One of the ways we have tried to be more self-sufficient to live a more self-sustainable life. We try to produce our own food, raise chickens, recycle, reuse what we can, and generally live life without being consumer-driven. It is not an easy life to live all the time, but the pay off is great!
One of the things I hate is how much trash we throw away. I know we throw away less trash than most households, but all the same we throw away things we shouldn’t. Being sustainable is not just about how much trash we throw away, but how much we waste in general.