Motivation For Sustainable Living 

Whether you’re taking the first step on the path to living life in sustainable style or you’ve been running a life-long sustainability marathon, there’s no denying that it can be challenging.

We know that living life in sustainable style is rewarding, challenging, and sometimes lonely!

Which is why here at Sustainability in Style, we’ve been providing tools to help you identify what motivates you and to take action in Sustainable Style minus the overwhelm and confusion.

I need help to…

I’m New

To sustainable living.

Great!

Welcome along. 

Getting started is often the most exciting, rewarding, and challenging part. Let’s look at some tools to help you identify Sustainable Self and walk your path in Sustainable Style (minus the overwhelm). The following are suggestions on how to get started!

What Do you Value?

In one short quiz you can identify your values motivators. Giving you insight into Sustainable Self for direction in your sustainable living path.
WTF IS SUSTAINABILITY?
The beginning is often the best place to start. Get back to basics by learning about sustainability and why it matters. .

I WANT TO START NOW

Itching to get started on your world saving mission? 

What Do I Need?

When you start your Sustainably Stylish journey it can be a good idea to get savvy on what support tools you can utilise. Work out what resonates and how you can utilise it.
We believe in 

HOliSTIC & ACCESSABLE 

SUSTAINABILITY
SUSTAINABILITY IN STYLE OFFERS YOU

INSIGHTS INTO SUSTAINABLE SELF

The best place to start is with the Sustainability Values Motivator Quiz to find out what makes your heart sing. From there you can explore content, workshops, events or join the Mindful Living HQ  members space for a deeper connection. 

Opportunities TO TAKE ACTION TODAY

Since it’s inception in 2010 Sustainability in Style has been all about encouraging you to take action on things you care about. We’ve got free challenges you can take part in starting today. Or you can deep dive into the Mindful Living HQ space and Level-Up Learning Courses. 

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SINCE 2010

Sustainability in Style began as a discussion about Sustainability and Fashion as mindful clothing swap events. It moved online in 2013 with Katie’s Wardrobe Workout challenge. Fast forward to now and we have books, courses and workshops for the Sustainably Stylish to explore. 

A TOOLKIT OF RESOURCES

We’ve been in the Sustainable Living communication game since 2010 and picked up some tips along the way. For holistic balance we’ve founded eight simple tools to keep you balanced; stretch, grow, breathe, make, play, share, style, & read. 

Science. Style. Self Podcast

We are all busy people. Sometimes courses, quizzes, and reading content just doesn’t fit into the schedule. The Science. Style. Self Podcast, hosted by SIS founder Katie Roberts, is a lighthearted look at living life in Sustainable Style that you can listen to on the go

Social Content You Can Use

Sustainability in Style’s socials aim to provide you with content you can use and share. Why not head on over and check out the Yoga Classes and Meditation, engaging sustainability activities, playlists to suit your mood, or get the kids involved in one of our virtual walks! 

Ways to Combat Overwhelm

Let’s face it, learning about environmental, social, economic, and political issues can be pretty draining. And while ignorance is bliss, it’s what got us into this mess in the first place. Avoid overwhelm, eco anxiety, and compassion fatigue with these tools.   

ONLINE MINDFUL LIVING HQ.

The online Mindful Living HQ. is a space that is designed for new and well versed Sustainable Stylish changemakers for support as you walk your Sustainably Stylish path. Framed in by the eight tools for holistic living, this affordable resource is a must-try! 

WORKSHOPS FOR YOUR SCHEDULE

For years we’ve been hosting sustainable living workshops founded in academic principles face-to-face. Because you join us from across the globe (and due to popular demand) these workshops are now available for you to join in online your own time in your own way. 

What’s Your Motivator?

Living life in Sustainable Style require some grit. Knowing what’s going to get you up in the morning on the days when things seem tough (i.e. nearly every day of 2020) is essential. Our values motivator quiz is a great resource to help you hone in on what might make your Sustainable Self’s heart sing (even on the tough days)

DIVE IN DEEP

WITH RESOURCES

FOR CURIOUS CHANGEMAKERS

BEEN ON THE SUSTAINABLE STYLE PATH FOR A WHILE?

Whether you’re a changemaker who’s been walking the talk for years or a newbie who’s keen to dive deep, there’s plenty to explore here at Sustainability in Style. Feeling social? Check out our social feeds for interaction or join in the discussion at Mindful Living HQ.

On a learning journey? We’ve got workshops, online classes and self-guided courses launching soon! 

BOOK CLUB

 

Want to start making connections? Sign up for the next Read Book Club

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg PhD.

Thanks to a wonderful team of kindred spirits from the Sustainability in Style community. We are embarking on a new book club experience using BJ Fogg’s Tiny Habits to help guide our Sustainable Style journey.

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READING RESOURCES

Sustainability in Style has an ever growing collection of reading resources you can add to your library. Keep checking the resources tab and  be sure to sign up to the E(co) Newsletter for new releases.

The Closet Scientist: Coming Soon

KISS ECO OVERWHELM

GOODBYE

HOLISTIC SUSTAINABILITY
Those who are fighting the good fight need an arsenal of tools to help support them along the way. The best place to start is by downloading your free Stress and Sustainable Self Worksheet.

