A little bit about me
I am Kerrie, the Founder of Holevida. After months and months of preparation, ideas and help from so many wonderful people, I am delighted to finally be here talking to you!!
I am a wife and mother of 2 gorgeous girls. I love being in the great outdoors, keeping fit, eating whole nutritious foods (I do still love chocolate though!), living as eco-friendly and low tox as possible and being happy!! I enjoy being busy, which means I sometimes feel like I run out of hours in the day, but don’t we all as mums! However, I do make sure I schedule some ‘me time’ something I have learnt to do to allow me to be a better person!!
Making small sustainable changes
Holevida was born from wanting to create change, not only in our household but to also help other families make positive steps towards living a more eco-friendly, lifestyle. As a mother I totally understand that it feels too hard to even contemplate making changes at times.
I will be the first to admit that we are not perfect and still have a lot to improve on with regards to reducing the waste we generate. However, what I have learnt over the last few years is that if you try and do everything at once, it’s not sustainable and can feel overwhelming. So I like to choose one thing to focus on at a time, one habit to change, come to grips with that and then move onto the next challenge. I invite you to do the same. Choose one thing today that you can work towards changing or implementing in your family.
Encouraging a life with less waste!!
The first thing we did some years ago to reduce waste was start a compost bin. With the scraps alone from fruit and vegetables this cut down how much went into our general waste by at least a third.
If you haven’t started composting yet, do it!! Another option is worm farming, which I’m sure the kids would love, but I haven’t gone there yet. This may even inspire you to start growing your own veggies, but one step at a time! See how easy it is to get carried away!
If you are well and truly past this stage then here are 3 other things do that you may like to try:
- Using reusable produce bags instead of single use plastic bags for fruit and veg
- Refusing to buy any pre packaged fruit and veg – take the challenge!! (Berries unfortunately are our downfall – these are a favourite in our household and we can’t seem to get them without plastic packaging – might have to go hunting at the farmers markets or even better pick our own berries in the Yarra Valley! I told you we still have some work to do!
- Do you buy bread in plastic packaging? Save the bags for those times you feel the need to put something in a plastic bag before it goes in the bin……like the present your dog leaves for you when out walking! This saves the need to purchase yet more single use plastic bags!!
What change will you make today? I’d love to hear from you!! More ideas on how to reduce single use plastics and be more eco-friendly coming soon!!