
The biggest misconception around being a more conscious consumer (zero/low waste, vegan, etc.) is that it is limiting. I definitely used to think that when I first started out, but I have found that having โ€œboundariesโ€ actually allows me to be more creative. 
If I need something, I always try and think of the best way to fulfill that need in the most conscious way possible. When we moved into our new place, we needed a desk. First I looked for a secondhand one, but found nothing I liked. We had some spare wood lying around, so I decided to borrow some tools and make a desk (with the help of my bf and dad). It was so much fun and I was able to make it exactly how I wanted it, and I spent no money and no extra resources! Iโ€™ve also learned to veganize almost every meal I can think of and have really come to love spending time cooking and preparing my food. I make my own kombucha. I borrowed my moms old sewing machine and learned how to sew (my favorite piece so far is a shift dress for my mom made from a curtain). Swipe for a pic of my latest creation. 
Being conscious doesnโ€™t mean you need to stop having fun. It means knowing what your priorities are and finding creative ways to achieve them. Engaging with what you are consuming allows you to appreciate and enjoy what you make/fix/buy, instead of mindlessly using without a second thought. #iamfaithfultonature and #iamftn because I am creative with what I consume, and try to make and repair before I buy. 
If you donโ€™t feel particularly creative, one of the best places to find inspiration is the internet. Just remember to have fun!

Day 9 30dayslesswaste The biggest misconception around being a more conscious consumer (zero/low waste, vegan, etc.) is that it is limiting. I definitely used to think that when I first started out, but I have found that having โ€œboundariesโ€ actually allows me to be more creative. If I need something, I always try and think of the best way to fulfill that need in the most conscious way possible. When we moved into our new place, we needed a desk. First I looked for a secondhand one, but found nothing I liked. We had some spare wood lying around, so I decided to borrow some tools and make a desk (with the help of my bf and dad). It was so much fun and I was able to make it exactly how I wanted it, and I spent no money and no extra resources! Iโ€™ve also learned to veganize almost every meal I can think of and have really come to love spending time cooking and preparing my food. I make my own kombucha. I borrowed my moms old sewing machine and learned how to sew (my favorite piece so far is a shift dress for my mom made from a curtain). Swipe for a pic of my latest creation. Being conscious doesnโ€™t mean you need to stop having fun. It means knowing what your priorities are and finding creative ways to achieve them. Engaging with what you are consuming allows you to appreciate and enjoy what you make/fix/buy, instead of mindlessly using without a second thought. #iamfaithfultonature  and #iamftn  because I am creative with what I consume, and try to make and repair before I buy. If you donโ€™t feel particularly creative, one of the best places to find inspiration is the internet. Just remember to have fun!

Wrapping paper, shmwapping paper! Who says it has to be fancy shop-bought gift wrap anyway? Not only is it crazy expensive but Captain Chaos LOVES making personalised wrapping paper and cards for birthdays and Christmas out of old paper and even newspaper. It's more sentimental, encourages his creativity, uses what we already have, keeps him busy for ages, and saves a few trees! ๐Ÿ™Œโ™ป๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ

Wrapping paper, shmwapping paper! Who says it has to be fancy shop-bought gift wrap anyway? Not only is it crazy expensive but Captain Chaos LOVES making personalised wrapping paper and cards for birthdays and Christmas out of old paper and even newspaper. It's more sentimental, encourages his creativity, uses what we already have, keeps him busy for ages, and saves a few trees! ๐Ÿ™Œโ™ป๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ

#IAmFaithfulToNature so @faithfultonature is looking for their 2019 ambassador and I thought Iโ€™d show my love for this beautiful planet we get to rent. ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒ. 1. I have switched to a menstrual cup to reduce my waste during my period. It was a big adjustment but I love it so much and couldnโ€™t imagine using anything else. ๐ŸŽˆ
2. Another switch I made was committing to try and only buy locally made, ethical clothing or buying second hand. Clothing makes up so much of our waste and ocean pollution. ๐Ÿ‘—๐ŸŒŠ
3. My favourite up-cycled bag from my favourite SA company @sealandgear getting me through my varsity days. โœ๏ธ
4. Catching all the shower water for the toilet and garden because the drought is never over and fresh water is sacred. ๐Ÿ’ฆ
5. I try to avoid plastic packaging as much as possible when shopping. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’š
#IAmFTN #LoveThisEarth #SaveTheEarth #MakeAChange

