5 easy tips for a more sustainable lifestyle

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

Are you wondering about how to – in your everyday life – help our Mother Earth? By making some small changes to our lifestyle, we can reduce our carbon footprint and help facing issues such as pollution and climate change.
Start green your life with the five easy tips that you can find in the guide below!

How often do you turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth, cooking, or rinsing your dishes? Did you know that by turning the faucet off, you can save up to 750 liters of water per month? Moreover, plastic bottles do not biodegrade, thus being extremely dangerous for our environment. Some different options may include bottles made of glass, ceramic, plant-based plastics, and stainless steel. What are you waiting for?!
Do you prefer to buy yourfruit and veggies from supermarkets? If you decide to buy from local greengrocers, the carbon footprint impact is highly reduced, thus helping our planet. In small local stores, there is no over-packaging, the quality is high and the costs are lower (especially if you buy food that is grown in your area and is in season).

Make sure you’re recycling by putting your rubbish in the correct bins. Also, you should try to reuse your plastic before binning it to reduce waste. For example, how many times do you buy water in plastic bottles? And what do you do with the bottle after? You can use it more than once! In this way, you could help reduce the overall weight of container waste by 73.6%, thus making a step towards saving our planet!! Plastic bags can also be reused in multiple ways, from pet waste bags to trash bins or at the grocery store. Other things that can be reused include most cleaning product containers, shampoo bottles, and yogurt tubs.

Too often we throw our leftovers away, as we do not see them as waste. Well, they are not as bad as plastics, but leftovers still are a waste, and we should stop throwing our food away! A solution could be to save them for the day after or freeze them or even use them to create compost for your garden. In this way, we can have economic benefits – buying less food could allow us to save money – as well as help reduce the landfills’ methane emissions and our carbon footprint. By doing so, we can also have an impact on the overall pollution issue, preventing the one involved in the production and transportation of food. Moreover, if you have the possibility to, you should start growing your own fruit and vegetables. Thus, you can ensure you’re not using pesticides that could contribute to water and air pollution.
One of the biggest contributors to climate change and the pollution of landscapes and waterways is meat production. By eating less meat, we can help reduce the impact this industry has on our planet! We can do so by buying meat at our local butcher shop, checking for its freshness, knowing where it comes from, and – why not – trying insects! So…start eating Small Giants! Reducing traditional meat and dairy in our diet is the single most impactful way to reduce our carbon footprint as individuals. Did you know that crickets are one of the most promising sources of sustainable protein that we have? Indeed, insects have an extremely low environmental footprint. Our world really needs to drastically reduce the overconsumption of traditional animal-based foodstuff using all possible ways – insects included!!

did you like this post?