13 Tips for a more sustainable lifestyle
"A sustainable lifestyle attempts to reduce the use of earths natural resources and personal resources. Its the attempt to reduce the use of plastic and reduce your carbon footprint by using altering methods of energy, food, clothes, transportation."
Bees and birds are disappearing. Sea Mammals are dying with plastic in their stomachs. The rainforests and their animals get destroyed because of the huge amounts of palm oil the industry wants. Beautiful nature gets destroyed because of our thirst for oil.
"By Earth Overshoot Day, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year."
And this day comes earlier and earlier every year. In 2017 it has been the 2nd of August, and we actually would need 1,7 earths.
So what can we actually do to live a more sustainable lifestyle these days where everything needs to be quick and to go. Everybody is flying a few times a year, where our closets are full of clothes we don't even wear....
It is impossible for most of us to live a 100% sustainable lifestyle. We would need to build our house out of recycled materials, need to grow our own food, make our own renewable energy, our own clothes, etc.
But we can do the best we can. We can make some easy changes.
We don't need to give up everything. But we can use less. We can eat less meat, fly less, consume less, produce less trash, use less energy, etc.
First of all inform yourself about changes you could make.
Then make the decision (it should be a decision for the rest of your life).
Maybe collect your waste for a week or two and have a look what is the biggest part and where you can make changes, take a look at your consumption (what you eat, what you buy, how you get from A to B), check what you have in your house already and then lets get started.
1) Buy less and if you buy something, buy good, long lasting quality.
2) Quit single use plastic.
3) Make eco friendly and fair choices.
4) Reuse what you get/have.
5) Make your own.
7) Save energy and water.
8) Change the energy company.
9) Cook fresh.
10) Stop using paper towels for everything.
11) Recycling/Waste managment
12) Eat less meat and dairy products.
13) If you want to take one more step: make your own garden.
Don´t try to change everything on one day. Its a journey. Start with the easiest change for you, and then follow the path from there.
Have fun, you will see how easy it will get after a few weeks and how much fun it is to make your own things.
And if you fail once in a while, maybe because you get sick and can't stick to some changes, or you are having other troubles, that's not a big deal.
Don´t let yourself down on this and stop to make these changes! Just get back on track if you feel better.
Keep smiling and make some happy choices.
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Hi my name is Jule
I am a nature and ocean lover. A passionate runner and minimalistic traveller. On this blog I share my experiences, thoughts and ideas about the "sustainable lifestyle" and how you can stick to this while traveling.
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