#IAmFaithfulToNature  so @faithfultonature is looking for their 2019 ambassador and I thought Iโ€™d show my love for this beautiful planet we get to rent. ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒ. 1. I have switched to a menstrual cup to reduce my waste during my period. It was a big adjustment but I love it so much and couldnโ€™t imagine using anything else. ๐ŸŽˆ 2. Another switch I made was committing to try and only buy locally made, ethical clothing or buying second hand. Clothing makes up so much of our waste and ocean pollution. ๐Ÿ‘—๐ŸŒŠ 3. My favourite up-cycled bag from my favourite SA company @sealandgear getting me through my varsity days. โœ๏ธ 4. Catching all the shower water for the toilet and garden because the drought is never over and fresh water is sacred. ๐Ÿ’ฆ 5. I try to avoid plastic packaging as much as possible when shopping. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’š #IAmFTN  #LoveThisEarth  #SaveTheEarth  #MakeAChange 

Plastic fact No. 3:

Plastic claims the lives of millions of marine animals each year +- 8.8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year. For years and years, plastic has been accumulating in the oceans due to pollution from coastal cities & from major rivers far away from the ocean.

Our marine animals are suffering and dying each year from the consumption of plastic or from becoming entangled in it. An estimated 700 species including, dolphins, whales, seabirds, plankton, turtles, and many others, have been reported to be affected.

Think of them as well.

Togeter we can / Saam kan ons

#IAmFTN
#IamFaithfulToNature
#takecareofyourplanet ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

Plastic fact No. 3: Plastic claims the lives of millions of marine animals each year +- 8.8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year. For years and years, plastic has been accumulating in the oceans due to pollution from coastal cities & from major rivers far away from the ocean. Our marine animals are suffering and dying each year from the consumption of plastic or from becoming entangled in it. An estimated 700 species including, dolphins, whales, seabirds, plankton, turtles, and many others, have been reported to be affected. Think of them as well. Togeter we can / Saam kan ons #IAmFTN  #IamFaithfulToNature  #takecareofyourplanet  ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

We have the future of the world in our hands!
๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ•โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
We try our best to teach our little ones about taking care of our planet. 
We teach them about recycling, composting, veggie gardening, ecobricking, reusing recylables, as well as water and electricity saving!
I have also started to write a children's book on ways that children can make practical changes to taking care of the planet.
#iamfaithfultonature #iamftn #ecoschool #ecoteachers #veggiegarden #reusereducerecycle #guidingchange

We have the future of the world in our hands! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ•โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ We try our best to teach our little ones about taking care of our planet. We teach them about recycling, composting, veggie gardening, ecobricking, reusing recylables, as well as water and electricity saving! I have also started to write a children's book on ways that children can make practical changes to taking care of the planet. #iamfaithfultonature  #iamftn  #ecoschool  #ecoteachers  #veggiegarden  #reusereducerecycle  #guidingchange 

We use (and love) cloth nappies. These nappies (except the pink floral one) were our sons and are now being used my our baby girl. We use @biddykinssa and are blown away by the quality of them!! They are really reasonably priced as well!
I also use Biddykins mamma cloth but am breast-feeding and no signs of Aunt Flo are here just yet. But since switching to cloth my period pains had almost disappeared!! #IamFTN #iamfaithfultonature #biddykins #clothnappies #moderncloth #mammacloth #crunchymom #yesiamthatcrunchy #naturalmamma

We use (and love) cloth nappies. These nappies (except the pink floral one) were our sons and are now being used my our baby girl. We use @biddykinssa and are blown away by the quality of them!! They are really reasonably priced as well! I also use Biddykins mamma cloth but am breast-feeding and no signs of Aunt Flo are here just yet. But since switching to cloth my period pains had almost disappeared!! #IamFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  #biddykins  #clothnappies  #moderncloth  #mammacloth  #crunchymom  #yesiamthatcrunchy  #naturalmamma 

