Every day is a chance to change your life. We are going through a Pandemic for a year & half now but life goes on.
Life teaches us new lessons every day. Staying at home or working from home has been prevailing across the globe. Now this is a great time, we should try or opt for sustainable living because that is the future. The future depends on us how we treat the world now. When 7.8 billion people will come together, the future will be blissful. According to Forbes , 77 % of people of Australia & America want to learn how to live sustainably. The Indian people should also incorporate sustainable living style for climate change.
So let’s check few tips on how we can start living more sustainably in 2021.
Consume Less : Our consumption is driving the Climate change. Start your sustainable journey by consuming less. Be it your food or energy, clothes or single- use plastics. Less consumption also results in less wastage. Question yourself before consuming a new product, ‘Do you really need it ? ‘Why do you need it? ‘How long you will wear this ?” What’s the amount of wastage after you buy it? etc. Whenever you can , consume ecofriendly, sustainable, vegan & energy saving items .
Grow your own veggies or buy local: You don’t need a big yard or land to grow your veggies. To start off, you can grow herbs & leafy veggies in an old container or bottle or bag. Growing your own food or buying local can reduce carbon footprint ( by avoiding pesticides that pollute water & saving fossil fuel).
Repair, mend, Sew, Repurpose: Remember our grandmother always used to sew repair or mend the old items or cloths or repurpose old things into something useful . Before throwing our old or broken items always give them a second chance. In the world of consumerism, giving second life to your old items is needed in today’s world.
Save Water: Since childhood we have been hearing this phrase, water is precious. Save it! But do we actually think or work about it? As we all know that 3% of water is freshwater & out of which 2.5% are locked up in glaciers, polar ice caps, atmosphere & soil. While 0.5% are accessible freshwater. Every day we pollute our waterways by using harsh chemicals from each household which release toxins in water as well to air & soil. We are blessed now that water is accessible to us. Use it mindfully. Whenever you can, avoid it or use less. Fix your leakage, reduce shower timings, Use energy efficient water saving devices etc.
Avoid Fast Fashion : Fast fashion has a huge impact on society on environment & to people who made clothes. The fashion industry consume 79 trillions of water & throws 92 trillion of water every year. Buy less & wear more, give to someone who really need it, Organize a cloth swap party, buy from thrift store, borrow from family & friends. These are the sustainable ways for an outfit.
In addition to this, Use what you have, use chemical free products, & compost your kitchen waste are other ways to live sustainably this year. These are the basic for beginners to live sustainably. Stay tuned for more, i will be sharing soon.
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