The Easiest Way to Reduce Your Trash

Literally, just don’t buy packaged produce.

A simple instruction:

reduce your trash

A complex question:

Why are we here?

Easiest Way to Reduce Your Trash by asking the Hardest Question. Who am I?

An easy, simple, straight forward, tangible act of switching a food shopping habit that can tremendously decrease your trash. Buy free floating produce or in other words don’t buy produce in plastic. Just say no to this tiny wasteful luxury  of convenience we call a plastic bag. Next step. Buy more fresh produce, therefore less processed packaged foods. Which (in my humble opinion) equals healthier and simpler lives. But…why should we care? What does this have to do with who I am? Well that’s something us humans will always be searching for. Our purpose. I’ve learned a thing or two over the past few months (I’m not an expert, far from it actually), but it starts with something like this…

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

What is our purpose big and small? What is YOUR calling?

Well I urge you to dive right into your soul to search it out. Don’t worry because Jesus is there right beside you rooting you on. We all have an incredible amount of potential, if only we go against what society tells us and let it loose. Is it a treacherous adventure? You bet! But also well worth it.In my short life, I have always had this underlying urge to care for the earth, physically and emotionally as well. I literally care about it and I want to take care of it. Makes sense? So here I am writing a blog and hopefully starting a chain of events in my life that aide in the cry out for change for our now and future home, planet earth. I am not saying that every human should find a career in caring for the earth, heck I don’t even do that right now (I’m a dental hygienist for Heavens sake-see what I did there?-but really.), but I do think that every human should care. And reducing your trash is one way to start. Join the movement with me, caring for the earth and finding a heavenly vocation. Where do you start? Well, to name a few: guidance from Jesus, the scriptures, various identity podcasts, professors, counselors, friends, family, books and more! I would like to give thanks to and also highly recommend the book Garden City by John Mark Comer and to Van City Church’s series on Identity and Calling at  specifically the teaching on Genesis 1v26-28 

How did the conversation about trash turn into an identity? That’s my brain in a nutshell! Clear as mud? Thought so. Cya next time Vancouverites. Thrillseekers. blog searchers, internet surfers.

I seem to always try to pitch an Anchorman worthy send off..picture me winking and giving the side body finger point as I say will catch on one of these days…

4 thoughts on “The Easiest Way to Reduce Your Trash

  1. Thought provoking post! You offer a small step that leads to a larger and more important picture. To prove it was thought provoking, I’ve included mine below, completely unsolicited haha…

    So just a little bit later in Genesis (2:15) we read that one of Adam’s initial purposes was summarized as, “The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” The first man was also the first environmentalist. Notice one can both work the earth while simultaneously caring for it. I have a possibly misconceived perception that the main goal (or at least the logical conclusion) of environmentalism is to return humanity to hunter/gatherers in order to preserve the earth. As believers I think we should work towards the creative 3rd option between relentless progress and absurd regression, which would be something described as maybe “responsible progress.” What does that look like and how do we get there? Well you said it yourself, we have Jesus right along side us, why don’t we work with him? Small, faithful steps. You know, like reducing trash 🙂


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