I am an eco-warrior ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ’ง As a devoted vegan it has completely opened my eyes as to how I can help the environment by watching what I eat and where I buy my food from. ๐Ÿ

I opt for local vegetable stores that donโ€™t cover absolutely everything in plastic. I take my own canvas bags to shop with. I donโ€™t consume any animal products which greatly reduces my impact on the environment. I also only use glass Tupperwares and glass or stainless steal bottles. Lastly all my vege offcuts are popped into a bucket I keep outside to be mixed with some compost and used in my garden beds. 
Another passion of mine is cruelty-free products. In this video I am wearing: 
1. Jeffree Star lipstick 
2. Inglot highlighter 
3. Body shop eyeliner and mascara 
4. Oh so heavenly hair oil  #IamFaithfulToNature #IamFTN because I try help and inspire people on the daily to spread kindness to animals and the environment. People think you have to be a stereotypical โ€œhippieโ€ to make a change but I am here to prove that you can be healthy, fit, well kept and still give a damn about our planet ๐ŸŒ 
Swipe right to see a video of my vegan meal prep. ๐Ÿฅฆ

#rawvegan #veganfoodshare #veganlife #govegan #crueltyfree #vegansofinstagram #veganfood #glutenfree #whatveganseat
#veganfoodporn #vegetarian #dairyfree
#veganism #cleaneating #organic

I am an eco-warrior ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ’ง As a devoted vegan it has completely opened my eyes as to how I can help the environment by watching what I eat and where I buy my food from. ๐Ÿ I opt for local vegetable stores that donโ€™t cover absolutely everything in plastic. I take my own canvas bags to shop with. I donโ€™t consume any animal products which greatly reduces my impact on the environment. I also only use glass Tupperwares and glass or stainless steal bottles. Lastly all my vege offcuts are popped into a bucket I keep outside to be mixed with some compost and used in my garden beds. Another passion of mine is cruelty-free products. In this video I am wearing: 1. Jeffree Star lipstick 2. Inglot highlighter 3. Body shop eyeliner and mascara 4. Oh so heavenly hair oil #IamFaithfulToNature  #IamFTN  because I try help and inspire people on the daily to spread kindness to animals and the environment. People think you have to be a stereotypical โ€œhippieโ€ to make a change but I am here to prove that you can be healthy, fit, well kept and still give a damn about our planet ๐ŸŒ Swipe right to see a video of my vegan meal prep. ๐Ÿฅฆ #rawvegan  #veganfoodshare  #veganlife  #govegan  #crueltyfree  #vegansofinstagram  #veganfood  #glutenfree  #whatveganseat  #veganfoodporn  #vegetarian  #dairyfree  #veganism  #cleaneating  #organic 

My son and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We re-use glass bottles to make all sorts of yummy fermented foods. Here are a few we have made. Curry beans, sauerkraut, chutney and pickled onions.
Fermented foods are great for our gut health. These also contain no sugar, we used honey as the sweetener in the beans and chutney. The onions we made with kombucha viniger! 
#iamfaithfultonature #reduse #reuse #recycle #nopreservatives #nosugar #dairyfree #IamFTN #glass #consol #consolglass #sauerkraut #kombuchaviniger #homemade #naturalmamma #crunchymom

My son and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We re-use glass bottles to make all sorts of yummy fermented foods. Here are a few we have made. Curry beans, sauerkraut, chutney and pickled onions. Fermented foods are great for our gut health. These also contain no sugar, we used honey as the sweetener in the beans and chutney. The onions we made with kombucha viniger! #iamfaithfultonature  #reduse  #reuse  #recycle  #nopreservatives  #nosugar  #dairyfree  #IamFTN  #glass  #consol  #consolglass  #sauerkraut  #kombuchaviniger  #homemade  #naturalmamma  #crunchymom 

