Two lettuce leaves creating a heart-shape on a wooden background.Sustainable living is more than a thing treehuggers talk about.

Sustainable living is something you do – everyday – to make the planet a better place.

But sustainable living isn’t just about protecting the earth’s resources and the plants, animals and eco-systems that call it home.

It’s about protecting us too. And the generations still to come.

Which is a pretty big deal, am I right?

So, how do we actually live sustainably?

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Sustainable living is largely about achieving a balance.

Society’s needs and wants, as well as economic stability, often seem at odds with environmental preservation. But they don’t have to be.

It is actually in the balance between society, the economy and the environment that true sustainability is found.

When people still have access to goods and services. But these goods and services are manufactured and sold with their environmental impact just as big a concern as their economic impact.

When jobs are still created. But these jobs are created in sectors that both foster the economy and protect – even begin to heal – the planet.

In its simplest form, the word sustainable means the ability to last. And so within its own terminology, sustainable living is only working if it can be maintained.

Of Houses and Trees is all about offering everyday tips for sustainable living. In what we buy, what we eat, what we think, we have the ability to make conscious, intentional decisions. For us and for the earth.

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