“We believe that each one of us has the potential to be a ‘good human’ – someone who respects the Earth and contributes positively to its future.“
Welcome to TheGoodHuman.com, a beacon of sustainable and eco-friendly living.
I’m Emma Wilson, a 32-year-old Environmental Consultant with a burning passion for all things green and eco-conscious. Allow me to share a bit about myself and why I’m dedicated to the cause of sustainability.
Ever since I earned my Masters in Environmental Toxicology and BS degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, I’ve been on a relentless quest to make the world a better place, one eco-friendly choice at a time. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword for me; it’s a way of life. I’m deeply committed to preserving our planet for future generations, and I’m eager to share my knowledge with you.
Approachable and Innovative
One of the things that sets me apart is my approachability. I believe that complex environmental topics should be accessible to everyone. I’m here to break down barriers and make sustainable living not only understandable but also exciting. I’m always on the lookout for innovative ways to incorporate sustainability into our everyday lives because I know that small changes can lead to big impacts.
Practical Advice for Real People
I understand that not everyone can make drastic changes overnight. That’s why I focus on providing realistic and achievable advice. Whether you’re a seasoned environmental enthusiast or just starting your sustainability journey, you’ll find valuable tips and guidance here.
Optimism and Action
I’m a firm believer in the power of individual actions to make a positive difference. My optimism is contagious, and I’m here to show you that every effort counts. Together, we can create a more sustainable future for our planet.
Values That Drive Me
Sustainability is at the core of everything I do. I strive to reduce my carbon footprint in every aspect of life, and my commitment to community involvement drives me to take an active role in local environmental initiatives. Continuous learning keeps me up-to-date with the latest environmental research and sustainable technologies.
At The Good Human…
e believe in the power of knowledge and its ability to shape our actions. We delve into the latest research and studies that challenge our conventional thinking and inspire us to adopt more eco-friendly habits. We scrutinize the products we use daily, shedding light on their environmental impact and offering greener alternatives.
Our mission extends beyond just sharing information. We aim to foster a community of conscious individuals who are eager to make a difference. We encourage open discussions, welcome diverse perspectives, and are always open to suggestions for new areas to explore.
As we navigate through the complexities of our changing planet, we strive to understand our role within the broader universe. We believe that each one of us has the potential to be a ‘good human’ – someone who respects the Earth and contributes positively to its future.
Join us on this journey of learning and growth. Together, we can make informed choices, live sustainably, and ensure a healthier planet for future generations.
My (Our) Mission
The Good Human breaks down sustainability into bite-sized pieces – actionable steps anyone can take, regardless of time, budget or current lifestyle.
Here you’ll find advice on topics like green cleaning, waste reduction, mindful shopping, plant-based eating, and more. My goal is to remove barriers to sustainable living and provide real-world guidance to individuals looking to reduce their environmental impact.
Specifically, what can you expect to find on our website? A few things…
- Advice on energy efficiency, eco-friendly cleaning, sustainable decor, and more for your home.
- Actionable steps to reduce waste through the famous 5 R’s; refusal , reduction, reuse, recycling and rotting (I’ll tell you more about where these came from later).
- Guides on mindful and ethical shopping for food, fashion, electronics and other products.
- Recipes, advice and health information on transitioning to a more plant-based diet.
- Holistic living tips for managing stress, getting outdoors, forming green habits and aligning values with everyday actions.
- Guidance on utilizing sustainable technology for a green lifestyle, including energy-efficient appliances, smart home systems, renewable energy sources, and digital solutions to reduce paper waste.
- Inspiring and sustainable gift ideas that prioritize environmental consciousness, like donations to environmental causes, experiences rather than physical items, locally made products, and gifts made from recycled or sustainable materials.
- And much more of course!
These categories reflect a few of the key areas our writers and myself will focus on. Ideas are welcome!
So, what’s one small change you’ve made recently to be more eco-friendly? I’d love to hear from you!
Ready to start your own journey to sustainability?
Here’s where I suggest you start:
Eco-friendly alternatives to bleach – insights into replacing common household items with more eco-friendly alternatives.
How to get rid of fast spreading reeds without chemicals – useful tips for natural gardening and pest control, which are important aspects of a sustainable lifestyle.
Sustainable fashion brands – an essential step towards sustainable living is being conscious of where your products come from, and that includes clothing. This page guides you on how to make ethical and sustainable fashion choices.
How and where to recycle CFL light bulbs – Recycling is a significant part of waste reduction. Understanding how and where to recycle specific items is crucial.
Which fruits vegetables to buy organic – make informed decisions about buying organic produce, which can be better for both personal health and the environment.
Can a house run on solar power alone – provides valuable information on alternative energy sources, an important part of sustainable living.
Are tiny homes sustainable – tiny homes are often touted as a more sustainable living option. This page can help understand why and how that might be the case.
So, here’s the thing – none of us are perfect, myself included.
This journey to a sustainable and eco-friendly life is ongoing, not just for you, but for me as well. I spend a significant portion of my time learning from others, understanding how they make their daily lives more sustainable, more considerate of the world we all share.
I don’t claim to have all the answers, but this website represents a start, a point from which we can all begin or continue our paths. And that’s the beautiful thing about this journey — it’s collective.
Every small step we take, every eco-friendly choice we make, adds up in the grand scheme of things. It creates a ripple effect, inspiring others around us to take action as well.
Start small, pick one or two changes and incorporate them into your routine. Celebrate your wins, no matter how small, and don’t beat yourself up for the occasional slip-up. Remember, it’s about progress, not perfection.
Finally, share your experiences, your challenges, and your victories. In this digital age, your voice has the power to inspire countless others around the world. Use it. We’re in this together, and together, we can make a world of difference.