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

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

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

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

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

Wonderful landscape around the corner

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

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

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

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

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

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.