Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been trying to figure out how to help out on the topics that interest me. But I am also introverted. I tried joining environmental protection groups, but their style of campaigning wore me out. I usually left a meeting feeling like I did not belong. Why did I not feel energized by their presence like so many of the other members?
When it comes to the ecofrugal mindset, there are few things that beat a DIY mindset. We don’t all have to know how to do everything. But if we learn a couple of skills we enjoy doing, we can barter and trade with others of complementary skills. A produce bag for some homegrown strawberries? Mending clothes for babysitting? Only your imagination is the limit.
Are you conscious about where you spend money? And with what companies? We all need to eat. But how we chose to do so could mean the difference between being a conscious consumer and an indifferent one. The impact of the former can be bigger than we like to believe. Especially if we act as a group.
How do you prepare yourself for potentially weeks of self-isolation and social distancing (if you can) during Covid-19? How can you avoid going to the shop 3 times a week if that is what you were used to? Here is one example of how one couple keeps their pantry stocked to keep them well-fed for weeks.
What are we to do if coronavirus fears forces us to stay at home? Either due to orders from our job or concerns for ourselves or high-risk friends and relatives? Here is a list of different things we can do to help the time go by without feeling trapped.
Darning is as old as clothes itself. When you’ve spent weeks and months carding, spinning, weaving, sewing, it makes sense that you wouldn’t throw a garment away at the first tear. Mending and darning always gain popularity during lean times, such as WW2 and the great depression. But who is to say that we can’t […]