First and foremost. When buying products, I make sure that they are not tested on animals. I think this is one of the biggest ways that we can be kinder and faithful to nature. Is by not supporting brands that do animal testing. I also don't use products that contain funny ingredients like parabens, numbers, flouride and this year's endeavor is to cut out preservatives as well.
I prefer the use of oils on our skin and I really like to support local brands.
#iamfaithfultonature #iamftn #purebeginnings #ohlief #olgani #faithfultoanimals #noanimalsharmed #noanimaltesting #naturalmamma #crunchymom

First and foremost. When buying products, I make sure that they are not tested on animals. I think this is one of the biggest ways that we can be kinder and faithful to nature. Is by not supporting brands that do animal testing. I also don't use products that contain funny ingredients like parabens, numbers, flouride and this year's endeavor is to cut out preservatives as well. I prefer the use of oils on our skin and I really like to support local brands. #iamfaithfultonature  #iamftn  #purebeginnings  #ohlief  #olgani  #faithfultoanimals  #noanimalsharmed  #noanimaltesting  #naturalmamma  #crunchymom 

#iamfaithfultonature by teaching my kids to love this earth because as much as it is everywhere we see.. It's our kids that will be living our change! It's the next Gen that need to learn to reuse, recycle, love and clean our beautiful planet. It's the next Gen that are watching us make a change... Make sure that your change is good! #iamftn. My kids are #faithfultonature and I am proud that I get to not only teach them but grow and learn with them so they can carry on our hard work. @faithfultonature it's my pledge to take them into the new age of clean, plastic free and from the earth living.

#iamfaithfultonature  by teaching my kids to love this earth because as much as it is everywhere we see.. It's our kids that will be living our change! It's the next Gen that need to learn to reuse, recycle, love and clean our beautiful planet. It's the next Gen that are watching us make a change... Make sure that your change is good! #iamftn . My kids are #faithfultonature  and I am proud that I get to not only teach them but grow and learn with them so they can carry on our hard work. @faithfultonature it's my pledge to take them into the new age of clean, plastic free and from the earth living.

This quote best sums me up.
I do believe that we need to take care of our bodies and of our planet.
I am a very crunchy mom to a toddler boy and baby girl. I am so aware of my every move and decision I/we make as I realize they do as we do and not as we say.
In my next couple of posts I'll show a few things that I believe make me super #faithfiltonature. #iamfaithfultonature #IamFTN

This quote best sums me up. I do believe that we need to take care of our bodies and of our planet. I am a very crunchy mom to a toddler boy and baby girl. I am so aware of my every move and decision I/we make as I realize they do as we do and not as we say. In my next couple of posts I'll show a few things that I believe make me super #faithfiltonature . #iamfaithfultonature  #IamFTN 

Why I am Faithful to Nature ๐Ÿ’š
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I make decisions every day to try and reduce my impact on this Earth and to be a better ambassador for green living. Here are a few things that I do daily:

1. Grow your own - I am lucky enough to be able to grow my own veggies and not only does it make my soul happy to be able to pick from my garden and eat it but I also save on having to buy my veg plus I save on the plastic wrap it could come in too! 
2. Eat more plants - my family isn't vegan or even vaguely vegetarian but I try and make sure we have a few plant-based meals during the week. We also reduce plastic by being able to buy the veg we do need loose and plastic-free.

3. Reuseables - I make use of a variety of these that I keep in my car and handbag, my staples being a shopping bag from @livingeco_, metal straws from @foreva_straws and @cultivateconsciousliving. I also have @ecoffeecup that I use on the regular!

Now this is a biggie...
4.Reduce, Reuse and Recycle โ™ป๏ธ
Not only do we try and reduce the amount of plastic and waste by-products that we buy, but we also reuse a lot of the packaging for gifts and crafts throughout the year and my mum takes a lot of it to her school for the kids' art classes. The cardboard, hard plastics and tin cans that we can't use get recycled and then we ecobrick all the soft plastic. These ecobricks then get dropped off at our local place @singakwenza_ecd ๐Ÿ’š 
So just a few little things to think about and maybe incorporate into your everyday routine to try and make your time on this Earth a little kinder and a little greener ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’• .
Lots of love,
Christy
xoxo

