This is what I try to live by, not doing too well on number 5, 6 and 7, since I still have a fridge and, thus, a connection to the electric grid. Working on number 9 too, but the rest I’m already living, and have been for almost 1,5 years. \o/
1. You only use public transportation
2. You mostly walk or take the bike
3. You can’t travel abroad by plane
4. You can’t travel further than a 1,000km radius
5. You get rid of your fridge, stove, dishwasher, washingmachine and TV
6. You get a solar array and a windmill to charge batteries, should drive your computer and router
7. You disconnect from the electric grid
8. You get rid of your telephone
9. You only eat raw food
NOTE:These rules are IMPOSSIBLE to live by if you’re a parent, living in a house in a rural district! Stay tuned for a parent version, it will be VERY lax ;-). They’re also based on you living in shared housing with running water and connected to the surplus heating grid. Yes! Denmark is a pretty advanced country, at least if you live in suburbia, like I do \o/
8 replies on “The Sustainable Living Manifesto – “non-parent in shared housing” version”
Will turn off the fridge tonight \o/ YAY! I ROCK SOOO HARD
The fridge was turned off an hour ago, not to be turned on again while I’m single (which means that it wil NEVER be turned on again \o/)
Just for the record, I am a parent, and I refuse to fly. That’s not holding me or my family back mind you, we’ve even travelled to Africa and back without flying. We plan on going even futher away – stay tuned.
it’s more the fact that I want you to throw out the fridge, the TV, the washer, the dishwasher, the stove and the car. flying is not needed.
looking forward to hearing from you and to hear about your travels 🙂
Don’t have a car, don’t plan on ever having one. TV, washer and stove are all understandebly on the list, but indeed to some necessities. What about the computer? Not just the computer, but online life? I mean if we use google, we are upping the demand for more google servers that will use energy. Same with email, blogs, facebook, twitter, linked in, etc etc. Shouldn’t we also try to keep those to a minimum as well?
Finally turned off the phone for good, but you can still TEXT me
Det er nogle super retningslinjer!
Jeg har i en del år arbejdet på at gøre mig uafhængig af land. Jeg bor på min båd Terrafobia og mange af de ting du har med, er ting jeg stræber efter.
Så nu vil jeg brug dem som rettesnor, dog vil jeg ikke rette ind efter 8 og 9.
Tak, og ja jeg kan godt være enig i dig med at punkt 8 og 9 er for tossede, men når jeg siger at man ikke bør have en telefon, mener jeg mobiltelefon. Skype er det nye fastnet og mobiltelefonen langt overlegen.
Jeg bruger min telefon når jeg er “journalist”, som f.eks. i dag https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:2015_Copenhagen_attacks