What can you do?
Think-twice Tuesday is an invitation to practise making ethical choices even if they are inconvenient. Nominate an area of daily decision making as the focus of your weekly commitment to choose well. There are lots of ways you can do this.
One example is transport. Wherever you’re going, prioritise sustainability over convenience to determine how you will get there. Take public transport, carpool, walk, ride a bike. If you already use the most sustainable option, invite someone else to join you. If you have school-aged children, ask the school to support a weekly carpooling initiative for parents or a walk-or-ride-to-school campaign.
You could also use Think-twice Tuesday to rethink how you transport your things. Avoid prepackaged food and single use plastics. Find environmentally responsible ways to get your stuff from A to B.
Interrogate the priorities that drive all your consumer choices (eg food, fashion, personal hygiene, cleaning). Consider the consequences from an ethical perspective and try making different choices based on what is best for people and planet. Initially, you might think “I can’t afford to do that.” But when you think twice, you see that, in truth, you really can’t afford not to.