Being sustainable can mean a lot of things, so I just wanted to cover what it means for us at Soulsong Avalon, as it is a fundamental part of our philosophy:
“Conscious living is to look after what we have. We have one body/ mind/ spirit/ planet – and it merits our Care, Love and Appreciation.”
And for us, at Soulsong Avalon being sustainable means: Making sure all decisions made have a positive impact on the earth, community, customers and self, by using;
- Recycled labels, brochures, paper
- Glass jars/ bottles which is better for the products, and can be reused or recycled
- Quality Organic to local ingredients
- Smaller local suppliers
Being Financially sustainable, providing;
- Prices are affordable for customers
- Prices that are sustainable for us as a small business
So these are what we keep it in mind with all the everyday decisions we make.
Recently I had to choose whether to go with vinyl labels for my oils as they are more durable, and yet we went for the paper – as it’s more biodegradable. Such small decisions, and yet each decision big or small can have a lasting impact.
All of us make these decisions everyday, and they help and do have an impact, we have the choice to cut down on plastic, packaging, organic food, recycling and so much more. The more we can support our values with the choices we make, the more we can support a larger overall change in the way things are done, for ourselves, the community and the world we live in.