Sustain-ability

Sustain-ability

Simple Ways to Live a Sustainable Life.

Being sustainable means to be eco-friendly and use products as such in order to create a more green environment and future. 

In these recent times, the need to be more sustainable is very important. The environment is experiencing a large amount of pollution or harm due to human actions. Although we may not think that our actions, as simple as using a plastic bag for groceries, can adversely affect the environment, it still does contribute to the harm. Not everyone is perfect and cannot be perfectly sustainable, but striving to do so would help in the effort to save the environment in multiple ways. When being sustainable it’s important to think about the long-term impacts of how we purchase and use products. For example, using and buying from companies using recycled materials, fair trade resources, or cruelty-free products.

Ways to be sustainable include

1. Be aware of where you shop and the brands you are shopping from.

It is important to know where you are getting your products from because they could not be ethically sourced. Slowly implementing purchasing from sustainable brands can hugely impact future habits you make about shopping later on. 

2. You don’t have to start big, starting small is impactful as well. 

Using reusable bags and water bottles is a great way to be sustainable, while not feeling the hassle to do.

3. Be mindful of the food you eat and how you dispose of it.

Growing your own herbs and shopping at local markets are a huge part of being sustainable. Not only does this help the environment, but it can make you develop healthy eating habits. Another way to be sustainable when it comes to food is to compost scraps, it is an easy way to get rid of the waste while bringing it back into the environment.

4. Reduce carbon footprint as much as possible.

Although this advice may sound repetitive and overused. The continued use of too much carbon emissions negatively impacts the environment. Trying to be responsible with travel, and finding new ways to have a sustainable traveling method is very helpful in the effort to make the environment a better place. For example, carpooling, using public transportation, and reducing the number of useless trips can effectively help reduce your carbon footprint.

It may seem as if living sustainably is hard or more expensive than normal, but it is not as long as you are using everything you own to the fullest extent. The myth that you must not use any plastic whatsoever is not true, it is vital that you should strive to use less plastic, but getting as many uses from the plastic product used is important, like reusing a plastic water bottle multiple times before recycling it. Essentially showing how there are many myths or misconceptions about living sustainably. Being sustainable is so important to the environment as well as important to one’s life. 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

https://brightly.eco/what-is-sustainability/

https://ideasforus.org/20-ways-to-be-more-sustainable-in-2020/

https://www.wessexwater.co.uk/community/blog/14-ways-to-live-a-more-sustainable-lifestyle

https://sumas.ch/sustainability-facts/

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