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17 Bright Ideas to Become More Sustainable in Your Daily Living

Posted November 21, 2019 by Sue Prichard

It’s becoming more and more clear that the impact of global warming is here to stay, and that means we must do all we can to try and limit our carbon footprint or at least be more mindful of the environment around us. You needn’t have to worry about global temperatures to exercise a little care over the space around you, because if everyone took that advice, the world would be a much better place to live. Consider how you can make that start with the following 17 Bright Ideas:

It’s The Little Things

It’s the little things that can make a difference. The first thing you should notice is, that despite the 17 bright ideas laid out here, that even only one of them, practiced incrementally, can have a thoroughly restorative impact on how sustainable you are in daily life. In combination, they are better, but never feel ashamed for only contributing a little. This will make a huge difference in the end.

You Can Make A Difference

You can absolutely make a difference if you try to. Believing in yourself is the start of taking action, rather than letting people take the actions for you.

Consider Your Rituals

Consider turning off all the lights in your home before going to bed, switching off your computer for the night, and never leave the TV running. Little implements like this can have a major impact over time.

Support Sustainable Businesses

Support businesses that keep practices you wish to see, such as sustainable packaging. This can lead to shifts in corporate industries at large.

Use Clean Energy

Consider installing solar panels that pay for themselves in a few years. Clean energy like this can reduce your overall energy bills, and allow you to avoid consuming from the grid at all times.

Walk Or Cycle

If you can walk or cycle there, try not to take your vehicle unless necessary. This can help you avoid contributing to CO2 emissions.

Install Motion-Sensitive Lights

Motion sensitive lights can switch off when you leave a room, making it easier for everyone in your home.

Limit Your Pollution

Limit the pollution you give off, even if that’s replacing your car engine with something cleaner, or switching to better fuels.

Keep Compost

Keep compost instead of throwing everything out to landfill. This can also help you sustain your garden.

Donate To Sustainability Efforts

There are many great efforts out there. Donating to them can help great practices become the norm, as well as championing important causes.

Recycle

Recycling can help you once again avoid landfill while allowing an item to live on through the transformation of its raw materials. Even rubber tires can become pencils.

Boycott Bad Packaging

Boycott companies that use huge amounts of plastic packaging to shield a small item, such as computing companies using large packages for small USB sticks.

Snip Your Ringholders

Can ringholders can suffocate turtles. Snipping them before throwiing them out may save a life.

Raise Funds

Raise funds for local sustainability initiatives, such as starting a charity run in your local town.

Run A Public Awareness Campaign

Social media is a powerful tool. Even sharing something there, or running your own campaign, can be more than effective.

Grow Vegetables

Try and become more self-sustaining by growing vegetables in your garden. This can teach you a vital skill.

Hunt Or Eschew Meat

The agricultural industry has a massive effect on carbon emissions, meaning that learning to hunt or limiting your meat consumption can help to no untold degree.

With these bright ideas in mind, we hope you can become more sustainable in your daily living.

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