Facts: Circular starts w/ less ♻️ 📉; Feelings: Inspired by land care✋ 🏞️; Action: I got a heat pump! 🔌☀️❄️
Having worked in or with the circular economy for what I suspect is longer than most, this is one thing which still maddens me - the fact that it still so often isn't evident that resource consumption has to reduce. In fact I go as far to say that a business model which remains predicated on consumption growth cannot ever be circular (do the math(s)). Therefore the thing to change is less about the product, and much more about the business model, processes and behaviours: Look for alternative ways to generate revenue which are divorced from consumption growth and design a process which nurtures this!
Thanks for linking to the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project site, Kim! Great to see you and show you around - enjoy the marsh goggles...they get better with use!
We put in a heat pump ca. 6 years ago but needed to chose the “auxiliary” source because it gets cold sometimes here in N Carolina. We chose LP gas because we already had a gas tank for cook stove. Ugh! Trying to find someone who can convert the auxiliary-heat piece inside the unit to electric (resistance, I guess?) rather than replace the whole unit. Ideas anyone? Eventually will replace cooking range w/ electric and ditch all propane!
Thank you--this is a much needed reminder of how much we can do by doing with less. And it’s just not that hard--but we do need reminders!
Great to see marsh restoration, they are such important and neglected habitats.
I often ponder how to spend money in an environmentally sustainable way. For example , I buy most of my clothes at second hand stores and can thus afford to donate to environmental causes. However, I would like to buy clothes which are produced by fair trade practices, use natural materials, and sold by local businesses. But of course, these cost much more. In the long run, which approach do you advocate.