Sustainability

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
 
What do you see when you look at nature? Do you gaze deeply at it, or do you briefly glance at it?
 
It has been proven that for everyone, being in nature reduces stress, anger, and fear; making you feel emotionally (and physically) healthier – reducing muscle tension, blood pressure, heart rates, and the production of stress hormones.
 
It is very worrying then, that our planet and nature are in big big trouble of not being able to share their pleasures with us! David Attenborough describes the problem perfectly, making it so easy to understand, in his documentary A Life on our Planet. If you haven’t seen it, I would suggest that you do.
 
David Attenborough's documentary on the need for sustainability
As Attenborough says: 
“The living world will endure – we humans cannot presume the same. We’ve come this far because we are the smartest creatures that have ever lived. But to continue we require more than intelligence, we require wisdom.”
The problem is huge, but we already have the knowledge and skills to halt and reverse the immense issue of nature, as we know it, dying. All it takes is to re-examine our relationship with nature, working with it instead of against it, and then this will slowly begin to restore our planet to its former glory.
 
What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.” — Henry David Thoreau
Do you ever wonder where your clothes, bags, wallets… come from and how they are made? 
I do. Every time I pick up a wallet, bag, or jacket; I check to see if it is made from genuine animal leather. I look at the ingredient on every product label to see if it contains animal products or harmful chemicals. You see I am very much into sustainable living and trying my hardest to not hurt anything or anyone along my journey through life on this planet.
 
Instead of going into arguments about why we should be looking after our animals/planet, I have decided that there are enough people out there spreading the word (some very harshly) on why we should be living a life of less impact on the planet.
 
So… I thought that I would rather show the solution to the problem through example, and by promoting products that are not made by harming animals, that come from ethical sources, do not damage the planet in any way, are good for our health, that we can enjoy with a clear conscience, and that do not cost the earth.
 
Sustainability in products
You can make an impact and give back to the planet, as well as improve your life financially, by purchasing products that are renewable and last longer. There are many other ways that you can benefit from sustainable living as well.
 
In this section you can find information related to eco-friendly living, sustainability, and Green products, and view topics such as:
 
Alternative Energy
Eco-Friendly Products
With regards this photo below: this is one of the many beautiful Olive Trees in Spain where we currently live. The Olive Tree is a symbol of peace, wisdom, fertility, prosperity, health, victory, stability, and tranquillity. It also symbolises the eternal link between man and the earth. We have one outside our front door and I remember this every time I see it.
 
The Olive Tree: a symbol of sustainability between man and earth