It's too much* to go zero waste overnight, acquire high levels of soil chemistry knowledge, and turn back the past 50-100 years of harmful human practices. Enter slow waste: the starting point for doing your part to improve planetary health by improving individual human practices.
1. Reduce plastic consumption:
Single use plastic consumption is destroying our planet and expected to triple in the next 5 years. Invest in a really great water machine that you can refill high-quality mineral rich water from and kiss single use plastic bottle use goodbye. Our favorites at the moment are Berkey, Kangen, Brondell and Flowater. If that's not in your current daily budget, find a local Spring to harvest raw water from or check out this link to source Spring water in your local area. For an incredibly affordable way to purify and release some* of the chemicals from your drinking water without having to invest in a filtration device, simply let your glass of tap water sit on the countertop for 4 hours and let condensation do the work.
2. Be the example:
Sustainability starts with a shifting of the consumption mindset, to the preservation and prosperity mindset. Sustainable thought practices such as assessing if you're truly hungry, or just addicted to meal time. Do you really need to consume television before you hit the hay, or is it more sustainable for a clear thinking mind to log some deep restorative hours? Do you really need to go to the grocery store, or can you get creative with the superfood powders, high quality fats, and whatever bulk grains you have in your pantry. Sometime sustainability doesn't look like a product or investment in becoming more sustainable. Sometimes it's simply a mental shift towards more resourcefulness.
3. Educate yourself:
Look outward, and educate yourself by learning from the organizations, farmers, and motivators who are giving their all to reverse the detriments of modern farming practices and human consumption. Look to Ryan Engelhart, Zach Bush/Farmers Footprint, Woody Harrelson, and Mary Hyman for reputable insight surrounding the topic of a regenerative planet. One resource you shouldn't miss out on is Kiss The Ground, an upcoming documentary that gives you both background and action steps to remediating Planet Earth.
With everything, remember that even if you don't take action yet, the awareness and intention is #1.