#31: Sustainable Minimalism with Stephanie Seferian

Apr 15, 2020 | Podcast, Sustainability

The start of April brings with it the anticipation of Earth Day towards the end of the month and encourages us to begin to shift our focus toward our own environmental impact and how we use what has been given to us from the planet.

 

Get rid of a single-use mindset and begin to consider that reducing the amount of stuff you live with or deem necessary at this point in life means that you’ll be living a more sustainable lifestyle and having less of an impact on the environment around you. Which in the long run means your children and their children will have a planet to care for as well. 

Today I sit down with Stephanie Seferian of the Sustainable Minimalists Podcast.  Stephanie is an expert in sustainability, zerowaste and minimalism.  She offers simple strategies to reduce clutter and live more intentionally in an effort to save our planet.  And by offering these insights, she encourages opportunities to more fully enjoy the simple joys that life brings.

An eco-friendly lifestyle brings with it the simplicity of living with less stuff, which in turn, creates more space to invite opportunities to cultivate health, harmony and happiness with your family.  It is something my family strives to do and is continually learning how to do.  But when we teach our children at a young age how to do these things, it becomes second nature for them and there’s no question as to whether or not to do them. The hope is that there is education behind why we do them so as to inspire others to take baby steps and implement similar changes in their own lifestyle so that our planet can continue to thrive.

Highlights & resources below.

Highlights:

{2:18}    Minimalism and the environment

{5:36}   Why Stephanie chose a minimalist lifestyle

{9:50}    How Stephanie defines minimalism

{11:02}   What is sustainability

{13:32}  Making conscious purchases

{14:38}  Purchasing necessities + repurposing and reusing

{17:29}  The single-use mindset

{21:40}  Swapping soap

{22:33} Creating a more eco-friendly lifestyle

{26:53} First steps to living more sustainably

{28:06} Swaps for zero-waste living

Resources:

More episodes like this one:

#29: Creating Less Waste in Your Environment

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Manduka Pro

 

My Guest Appearance on The Sustainable Minimalists Podcast:

Episode 117: Slow homes, Climate Change & Coronavirus

Guest Links:

Stephanie Seferian | MamaMinimalist.com

The Sustainable Minimalists Podcast

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