How do we, as people and as a community respond to frightening events outside our control? Do we hunker down in our individual homes, or do we look to our friends and neighbors to make sure they too, are all right? In this article, I make the case for the latter approach.
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Finding yourself home more than usual? Perhaps you want to try your hand at sewing thing, but don’t have a sewing machine? In this post, I give you an easy DIY hand sewing project that is all straight edges and two simple seams. You don’t need much in terms of equipment either.
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.