#IamFTN #IamFaithfulToNature ๐Ÿƒ

Why I am Faithful to Nature ๐Ÿ’š . I make decisions every day to try and reduce my impact on this Earth and to be a better ambassador for green living. Here are a few things that I do daily: 1. Grow your own - I am lucky enough to be able to grow my own veggies and not only does it make my soul happy to be able to pick from my garden and eat it but I also save on having to buy my veg plus I save on the plastic wrap it could come in too! 2. Eat more plants - my family isn't vegan or even vaguely vegetarian but I try and make sure we have a few plant-based meals during the week. We also reduce plastic by being able to buy the veg we do need loose and plastic-free. 3. Reuseables - I make use of a variety of these that I keep in my car and handbag, my staples being a shopping bag from @livingeco_, metal straws from @foreva_straws and @cultivateconsciousliving. I also have @ecoffeecup that I use on the regular! Now this is a biggie... 4.Reduce, Reuse and Recycle โ™ป๏ธ Not only do we try and reduce the amount of plastic and waste by-products that we buy, but we also reuse a lot of the packaging for gifts and crafts throughout the year and my mum takes a lot of it to her school for the kids' art classes. The cardboard, hard plastics and tin cans that we can't use get recycled and then we ecobrick all the soft plastic. These ecobricks then get dropped off at our local place @singakwenza_ecd ๐Ÿ’š So just a few little things to think about and maybe incorporate into your everyday routine to try and make your time on this Earth a little kinder and a little greener ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’• . Lots of love, Christy xoxo #IamFTN  #IamFaithfulToNature  ๐Ÿƒ

Day 2 #30dayslesswaste

The world is changingโœŒ๐Ÿผ ~
Today, I saw someone in Foodlovers putting her bananas in a material bag. Iโ€™ve never personally seen anyone else using non-plastic bags in a supermarket before, and I caught myself staring at her with this super creepy look because I was in absolute shock and adoration at this random human. Then, my boyfriend told me he saw someone on campus today getting a takeaway in a Tupperware and my day was made. 
The world is changing, and I am proud to be a part of that change. #iamfaithfultonature and #iamftn, and I am proud of myself and of everyone else making an effort, no matter how big or small. I canโ€™t wait for this to be the new normal๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž
~ (how beautiful are these mangoes, all perfectly packaged as nature intended)

Day 2 #30dayslesswaste  The world is changingโœŒ๐Ÿผ ~ Today, I saw someone in Foodlovers putting her bananas in a material bag. Iโ€™ve never personally seen anyone else using non-plastic bags in a supermarket before, and I caught myself staring at her with this super creepy look because I was in absolute shock and adoration at this random human. Then, my boyfriend told me he saw someone on campus today getting a takeaway in a Tupperware and my day was made. The world is changing, and I am proud to be a part of that change. #iamfaithfultonature  and #iamftn , and I am proud of myself and of everyone else making an effort, no matter how big or small. I canโ€™t wait for this to be the new normal๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž ~ (how beautiful are these mangoes, all perfectly packaged as nature intended)

Day 1 of #30dayslesswaste
#iamfaithfultonature #iamftn

Getting started on this journey, today was all about small shops and identifying places in my daily life that I could improve on my waste-less journey. Luckily, I already had most of what I needed in my house, like this amazing granola. This ENTIRE granola (and smoothiebowl for that matter) is zero waste. Iโ€™ll be sharing the base granola recipe soon (itโ€™s SUPER flexible) because Iโ€™m in need of another bulk batch making session. I actually gifted 2 massive jars for Christmas and they were a huge hit.  The recipient loves granola, but was recently found to be allergic to oats (also to cocoa), so I adjusted the recipe accordingly. This was one of my favorite gifts to give as not only was it truly appreciated, but it didnโ€™t compromise on my values. I love gifting, but when it came to presents, Iโ€™d get super anxious. Most of my friends/family donโ€™t care about a zero waste lifestyle. I also donโ€™t want to spend money on something that I donโ€™t agree with 100%, even if it is for someone else. Sometimes, the best gifts arenโ€™t  even things. You could gift someone an experience. If you are low on cash, a voucher to spend an afternoon together without cellphones is a surprisingly appreciated gift.
#iamftn  and #iamfaithfultonature because I consider my impact in every aspect of my life.

