Waste less and be Style Conscious
My name is Kali and I write Style Conscious.
I really started truly caring about the environment and minimalism a little over a year ago. I had already been writing and blogging about ethical and eco-fashion. Once I started researching more about these topics, my blog grew into a platform to speak about these issues. My lifestyle didn’t change much when I first started my blog. Through my research, I learned about the zero waste movement and minimalist lifestyle. I soon realized that I was living in conflict with my values and what I was speaking about. I felt a jolt of inspiration to change my lifestyle to match my values. I wanted to apply the zero waste principles across all aspects of my life.
Since creating this lifestyle for myself in Chicago, I have reduced the amount of stress I have to experience at home and overall. I have less things, which means less to clean and take care of. I don’t have to feel that heavy guilt of contributing to over consumption and a society reliant on disposables. Because I refuse unnecessary purchases and reduce my consumption, I am saving money. I also find joy in having to come up with alternatives and following along others zero waste journey. It’s all about progress, not perfection.