5 TIPS TO LIVE A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

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To teach our children good values, we need to lead by example. Living a green lifestyle is increasingly important, and it doesn’t have to be difficult. There are so many simple changes you can make to go green. Let’s start off with these five great ideas to live a more sustainable lifestyle:

 

1 . Switch up your diet

According to a study from the University of Oxford, ‘cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual’s carbon footprint from food by up to 73 percent.’ You might not be ready to try veganism straight away, and it is a big step. Consider first reducing the amount of meat you consume. When you feel ready, you might start with vegetarianism.

To help you make a start, try using the GreenKitchen app, here you’ll find plenty of delicious and healthy vegetarian recipes. The app is easy to use, and includes plenty of photo and video guides.

  1. Conserve water

To live a greener lifestyle, try to save water around your home. To help you out you can purchase water- efficient shower heads. These showerheads push the water through tiny holes while adding jets of air. You can also buy flow-restricting fixtures to use on your taps. For a few other ways to conserve water, try these:

  • Purchase a rainwater collector.
  • Try a low-flow toilet.
  • Get into good habits, like not running the taps for so long.

 

  1. Support Sustainable Companies

To live a green lifestyle, it’s important to support sustainable companies. Look for brands that are eco-friendly, cruelty free and ethical. Focus on earth-kind and biodegradable materials. If you need help researching sustainable companies you can try using the ‘Good On You App’. Here you can get the low-down on plenty of brands, helping you to practice more mindful shopping.

 

  1. Grow Veggies 

Growing your own foods is a great way to live more sustainably. There are plenty of vegetables and fruits that you can grow in your garden. If you have kids, growing food is a great opportunity to teach them about living green. Kids love playing in the garden, and you can turn vegetable growing into a fun game. There are so many benefits to gardening, you’ll get some exercise and improve your mental health too.

 

  1. Drive Less 

Reducing your driving time is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Before you jump in the car, consider taking your bike and going for a stroll. If you do drive, an electric vehicle is the most sustainable option. EVS don’t need fuel, so you’ll also save some money. Driving can be a big expense, but there are lots of ways to save. Before you renew your car insurance, look around for new deals. There are plenty of very cheap car insurance options out there. You might also consider opting for a second-hand vehicle.

 

To look after the planet we all need to try and live more sustainably. When you live sustainably you can also boost your savings.

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12 Comments

  1. August 1, 2021 / 8:04 am

    is something we should all think about doing. Our planet is in desperate need of some TLC! I went vegetarian a few years ago and I’ve never looked back. I’m not sure I could go fully vegan, but I am substituting more and more things. Shopping with sustainable companies is something I’ve started doing too. There are so many of them out there. Thanks for sharing your tips, hopefully more people will start make changes x

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      August 1, 2021 / 10:29 am

      Thank you so much for your comment.
      We definitely want to opt for more vegetarian options in our family meals xx

  2. August 1, 2021 / 9:40 am

    Love this – especially the last one. I’ve become very conscious of how much those little trips to the shops can be!

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      August 1, 2021 / 10:28 am

      Yes! We got so bad at just “nipping out”. We’ve definitely made more effort to stop that xx

  3. August 1, 2021 / 9:58 am

    I love the Good On You app! It’s so helpful, especially if you hear about something being sustainable but aren’t sure. Brilliant ideas 🙂

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      August 1, 2021 / 10:28 am

      Yes! Incredibly helpful, especially for those just starting out in sustainability. xx

  4. August 1, 2021 / 10:14 am

    Yes absolutely it’s easy to start living more mindfully and reducing your impact. By far the best thing you can do is going vegan, this has the biggest impact, more than saving water, using your car less & recycling! ♻️💦
    Some fab tips here though, definitely a good place to start! Xo

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      August 1, 2021 / 10:26 am

      Thank you so much for your comment.
      I am determined to switch to at least one vegan meal a week! xx

  5. JamieAdStories
    August 1, 2021 / 11:21 am

    If we drive less this will have a massive impact on our carbon footprint. Great suggestions!

  6. August 1, 2021 / 12:15 pm

    I love this post! Sustainability can be so tough for some people, and these are great simple tips for people to understand how they can do their bit x

  7. August 1, 2021 / 1:01 pm

    Ohh….I liked these tips. Especially no.4 & 5. Having my own vegetable garden has always been my dream.

  8. August 2, 2021 / 8:01 am

    Great tips! I am already vegetarian but I have to work on reducing my carbon footprint in travel. I am also very strict about saving water and closing dripping taps but I think I can go beyond that. Unfortunately we really need the huge companies to take steps as well because no matter how much we do it’s not going to affect the world that much unless the companies also switch up their choices.

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