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#352 - Emptying bin earlier so that it doesn't need to be cleaned as often

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Sometimes, I’m a bit lazy and bring the food waste to the compost bin (#156) a bit late. In that case, the bin has become dirty and I need to clean it. By now bringing the food out earlier, the bin remains cleaner, which saves water and soap for cleaning.


Infinite number of ideas

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351 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:
On our journey, we visited a friend. In her garden, I discovered this pear tree. Apart from loving this tree, the idea made my heart jump: it makes me feel that there is an infinite number of good ideas that we can put into practice to care well for your our planet.



#351 - Cleaning staircase during the day using daylight

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Whenever I have to clean the staircase, I make sure that I do so during the day, so that there is still daylight. This prevents me from having to use the lights.


Sustainable All Year Round: An Interview with Dr. Erlijn van Genuchten

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How one woman is trailblazing with sustainability all year round!
Check out our interview with Dr. Erlijn van Genuchten about her 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge at https://impakter.com/sustainable-all-year-round-an-interview-with-dr-erlijn-van-genuchten/.

Wonderful landscape around the corner

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350 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge: 
When I moved to Germany, I immediately started exploring the area and found out that I'm living in a beautiful country. This also made me realize that I don't have to fly to the other side of the globe to find a wonderful landscape such as this one.

#350 - Using paper that came in box and crafting-tape leftovers for wrapping

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I received a box that had paper in it to prevent the contents from being damaged and found out that I can use it to wrap presents. And as tape, I used some pieces that were left from crafting.


Moving forward slowly and steadily

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349 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge: 
I'll probably never stop being impressed by the things I see when enjoying #nature. On yesterday's walk, this #caterpillar was moving forward slowly but steadily; just like me in my Challenge. Wow, I've never seen such a big one! 

#349 - Bringing own shopping bag or trolley to shop

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When I go shopping, I bring my own bag instead of buying a new one. I’ve been using the trolley for example already for years, which has saved me a huge pile of bags.


Bee path

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348 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge: 
Yesterday, whilst looking for brown signs (see Q&A), we came across a "bee path" with panels providing information about bees and biodiversity (with a beautiful sunset behind us). I like it that both children and adults are informed about these important topics.

#348 - Doing dishes by hand instead of using dishwasher

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I have learned that doing the dishes by hand requires – with the right habits – less energy and water. That’s why I’ve done it by hand.