Day 1 of #30dayslesswaste  #iamfaithfultonature  #iamftn  Getting started on this journey, today was all about small shops and identifying places in my daily life that I could improve on my waste-less journey. Luckily, I already had most of what I needed in my house, like this amazing granola. This ENTIRE granola (and smoothiebowl for that matter) is zero waste. Iโ€™ll be sharing the base granola recipe soon (itโ€™s SUPER flexible) because Iโ€™m in need of another bulk batch making session. I actually gifted 2 massive jars for Christmas and they were a huge hit. The recipient loves granola, but was recently found to be allergic to oats (also to cocoa), so I adjusted the recipe accordingly. This was one of my favorite gifts to give as not only was it truly appreciated, but it didnโ€™t compromise on my values. I love gifting, but when it came to presents, Iโ€™d get super anxious. Most of my friends/family donโ€™t care about a zero waste lifestyle. I also donโ€™t want to spend money on something that I donโ€™t agree with 100%, even if it is for someone else. Sometimes, the best gifts arenโ€™t even things. You could gift someone an experience. If you are low on cash, a voucher to spend an afternoon together without cellphones is a surprisingly appreciated gift. #iamftn  and #iamfaithfultonature  because I consider my impact in every aspect of my life.

Iโ€™ve been contemplating this for a while, and after seeing @faithfultonature โ€˜s latest post, I decided that there is no better time than right now to jump in the deep end. I often feel a gut churning sense of dread when I think about the state of our planet and our future. But that feeling wonโ€™t change anything - my actions will. This month, I am going to push myself further in my journey. I am going to be documenting every single piece of waste I produce over the the next 30 days (with the aim of it being as little as possible), and Iโ€™ll be keeping it all to share at the end of my #30dayslesswaste. Every day, I will share what waste I have created and avoided, with the aim of inspiring myself and others to be more conscious of what we consume. Iโ€™ll also be sharing simple tips that anyone can implement, because even if you change one thing, it makes a difference. I hope you will follow along on my journey, and be sure to check out #iamfaithfultonature and #iamftn to see some awesome people doing awesome things.

This pic is a throwback to when I carried my @nourishdcapetown jar across Bali, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for 3 months, so that I didnโ€™t have to get a single juice or smoothie in plastic #iamfaithfultonature #iamftn

Iโ€™ve been contemplating this for a while, and after seeing @faithfultonature โ€˜s latest post, I decided that there is no better time than right now to jump in the deep end. I often feel a gut churning sense of dread when I think about the state of our planet and our future. But that feeling wonโ€™t change anything - my actions will. This month, I am going to push myself further in my journey. I am going to be documenting every single piece of waste I produce over the the next 30 days (with the aim of it being as little as possible), and Iโ€™ll be keeping it all to share at the end of my #30dayslesswaste . Every day, I will share what waste I have created and avoided, with the aim of inspiring myself and others to be more conscious of what we consume. Iโ€™ll also be sharing simple tips that anyone can implement, because even if you change one thing, it makes a difference. I hope you will follow along on my journey, and be sure to check out #iamfaithfultonature  and #iamftn  to see some awesome people doing awesome things. This pic is a throwback to when I carried my @nourishdcapetown jar across Bali, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for 3 months, so that I didnโ€™t have to get a single juice or smoothie in plastic #iamfaithfultonature  #iamftn 

OVERSHARE POST: โœจ

Towards the end of last year I was diagnosed with PCOS which I had been unknowingly living with for 2 whole years. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

PCOS to say the least is a nasty little condition that (sparing all the more serious details)  throws your hormones so out of whack that youโ€™re on a continuous emotional roller coaster, makes you gain weight rapidly and uncontrollably, makes you bloat like a baby whale and makes your hair thin/fall out. Itโ€™s a defeated feeling when this happens all at once. ๐Ÿ’ญ

It felt like I had no control over my own body or emotions, imagine feeling helpless but thinking youโ€™re doing everything right !? Yep that was me. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

