If you’ve been wondering about how to be more sustainable? We’ve got you covered! Becoming more Sustainable isn’t about a big grand change. It’s about making change in bite sized steps. Bite sized steps lead to bigger steps. Check out our list and get started living more sustainably!
30 ways to be sustainable:
Sustainability at home
- Use energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs.
- Turn off lights and appliances when you leave a room.
- Unplug electronics when you’re not using them.
- Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible.
- Hang your clothes to dry instead of using the dryer.
- Take shorter showers.
- Fix any leaks in your plumbing.
- Install a water-saving showerhead and faucet aerators.
- Compost your food scraps and yard waste.
- Recycle and reuse whenever possible.
- Reduce your waste by buying less stuff and avoiding single-use plastics.
Sustainability in food
- Eat less meat and more plant-based foods.
- Buy local and seasonal produce whenever possible.
- Reduce your food waste by planning your meals and only buying what you need.
- Cook more meals at home and eat out less often.
- Grow your own food by starting a garden, if you have the space outside. If not grow indoors under grow lights.
- Buy from local farmers markets and farms.
Sustainability in Transportation
- Walk, bike, or take public transportation whenever possible.
- Carpool or vanpool with friends and coworkers.
- Drive a fuel-efficient car or electric vehicle if possible.
- Reduce your driving by combining errands and telecommuting when possible.
- Support sustainable transportation options in your community by advocating for bike lanes, walkable streets, and public transportation.
Other ways to be More Sustainable
- Buy secondhand clothes and furniture whenever possible. Thrifting is the best!
- Repair items instead of throwing them away.
- Support sustainable businesses and organizations.
- Educate yourself about sustainability and share what you learn with others.
- Get involved in your community to advocate for sustainable policies and practices.
- Reduce your energy consumption by turning down the thermostat in the winter and turning up the thermostat in the summer.
- Plant trees and other native plants around your home to help reduce your carbon footprint and improve air quality.
- Conserve water by watering your lawn less often and using a rain barrel to collect rainwater for watering plants.
- Get rid of your grass and plant drought tolerant native plants.
- Use fall leaves in your garden beds as a natural mulch.
- Opt for Digital copies of books, magazines and monthly bills.
Every little bit helps! Even if you can only implement a few of these ways to be sustainable, you’ll be making a difference in your life and for the environment!