Simple Ways You Can Live More Sustainably

Sustainable living is the practice of reducing your demand for natural resources to benefit the planet. Even though living more sustainably is a lifelong commitment, our everyday choices affect not only us but the environment around us. These are a few simple ways you can live more sustainably:

Use natural cleaners

Natural and home-made cleaners reduce the number of chemicals introduced to the water system. These also improve air quality and are safer for everyone, especially children.

Eat locally

Supporting your local community is a great way to reduce waste. Local businesses require less transportation and in return cause less pollution. Invest in your community and check out your local shops and farmers markets.

Reduce household energy use

Turn off or unplug any appliances or lights when not in use. Electronics still use a small amount of energy even when they’re plugged in.

Save water

Be observant of your water usage, as it can reduce pollution and help in conserving fuel resources. Conserving your household water usage can be done by simply taking shorter showers or by installing water-efficient toilets and showerheads.

Commute sustainably

Sustainable commuting reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Rely less on your car by using public transport, riding a bicycle and organizing carpools.

Go paperless

Reducing your paper consumption can have a big impact on the environment. Save trees by sending digital invitations and opting to receive digital letters and receipts.

Source: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/population_and_sustainability/sustainability/live_more_sustainably.html


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