AFTER 2 WHOLE YEARS... I am finally finding myself feeling like myself again. 
Iโ€™m healthier, more content, more silly, more authentic to my feelings , my hair is growing ๐Ÿ˜ญand slowly my body is getting back to its movement filled self. 
But mostly my emotional mind is more at ease. โœจ

Besides my daily medication - 
I  had to give up: - refined sugar - dairy - gluten - caffeine
So basically all my favorite things: ๐Ÿ˜‚

Which left my daily menu to broccoli and lettuce ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ญ
BUT it also led me to many a health store to curb my snack tooth! Which is where I found and fell in love with @goodheart_sa ๐ŸŒฟ man oh man! 
Talk about gluten free yummies ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Iโ€™m currently obsessed with their cocoa dusted coconut flakes and ๐Ÿ“ fruit chips! -
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Feel Free to DM for recipes and tips! I feel like a baby expert in the field ๐Ÿ˜ hereโ€™s to living your most deliciously authentic life โ™ฅ๏ธ #IamFTN #IamFaithfultonature

OVERSHARE POST: โœจ Towards the end of last year I was diagnosed with PCOS which I had been unknowingly living with for 2 whole years. ๐Ÿ™ƒ PCOS to say the least is a nasty little condition that (sparing all the more serious details) throws your hormones so out of whack that youโ€™re on a continuous emotional roller coaster, makes you gain weight rapidly and uncontrollably, makes you bloat like a baby whale and makes your hair thin/fall out. Itโ€™s a defeated feeling when this happens all at once. ๐Ÿ’ญ It felt like I had no control over my own body or emotions, imagine feeling helpless but thinking youโ€™re doing everything right !? Yep that was me. ๐Ÿ™ƒ AFTER 2 WHOLE YEARS... I am finally finding myself feeling like myself again. Iโ€™m healthier, more content, more silly, more authentic to my feelings , my hair is growing ๐Ÿ˜ญand slowly my body is getting back to its movement filled self. But mostly my emotional mind is more at ease. โœจ Besides my daily medication - I had to give up: - refined sugar - dairy - gluten - caffeine So basically all my favorite things: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Which left my daily menu to broccoli and lettuce ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ญ BUT it also led me to many a health store to curb my snack tooth! Which is where I found and fell in love with @goodheart_sa ๐ŸŒฟ man oh man! Talk about gluten free yummies ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ญ Iโ€™m currently obsessed with their cocoa dusted coconut flakes and ๐Ÿ“ fruit chips! - - Feel Free to DM for recipes and tips! I feel like a baby expert in the field ๐Ÿ˜ hereโ€™s to living your most deliciously authentic life โ™ฅ๏ธ #IamFTN  #IamFaithfultonature 

Because there is no PLAN-et B ๐Ÿฉ 
Hereโ€™s some simple things you can start doing today ๐ŸŒ okay ? Okay! โœจ
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1. Invest in some reusable items (for water, coffee, lunch etc) 
2. Go meatless for a day a week
Itโ€™s easier than it sounds ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ -
3. Say no to straws ๐Ÿข
4. Turn off the lights annnnd use eco friendly bulbs 
5. Carpool 
5.1 Make someoneโ€™s day, everyday (imperative)
6. Invest in some plants ๐ŸŒฑ -

#vsco #vscocam #recycle #upcycle #savetheplanet #dontbekakbelekker #IamFTN #IAmFaithfulToNature

Because there is no PLAN-et B ๐Ÿฉ Hereโ€™s some simple things you can start doing today ๐ŸŒ okay ? Okay! โœจ - 1. Invest in some reusable items (for water, coffee, lunch etc) 2. Go meatless for a day a week Itโ€™s easier than it sounds ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ - 3. Say no to straws ๐Ÿข 4. Turn off the lights annnnd use eco friendly bulbs 5. Carpool 5.1 Make someoneโ€™s day, everyday (imperative) 6. Invest in some plants ๐ŸŒฑ - #vsco  #vscocam  #recycle  #upcycle  #savetheplanet  #dontbekakbelekker  #IamFTN  #IAmFaithfulToNature