10 Ways to Live a more Sustainable Lifestyle

Find out everything you need to know about sustainable living

     Sustainable Living is a new term being used by environmentalists to describe how we should be living our lives now to ensure the environment for future generations. We all know that eating less meat and using fewer resources are two things we could do to help save the world. But there are other ways we can make a difference too. People who are environmentally conscious are taking steps every day to reduce their carbon footprint. Here are some ideas to get started!

Avoid food waste

Avoiding food waste isn’t as hard as it sounds. By planning ahead, you’ll know what you need to prepare. You can cut down on wasted food by using leftovers or storing them correctly. Learn some tips to help save food here.

Grow your own food

Gardening is an important thing to do because you can eat fresh fruits and veggies without leaving your Everyone should consider planting a garden because it helps you stay healthy and save money. Gardening also saves our environment by cutting down on pollution caused by driving to the store. Growing your own food lets you try new varieties of produce that aren’t available in stores.

Shop local and organic for food

If you don’t like gardening because of a lack of time, then you might consider taking advantage of your local farmers’ market. Buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farms instead of going through the grocery store is available seasonal at its richest point than conventional produce. Also, you support local farmers who care about the environment. If you still need to grow your own produce, check out this guide about how to start a backyard vegetable garden.

Think twice before shopping

Buying secondhand items is a great idea. Most people don’t know that there are many ways to reduce your impact on the environment. Start ordering in bulk. Second support for joining a meal prep delivery service program with minimal packaging is better than heavy packaging. Especially those programs that require a far-distance shipping destination.

Pay attention to labels.

Labels matter! Choose Fair Trade certified products. For example, when choosing coffee or anything else, always ask about the source and consider whether it was produced sustainably. Organic foods help protect farmworkers, wildlife, and the environment.

Drive less, Drive green

Take the time to walk more often, drive less, and ride bikes or take public transportation wherever possible. Combining errands can save time and reduce traffic congestion. Tuning up cars helps them run better and increases fuel efficiency.

No Grocery Shopping Plastic Bags

Don’t use plastic bags at checkout! Instead, carry your own bag for groceries.

Start composting

Composting food scraps is an effective method of recycling waste once it creates the richest nutrition for gardeners called “Black Gold”. The chance to start a garden or small farm to provide your own food introduce future success to your health physically and mentally.

This process converts organic material into nutrient-rich soil. Start collecting food scraps when you make lunch or dinner, and put them in the refrigerator to slow down bacterial growth.

Invest in Cooking Equipment

A pressure cooker saves 75% of my cooking time and energy! I recommend investing in this product because it makes me save money and time when cooking.

Educate Viewers Online

Educate people by sharing simple ways to help others by creating a sustainable lifestyle online. Create a video, a slideshow, or a blog post of how you implemented these ideas and publish them publicly.

 

4 thoughts on “10 Ways to Live a more Sustainable Lifestyle

  1. I am an advocate for environmental protection and sustainable development, and I used to be a sanitation inspector in the Philippines. I love reading your blogs because I easily connect with your topics. The environment really suffers because of pollution from many sources, and one of the biggest source of pollution comes from garbage – from FOOD manufacturing, storage, preparation until consumption. Aside from left over foods, use of plastic, styrofoam, and wax paper comprise the biggest bulk of household and restaurant garbage daily.

    I’m happy to use your website to advocate on environmental protection through proper food management. I will add my recommendations to your valuable tips: avoiding food waste, growing your own food, shopping organic food, label reading, driving less, use of non use of plastic bags during shopping, composting, etc. One must consider waste reduction from menu planning until food consumption and set goal of a nil-zero waste after food consumption. If this is the goal of each household and restaurant, we will surely contribute to a healthy and pollution-free environment, hand-in-hand with our nutrition goals for our physical bodies.

    More power to your website!

  2. Hi John,

    I just wanted to say I love this article you made all the information super easy to read and understand. I have been interested in living more off the land but didn’t really know where to start and now I feel like I have something tangible to start with!

    On another note I too love my pressure cooker and I would love to ready and try any of your favorite recipes.
    Thank you again for sharing and I look forward to reading a lot more of your work.

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