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HOW TO BE SUSTAINABLE AS A SMALL BUSINESS

Over the last few years, the demand from consumers for sustainability is ever growing, which is amazing to see!


This means that being a ‘small business’ is no longer enough to justify also being a sustainable business.


Do you want to make all the changes under the sun, do everything Google tells you to do when you ask ‘how to be sustainable’, and never do anything ‘bad’?


I feel ya! I have personally been through the Eco-Anxiety overwhelm. A few years ago I was in that exact state of mind. I wanted to do everything, but nothing felt enough, “what was the point?”


Oh, it gives me a headache just thinking back to that time.


If you've felt like this, please take my advice when I say, you don't have to be perfect!


If you feel overwhelmed, stressed, worried, sad, etc (any emotions that bring your energy down). It's not worth it. You're one person. You can’t single handedly save the world. (and even if you could, you wouldn't be much good doing it from a burnt out state of mind).


Start by choosing 1 or 2 things that you care most about. What can you do in your day to day life that will make a sustainable difference?


For example, if you feel passionate about tackling plastic pollution, try buying one less single-use plastic item a week. Or take part in a local litter pick each week/month.


Once you have implemented sustainable habits into your life and they become natural, stress free and part of you, then introduce another. One sustainable action done well is better than lots done half heartedly.


Hopefully that gives you some insight into personal life as a sustainable warrior!

Now to tackle the business side of sustainable living.


As a small business owner myself, I've found the same mindset and strategy applies in business life as it goes in personal life, and the two are very much intertwined.


Use the same strategy as I spoke about above, when choosing your first (or 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or more if you're already smashing it as a sustainable business owner) sustainable action for your business.


If you don't know where to start, or need some other ideas, here’s a few ways you can make your business more sustainable (stress free)…



There are soooo many other things you can do, (stick around for my upcoming blog post about specific and bigger impacting sustainability practices that you can implement into your business).


If you already implement some of these in your business, AMAZING! If you don’t, that's okay. You gotta start somewhere, right!


Start when you’re ready and take it one action at a time!


Got some more ideas of your own?

Head to the comment section on my INSTAGRAM POST and let me know!


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