We’ve put together a simple list of sustainable living habits anyone can follow to reduce their environmental footprint. The following sustainable tips are easy it’s just a matter of adjusting our daily habits!
A sustainable way of living is what we all should try to follow and help make big changes together! Through our joint efforts, we can have an impact! We are here to inspire you by providing “What Can You Do” hints to help you and your friends and family “Save the Planet”!
Tip #1 – Reduce your food waste and grocery bills:
When you throw away food scraps, it ends in landfill, creating greenhouse gasses. Each time you go shopping, take a list of things you really need to buy. It takes a few minutes to put down such a list at home and you can use it every time you need to buy food, cleansers etc.
When you come to the shop you will know exactly what you need and will not spend money on buying things you don’t need.
Tip # 2 Use reusable cups:
Did you know that Australians use 3 billion takeaway hot drink cups a year! Globally these numbers are even higher, of course, and most of these cups are made of new materials!
When you go out to a coffee shop take your own mug! Many coffee shops now sell mugs you can bring with you each time you want a take away coffee.
Tips #3 Save water by installing an efficient showerhead:
Do some research and find a water-efficient showerhead! Some of them can save up to 45% of water!
Reduction of water waste will also impact your monthly water bills, which means you will pay less.
Tip #4 Turn off thermostat:
You can save on heating! Monitor and maintain your average room temperature within 18-21C.
Remember that every time you raise the temperature of your home, you add to the climate change and increase your heating bills!
Tips #5 Stop using plastic bags and plastic straws:
Every year about 8 mln tons of plastic is thrown into the ocean, contributing to the plastic pollution of the oceans and sea life. All of this plastic ends up in the landfills and destroys the wildlife, kills birds and animals.
Don’t use plastic straws in bars and restaurants. Take a shopping bag with you instead of using a plastic bag when buying something.
Tip #6 Buy local:
Every time you buy something imported to your country you contribute to climate change and pollution.
Why? Because the items produced outside your country need to be packed and delivered!
When you buy food or things produced locally you reduce the pollution and in doing so you help local entrepreneurs.
Here are just a few sustainable living tips to remind you of the importance of our daily actions and choices. Let’s make a change together and involve friends and families to join us in this effort! Thank you!
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“tellus” is a Latin word meaning “Earth” e.g. Tellus Mater the ancient Roman Earth Mother Goddess