sustainability dad


About me:

I'm a stay at home dad, father of two, would be amatuer actor and sustainable living enthusiast.
I am also the creator of Sustainability Dad.

Many moons ago I stood back, looked at my life and wondered how I could do things differently.

Back then my wife and I shared the housework, children; and work responsibilities, and we tried hard not to let work be the dominating factor in our lives.

I began to look into living a lifestyle that was, greener, healthier; safer, and of a slower pace than the life that we had been used to.  

At that time, the products we bought were full of toxic chemicals and the food was sprayed beyond an inch of its genetically modified life. To be honest, although we were living a part eco-conscious lifestyle, really were just to existing from day to day.

Then disaster struck.

I fell victim to an accident at work that damaged my back for life. I can still function pretty normally but I have no core strength and cannot stay in a single position for long. Worse than that, I was also told that I would live every day in moderate pain.

what happened next

I educated myself on living a better, healthier more sustainable lifestyle and soon began to experience the benefits of it.  Due to my back injury I also became a fan of living a more holistic, slower lifestyle that didn’t involve me running hard and getting nowhere in the rat race of life.

I gradually stopped worrying about acquiring yet more and more stuff and started to appreciate what I had or more importantly; who! 

I had spent all my time working to earn the next buck or get the next promotion but was it all really worth it? Possessions do not make you happy, people do and I had undervalued mine. I have never been one who is big on friends but I should have been big on family.

Slowing down and having the time to listen to and appreciate the people in my life was profound and has changed me. 

I became stronger, healthier, happier and less stressed than ever before. My family and friends noticed the difference and life became a joy of living for everyone. Mainly because I was now a pleasure to be around and not a tired grump just existing from day to day. 

I looked into the various eco-friendly lifestyles from zero-waste to plastic free and took the best bits from each of them. Incorporating them into my daily routines and habits not only made me healthier and stronger but also had the same effect on my family. 

Even the dog has benefited! 

Today I barely recognise the man I was or the way I used to live. Taking on the best bits from various lifestyles has changed me and undoubtedly saved me thousands over the years.

Not only that but it didn’t cost me anything to do it. It was only a lifestyle change, nothing major and it was absolutely FREE! So now after all these enlightened years I have decided to share my experiences. 

The secrets of living a slower, less cluttered and time abundant sustainable lifestyle that can save you money and make you happy. To do that I am putting together, (with the help of a few friends), this website called Sustainability Dad.  


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Mark Aspland is a proud father of two boys, would be amateur and green living enthusiast. He has been sharing hints, tips and sustainable living content on his website Sustainability Dad since august 2019. 

He now has an army of followers who are like hearted individuals passionate about the environment and how to affect positive change through peaceful action.

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