Welcome to 2018 🙂
What a wonderful and exciting time it is right now! The New Year is a chance for new beginnings, new year’s resolutions, being more mindful and finding new ways to be better people for not only ourselves and our inner peace but also for a healthier and happier environment.
New year’s resolutions often seem like a waste. However, after a few small changes it gets easier. As you go along and as you will meet more people who share the same values and this will leave you feeling more optimistic about the future.
For us 2018 is about zero waste all the way. We’ve ditched our non-recycling bin and have taken that option away from our daily living. We are now filling eco bricks which are 2 litre empty coke bottles with materials that cannot be recycled. These eco bricks are dropped off at collection points and used to build homes, community centres and all sorts of useful structures that assist people. See the section called “Eco bricks for the win” down below for more information. You won’t beleive the amount of waste that a 2 litre coke bottle can take. It’s unbelievable! There is zero waste and then there’s zero waste. For the waste you can’t aviod there’s the eco brick option.
We recently built a compost bin to replace the compost piles in the garden. We need that space to plant more trees before the rains come. Our food forest is starting to take shape! We share our information on how to build one down below.
Our quotes this month are from Aldo Leopold who was an American author, philosopher, ecologist, forester, conservationist and environmentalist. He wrote a book called A Sand County Almanac which has sold more than 2 million copies. Leopold was influential in the movement for wildlife conservation and in the development for modern environmental ethics. He emphasized biodiversity and was a founder of wildlife management science.
We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and that it enhances your environmental wisdom. We wish all abundance for 2018.
The Unicorn Cafe Team.