Inflation and climate change

You don’t have to be an economist to see inflation all around you. All costs have gone up, groceries, gasoline, clothing and other good.

In addition, we can see the effects of climate change in our daily lives. For the past few years, temperature variations have surprised us. Storms are multiplying in virulence, and the melting of the ice at the North Pole is in the news.

We must not let ourselves be overwhelmed by discouragement.

My sister, an eco-responsibility fanatic, tells me that every gesture counts.

These reasons motivate me to rack my brain to spend less and try not to waste. We can take the example of the habits of our parents and grandparents who lived during the war. Out of necessity, they developed ways to save.

I hope to inspire you with these three small actions out of the ordinary.

Rouge à lèvres (crédit photo Phrenssynnes)

Saving money to help the planet

Those who follow my blog know that I am a lipstick fanatic. It’s my go-to for moisturizing my lips and looking less tired. A brush designed to apply this makeup product allows you to use a smaller amount. You can also go to the bottom of the tube to use the whole stick.

Bâton et pinceau (crédit photo Phrenssynnes)
Teapot in the garden (credit photo Phrenssynnes)

Recycle to help the planet

I always end up breaking the lids off my teapots. Instead of getting rid of them, I try to find a way to recover them. Here is my latest find.

I made a bird feeder out of this teapot. A good ball of absorbent cotton in the spout keeps the seeds from falling. I used a clip in the handle and hung it on a hook.

And it works, I saw birds pecking at the offered seeds, but I have yet to catch a photo of them in action.

Another example of recovery comes from my mother-in-law.

Recycle a plastic net by placing several solid soap scraps inside. We tie the whole with a clasp of a bread bag. And we can wash our hands with this new soap that allows us to use the small pieces of soap easily.

Savonnier (crédit photo Phrenssynnes)

Utilize to help the planet

I find that tomato paste wins the worst food waste contest. Recipes that use this ingredient only require a small amount. We’re stuck with leftovers even if we buy the smallest can. Here is my list of dish ideas that include tomato paste. Plan several recipes that contain it in the same week. 

 -Beef bourguignon

– Spaghetti sauce

Thai Turkey Meatballs 

Veal Sauté with Olives

– Turkey Osso Bucco

Portuguese Pork Stir-Fry

-Soup

Another trick is to use tomato paste tubes because they contain less than cans.

Final thoughts

Do you find these ideas irrelevant or insignificant? Tell yourself that if we try to apply this to all our daily habits, it will eventually count. Having this reflex for each of our actions must be developed.

Planning and organization is another secret to recycling, saving and avoiding waste.

Do you miss motivation? Imagine if the lack of supply’s products increases, perhaps we will find it difficult to obtain essential goods.

Let’s face it! How catastrophic a shortage of lipstick would be in our lives! Ah! Ah!

I invite you to share your ideas and healthy habits in the comments. Together, we can change the disposable culture and help the planet.

© Phrenssynnes

Subscribe to receive my latest publication. You will find it in your email Saturday morning so you can read it while sipping your coffee.

Subscribe

Join our mailing list

Tim Denning, Millennials and Baby-Boomers

Tim Denning, Millennials and Baby-Boomers

Tim Denning and the Millennials I recently read an article by Tim Denning on medium.com, and I suggest you read it. This text is a response to his writings. As an introduction, I would like to say that I am a baby boomer. And I love avocado toast! Raw Fish and...

Florence Foster Jenkins, a Unique Artist Who Touched Me Literally

Florence Foster Jenkins, a Unique Artist Who Touched Me Literally

How a bad singer got me out of my writing block These days, I have difficulty finding inspiration, so I decided to listen to a movie. Some people will say it’s procrastination, but consuming culture makes me feel like writing. A muse tickles my fingers when I visit a...

How to write a love letter in 5 easy steps

How to write a love letter in 5 easy steps

The love letter How to express your feelings towards your lover, whether on Valentine's Day or any other time of year? May I suggest the love letter? What could be more romantic than giving a passionate handwritten missive? It will be more ardent than a text message....