Natural Medicine & Ecotrain are pleased to announce a collaborative WISDOM CHALLENGE which asks our communities – and anyone on Steemit – to consider alternative consumer habits and remedies that don’t cost your health, or the earth.
In this consumer culture where we are bombarded by advertising that screams at us to buy the hair products that guarantee super-model shiny hair, face creams that promise flawless skin, multivitamins that are super-this and super-that and will help us live forever, we are often misguided and misled. Instead, we buy products that we find out too late are unethical in all sorts of ways, are tested on animals, loaded with chemicals, surrounded by layers of packaging, and don’t fulfil any of their promises.
They often don’t just cost us our health and our hip pockets, but cost us the very Earth we live upon.
Yet many resourceful, practical, earth-conscious folk here on Steemit know that there is a better way. We aren’t so easily fooled. Many of us are alternative consumers because we make our own. Some of us make our own cosmetics – hair rinses, shampoos, moisturisers. We have alternatives to washing powders, bench sprays, bug repellents. We investigate alternative first aid creams, concoct salves and make our own mouthwash, toothpastes and even deodorants and make up.
And if we don’t, we’re keen to learn and explore!
Thus, we ask YOU to post your wisdoms on the topic:
What alternative consumer habits do you have, or can you explore, that support your HEALTH and the planet you love?
- Resteem this post as much as possible
- Use the tags #ecotrain and #naturalmedicine as your first tags (either order!)
- Paste the entry under this post
- Refer back to this challenge by @ecotrain and @naturalmedicine in your response.
This contest runs for TWO WEEKS – there will be a reminder post next weekend that will support the entries of Week 1, so please don’t wait til the last minute!
Last entry by June 15th, wherever you are in the world!
Prizes & Judges
Entries will be judged by @eco-alex, @artemislives, @riverflows and @walkerland - and worthy content may be resteemed and upvoted by @ecotrain, @naturalmedicine and our individual accounts. You'll also be featured in the wrap up post at the end of the week.
Who Are Ecotrain and Natural Medicine?
@ecoTrain is an open, active, global community focused on sustainability and moving towards the healing of Mother Earth, and of course ourselves! We manually curate and up-vote posts using the #ecotrain tag, based on merit. We support posts that fit the general theme of "Things that help make this world a better place". This can mean so many things, and includes topics such as Homesteading, Vegan Cooking, Spirituality, Esoteric Knowledge, Gardening, Eco Building, Self Sufficiency, Sustainability, Healthy Living, Parenting, Biodiversity, Waste, Decentralisation, Biodiversity & Nature, Climate Change, Ethics, etc. We also love posts that show what you're doing in your community and people who lead by example. We love posts which challenge traditional ways of thinking, doing and being and which offer solutions, ideas and thoughts that minimize our footprint, educate our children and help us to engage more openly from a freer place of responsibility and contribution. Read more about @ecotrain here and follow the tag #ecotrain and the account to read wonderful content by like minded Steemians.
Like @ecotrain, @naturalmedicine supports healing - we believe that by doing so, we heal the earth as we do so. From topics such as yoga and meditation to keto diets, herbalism, cannabis, chinese medicine and ayurveda, we're celebrating and supporting healing bodies, hearts and minds. This colloboration is BECAUSE unity helps the world be a 'better place' than division - by connecting our two tribes in this challenge, we hope to generate abundance for us all, and at the same time, creating a wisdom base for us all to draw upon. Many of the members in @ecotrain are also members of @naturalmedicine, and vice verse - so this is a chance to write for BOTH groups in one or more amazing posts that 'make the world a better place'.