(Re)Connect, Learn, Collaborate. The first steps to a sustainable life

Although we live in countries as far apart as France and China, we share the same goal: living sustainably.

We might have different history, different cultures, different languages, but we live on the same home planet, with common needs and limited resources, in the middle of a biodiversity and climate crisis.

Each of us, in our own small way, can contribute to improve things, starting from the place where we live and being open to cultures different from our own.

You might ask you: where do I start?

We believe that the first steps to achieving a sustainable lifestyle start from there where everyone is now.

Day by day Plants approach to a sustainable lifestyle consists in getting to know the place where you live, its biodiversity, traditions, regional dishes, and sharing your experience with that of other people. Start where you are. Start now.

Wherever you are, you can apply the Day by day Plants method: Reconnect, Learn, and Collaborate.


Renew with the local environment, favour local products, and get to know yourself better.

Ask yourself:

What grows where you live now? Who are the local producers? Who can help you learning more on the place where you live? (guides, books, associations…)

  • Connect with people that can help you learning about the local biodiversity
  • Inform you on local in season produce
  • Grow your own kitchen garden or grow your vegetables and herbs in pots


Understand the local culture, traditions and savoir-faire. We do not need to go far to learn.

Ask yourself:

What are the traditional local plant-based dishes? What are the cooking methods employed? What are the benefits of that way of cooking?

  • Learn on local traditions by asking questions at the market, to local farmers, and to your family
  • Inform you about new trending food: where does it come from?


Be open to other cultures. Exchange knowledge on how to make plant-based food.

Ask yourself:

How is this vegetable prepared elsewhere? Can I replace an exotic ingredient by a locally grown one?

  • Sustainable tourism
  • International collaborations

These three steps are the beginning of our journey to a more sustainable lifestyle. Wish to join us? Follow Day by day Plants on our social channels and be part of the change.

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About Valentina

Hi, I’m Valentina. I’m a natural scientist and communications consultant, passionate about plant-based food. I’m always looking for new ideas for living more sustainably and I want to share them with you through this blog. I find inspiration locally as well as from other cultures.