Recycle. Compost. Separate our trash. Buy local. Buy organic. Use public transit. Go solar. Go diesel. Go electric. Go chemical free. Use motion-switched lighting. Don’t use lighting. Shop vintage. Re-use. Re-purpose. Grow your own. Eat no beef. Just don’t eat….
There are myriad ways that we should all live better. Its exhausting. But we are believers, so we fight the fight. This week’s “Sustainable Saturday” Get Off the Couch vlog post shares one key way that we can quite easily live a bit more sustainably: Buy less, and buy better.
While there are lots of ways to interpret “buy better,” and even more ways to do it, the most important thing is to take the time before you buy anything of consequence to ask yourself: “Might this _____ be with me for a decade or more? Could I choose another version of this that could last longer or provide utility longer than this one? Can I afford to maybe pay a bit more to buy a little better and cause this thing to sustain….
An object’s ability to sustain, is much more important to achieving true sustainability than so many other of the metrics we use to judge whether a particular item or service is “sustainable.” This thought has captured Lovesac’s imagination and materialized in the form of a formal design philosophy, called “Designed for Life.” This notion of sustaining sustainability has led us to the framework outlined on this blog.
What are you investing in that will sustain? Love to hear from you.