All you need to know to switch to simple sustainable living
Everything we do in a day has a direct impact on our environment. The amount of plastic we buy, the quantity of water we use, to the quota of electricity we utilize. An environmentally friendly lifestyle is a necessity during the present times. With global warming and climate change rapidly affecting the planet, we should do everything we can in our power to reduce our overall carbon footprint.
It may seem like living a green lifestyle is hard and requires a lot of effort. On the contrary, it can be quite easy and self-fulfilling at the same time. Just like trying out a new workout or a new hobby can be challenging at first but will surely have a long-lasting positive impact and becomes fairly manageable after a bit.
Especially with the new age technology we live amidst – from information available right at our fingertips, to upcoming sustainable brands & products right within our grasp, all the more makes it so much easier to opt for a sustainable life.
A Sustainable Living
In outline, a lifestyle that involves as little impact as one can make on the planet as well reduction of overall resource consumption.
Living a More Sustainable Lifestyle
Before we start we have to keep in mind to start small, taking it one day at a time and doing the research!
- Reduce Meat Consumption: The food we consume largely impacts our environmental carbon footprint. A vegetarian or a vegan diet has been linked to a healthier lifestyle for our bodies, animals and the planet in comparison to a diet that includes meat. In addition, producing meat has been proven to be one of the largest causes of climate change, pollution and causing harm to the natural ecosystem.
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If you can’t cut down meat entirely attempt to switch to plant-based meat substitutes.
- Save Energy and Water: By reducing the use of power, we can help reduce carbon emissions. You can do so simply by buying energy-efficient products, switching off electronic items/appliances when not in use, Swapping CFL lightbulbs with LEDs, hang dry clothes rather than using a dryer, etc.
Water is another non-renewable resource that is massively in need of saving. According to the UN by the year 2030, there could be prevalent water scarcity worldwide. Switch to bathing using a bucket instead of a shower, reuse water like water used to wash vegetables can be reused to water plants, turn the tap off while brushing – in short, only use water when it is absolutely required!
- Stop Using Single-use Plastic: Avoid using plastic entirely as much as possible. Plastic is non-biodegradable, ends up in landfills and the ocean, destroying wildlife and the ecosystem. Opt to carry a cloth or jute bag instead of a plastic one, Use reusable items like metal straws, metal/glass bottles, wooden crockery & dishes, bamboo toothbrush, etc.
- Buy Local, Natural, Organic & Fair Trade Products: Purchase products that are healthy for you as well as the earth. Buy from brands that eco-conscious and are doing their bit to take care of the environment and provide items that are fair trade.
Choose products that contain natural ingredients like cold-pressed and organic oils, organic honey, milk directly from a dairy farm, vegetables from a local farmers market/vendor, Organic A2 Ghee, etc.
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- Grow your own Veggies: Grow your own produce that is healthy for your body and the world. Grow vegetables that are pesticide-free – won’t add on to water and air pollution as well as keep you safe as well as reduce the use of fossil fuels used in transporting produce to markets.
- Use Renewable Energy: Switch to solar-powered appliances as well as powering your home with solar panels, use rechargeable batteries, invest in clean energy projects, etc.
- Go Paperless: Only print when necessary and stick to electronic mails and newsletters rather than receiving printed copies.
- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Recycle items by separating them and disposing of them at the right place. Reuse items as much as possible. Glass/Metal containers, plastic bags can be used as trash bags, old dishes can be repurposed as flower pots, etc. Reduce your waste as much as you can.
- Sustainable Clothing: Buy clothes from brands that are sustainable. The fashion industry is a huge contributor to pollution. With reduced use of items that are not sustainable and produced in bulk, the impact caused by this industry will also lessen. Always do your homework before you buy something!
Living a sustainable lifestyle is a lifelong process that can be perfected over and over as new technology overtakes old and helps to make a difference to the current environmental crisis. Taking the initiative and spreading the good word is another thing that we can do to move along further in this good fight.
We owe it to our planet to follow these simple tips in our daily lives and give as much as we can back to the earth that ultimately gives us life every day!
Have fun saving the world 🙂