We say imperfect because that’s precisely how this journey will feel. Most of us have tried to improve our eco efforts before with grandiose leaps of change, where perhaps from one day to the next you completely switched up your shopping habits to create a 100% zero waste process, only to falter a few weeks later, become filled with guilt and spend the next while berating yourself over your “failure”, leaving you so disheartened that you haven’t wanted to try again.
But what if you took each step one at a time, instead of one full “perfect” leap towards sustainability, what if you took many imperfect steps? Perhaps swapping plastic bags for reusable cotton bags or committing to buying as much of your food from locally sourced producers as you can. It may take a good while longer, but as long as those steps are heading in the right direction then they all add up to the same destination. But at least this time you will get there and the new process will be sustainable because you grow yourself, reconfirm your decision and generate more energy and will to change.