Are you a guy trying to find your way through the jungle of sustainable opportunities or simply looking for inspiration for your next swap to a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Then keep reading!
Several studies show that when it comes to being environmentally conscious, there is a big gap between men and women, with men less likely to live sustainably than women. Sustainable living is for everyone which is why we wanted to dedicate this blog post to you men out there who find sustainability interesting - we appreciate you clicking on this post so much and hope that you can use some of these tips to help even out the statistics!
Of course you are also allowed to read along if you are a woman and use these tips yourself or maybe you will find the perfect Christmas present for the man in your life - whether it’s your father, brother, boyfriend or...
1. Shave with style
Whether you are a beard enthusiast or simply appreciating a clean shave, you will love switching to a safety razor. Not only does a safety razor give you a smooth and close shave but it also prevent those annoying razor bumps and irritated skin!
Treat yourself or the man in your life with our safety razor and pair it with our super moisturizing shaving soap bar for the perfect shaving duo.
2. Dress responsibly
While ethical and sustainable brands for women are popping up on *almost* a daily basis, we agree that sometimes it’s a bit difficult to find those kinds of brands for the conscious man. Lucky for you, we have done some research and found some great sustainable brands and online stores that are worth checking out if some of the items in your wardrobe need a replacement!
If you want to go all the way, thrift shopping will always be the most sustainable option as it reduces waste and every time you purchase a second-hand item, it means that one less new clothing piece needs to be produced. This is important regardless of material as production of clothing is costly to the environment no matter what.
3. DIY vegan hair pomade
It might sound time consuming or difficult but we promise you it’s not! Actually it’s super easy to make your own hair pomade if you follow this simple recipe with only 3 ingredients!
This extra strength pomade is long lasting and will keep your hair styled all day while also softening your hair and soothing scalp irritation - what’s not to like?
- 3 tbsp candelilla wax
- 3 tbsp shea butter
- 3 tbsp sweet almond oil or coconut oil
Place the candelilla wax in a double boiler or in a bowl on top of a pot with boiling water. Heat over medium until the wax is fully melted. Turn the heat to low and add the shea butter. Avoid stirring too often as the product will stick to your spoon and harden so it's best to let it melt on its own. Once the shea butter is melted, add either almond oil or coconut oil and quickly stir to combine.
Remove from heat and pour immediately into an airtight container. The mixture will harden quickly, so add any essential oils at this time if you would like a subtle scent.
4. From plastic to steel
Ditch plastic bottles and get yourself a reusable stainless steel bottle that keeps your beverage cold for up to 24 hours and your hot for up to 12 hours. Sounds pretty perfect right? No more lukewarm water in the gym, cold coffee on your way to work or sudden need to spend money on wasteful plastic water bottles when grabbing your on the go lunch (because who wants that?!).
Of course our stainless steel bottles can be used by both men and women but especially our wood printed bottle has been a bestseller for men.
5. Get your daily news-fix online
About 2.5 billion people read a newspaper in print regularly. Studies show that the major part of people who read the news are men which is why we wanted to include this tip in today's blog post.
Depending on a lot of factors like what you read and whether you recycle, this tip can be a great way to lower your daily carbon footprint. As time spent online also generates carbon emissions, you wouldn't be able to read news online all day long without exceeding the carbon footprint of a printed version but if you stick to scrolling less than 30 minutes a day, you will most likely save CO₂.
Forsake the paper, save the planet!