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27. Eco-Guilt - Just Drop it

March 08, 2022 Stephanie Moram Episode 27
Green Junkie
27. Eco-Guilt - Just Drop it
Show Notes

Hey, Green Junkie!

The other day I posted this quote on Instagram. 

“Don’t feel guilty when you forget your bags or coffee 

mug or water bottle or buy something fast fashion.”

 In my attempt to help my community feel less guilty about not being perfect in their sustainable lifestyles, I hit a nerve. 

I got messages and comments that were appalled at my message and couldn’t believe I wouldn’t WANT people to feel guilt or shame about not making green choices all the time. They couldn’t believe I wouldn’t want to use guilt as a motivator to make people take action.

 And sorry, not sorry, this is just NOT how I operate.

 I’ve been on both sides of this issue and I truly don’t believe that guilt or shame is an effective tool or motivator for change. It just causes harm.

 So in today’s episode I wanted to address this and share my side of the story and encourage you to give up the guilt and shame and be green without all the guilt.

 In this episode we will discuss, 

  • The comments that sparked this episode
  • What research says about guilt
  • How to live a green lifestyle without all the guilt and shame

You’ll discover that and so much more in this episode.

By the end of this episode, Green Junkie, you’ll be able to confidently live more green without the fear of failure. None of us are perfect, embrace and celebrate what you can do and leave the rest. 

If you love this podcast be sure to leave a review and share a screenshot of this episode to your IG stories. Tag @greenjunkiepodcast so I can shout you out and publicly say thanks. 

Thanks for listening and being here.

Your green bestie,

Xoxo Stephanie


Previous Episodes Mentioned:

Episode #24: Greenwashing

Episode # 25: Sustainable Packing with Cory Connors

Episode #26: Stop Using Dryer Sheets


Sources

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nearly-three-in-four-millennials-experience-ecoanxiety-300630657.html

https://www.oprah.com/world/eco-guilt-feeling-bad-about-not-being-green

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ecoguilt

https://www.fashionroundtable.co.uk/news/eco-guilt-environmental-change


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Produced by: Alecia Harris

Music By: Liz Fohle