When we find a Saturday morning available for our purging efforts, we tend to take the path of least resistance with our excess stuff. Most of your neighbors will do the same thing. American curbs see billions of pounds of trash each year, and much of it, including appliances and mattresses, is recyclable. This compounds and leaves the landfills full of items that really belong elsewhere.
It’s easy to overlook how office design can be crucial for a sustainable work life. However, a workspace that is well designed for the specifics of the company can significantly improve the well being as well as the general health of the employee, ultimately making them more sustainably productive and engaged.
With sustainability on the mind, it’s no surprise that we at Green Spaces have endless positive things to say about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. From what we consume, to how we spend what we consume, we believe our bodies are our temples and we must treat them in a way that leads to a long, sustainable life.
The average american spends more than two hours on social media per day. That’s two full hours of comparing the ins and outs of our lives to others’ well-edited posts. Two hours of oversaturating our brains with advertisements and media biases that we haven’t necessarily asked for, and yet, are entirely unavoidable. Where once lay a space in our brains for creativity, productivity, and mindfulness is now filled with two full hours of scrolling, liking, and comparing.