I increased my regular charitable donations to keep donations at least 5% of my income.
I am doing fairly well with my food-based resolutions (eating less meat, eating only free-range meat, buying from independent grocers and farmers' markets, following Pollan's Food Rules, using the ShopEthical! app) except that I started a job that involves a lot of driving and subsequently started buying a diet cola, sparkling water and takeaway coffees. To combat this, I purchased some coffee to make in a plunger at home (Organic Frida by Republica) and a water bottle that will keep my water icy cold, even after being left in the car on a 40C day.
Speaking of purchases, I made a few this month (as well as food, drink and medication). These were:
- A vintage beaded blouse;
- Three make-up items from Aussie brand Australis (I will post about make-up in future), for a burlesque-themed party I was attending;
- My new S'Well water bottle (from one of my favourite local independent stores);
- Dishwashing liquid (must learn how to make my own);
- A vehicle logbook (Australian-made by an Australian-owned company) for my new job, for which I am driving up to 200km per day; and
- A baby-blue, second-hand
Did you make any ethical resolutions for 2013? How are they going?