The link takes you to your free download along with video resources to help you get started filling it in. This example shows you what the worksheet looks like and some ideas on how you might fill it in. 

 Learn how to prioritise your Sustainable Self care so you can walk your path in true Sustainable Style.  

 

TIME FOR THOUGHT
When you feel like it’s all getting a bit too much to handle take some time out from it all by checking in with self. Sustainability in Style offers free meditations aimed at helping changemakers get some restorative time. If you want to go a little deeper with your meditation practice check out the Breathe courses available on Mindful Living HQ. 

Restore your Sustainable Self so you can live mindfully in Sustainable Style.   

 

LETS GET

SOCIAL & INTERACTIVE

VIRTUAL WALKS

Check out Instagram Stories for virtual walks in nature. These come with interactive prompts so that you can have some fun and learn some new facts about plants, animals and new environments. 

Sustainable Tunes

Have you seen the Sustainability in Style Spotify account? It’s the place to go for Sustainability inspired tunes to soundtrack your Sustainable living journey or yoga and meditation practices. 

BOOK CLUB HANG

Sustainability in Style live virtual book club is a great way to connect in a deep and meaningful way with others.  If you can’t make it to Book Club you can use the Mindful Living HQ. self-guided prompts to start your own. 

New Weekly

Each week new content is released to Sustainability in Style’s social media pages. We mainly chat via Instagram (sticking to one main communication tool helps streamline engagement) however you can still access content via Facebook and YouTube. 

Check out IGTV for free meditations, yoga and more. Stories is a great place to engage in virtual adventures and other fun activities and challenges. 

WHERE IT BEGAN

FOUNDED IN 2010

Sustainability in Style began in 2010 as a series of clothing swaps hosted by Katie Roberts at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Maroochydore (Gubbi Gubbi Country). Katie started these swaps as a way to fuse her previous career in fashion with her newfound knowledge of Environment and Sustainability through her undergraduate studies in Environmental Science. Her very first Sustainability in Style clothing swap event had 500 attendees and over the years the movement has organically grown to encompass face-to-face and online content and events.

Sustainability in Style moved online in 2013 to keep Katie accountable during her year-long Wardrobe Workout shopping hiatus.

Since then Katie has continued her education and employment in Sustainability Education and Science. Working as a research officer (since 2011), and completing her Master of Environment majoring in Sustainability Education with a research focus on social media for sustainability. A yogi since 2006 Katie undertook her teacher training in 2011 seeing a need for tools to reduce overwhelm in increasingly changeable times. This space is the result of her labour of love for sustainability education and science communications and a desire to inspire others to take action without the overwhelm, eco anxiety or compassion fatigue. When she’s not here with you she’s working as a research officer or part of the USC Fashion Studies teaching team.

HONOURING OUR

ROOTS

THE BLOG WHERE IT BEGAN

A WEALTH OF CONTENT

FOR YOU TO EXPLORE. OUR BLOG ARCHIVES SPAN FROM 2013 TO TODAY.
Waterfall Meditation

Waterfall Meditation

Waterfall MeditationThis week’s #meditationmonday uses nature as a prompt to nurture the #sustainableself. Join me (@katie_s_roberts) waterfall-side for an extended 11 minute mediation where we use waterside visualization to let go and replenish...

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Rock and Roll Yoga on YouTube

Rock and Roll Yoga on YouTube

Rock and Roll MeditationReady to rock (and roll) with a new yoga release on IGTV! ⁣⁣And in even better news *insert 🥁 drumroll here.* these videos are now going to be available on YouTube, and embedded on the website (I started loading some older ones today...

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Crow Mind Meditation

Crow Mind Meditation

Crow Mind MeditationThis is your invitation to take a break.  Yup, that’s right. You are totally allowed some time out, R&R, self care- whatever you want to call it! It’s yours and it’s one click away.  Each Monday (we are a day late due to the public holiday here...

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What's Being Said About Workshops

 

“What a fabulous day learning about sustainable styling and shopping. All the information Katie provided over the workshops informed and motivated the participants on their journey towards buying (or not) decisions that will bring about change in the fashion industry. I certainly left with a broader knowledge of how advertising can influence my buying decision, greater skills to make the best out of what is already in my wardrobe and information to assist on finding ethical fashion sources.”

Susan Flux

Sustainability in Style In Peppermint Magazine

 

“Educator and blogger who pairs science with sustainability to create conscious consumers and industry leaders.”

– PEPPERMINT MAGAZINE Issue 25

 

“Top 10 Eco Voices to Follow”

– PEPPERMINT MAGAZINE Issue 39

Eco Style and Nature & Health

 

“Nature & Health, Australia’s original and best natural health magazine ”

Sustainability in Style founder Katie Roberts was Eco Style columinist for Nature and Health from December 2016 until their final print copy. 

Nature & Health Magazine

Let’s Chat!

There’s lots of ways to connect here at Sustainability in Style. If you are seeking a group support please join in the Mindful Living HQ members site or communicate on socials. Looking to work together? Use the contact form. Just so you know, Sustainability in Style has always been an educational platform free from advertising. As much as we love sustainable products we won’t be able to help advertise your brand. 

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