What?

Sustainista is an effort to integrate my interest in current trends with a sustainable lifestyle. It comes from my dissatisfaction with our nearly inescapable disposable culture, which proliferates an inane thoughtlessness toward the environment and our fellow human beings. It also comes from the realization that taking many small and, yes, sometimes trendy steps to change this damaging behavior will eventually lead to greater movement in the right direction.

That’s not to say it’s easy, mind you. Although I’ve managed to change a number of my myriad bad habits, I still regularly catch myself fully immersed in some wasteful or otherwise harmful activity. Also, I’m not quite ready to give up my car, my cell phone, my computer, or my Christmas tree.

But I’m trying to make little changes here and there, which will hopefully lead to larger ones everywhere down the road. I am chronicling my experiences on this site, while highlighting people, businesses, and organizations that are making small (and large) changes, too.

Because I really do like this planet.

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