35 Ways To Live More Sustainably
Let’s talk about environmental wellness! Environmental wellness is a lifestyle of respecting our surroundings such as recycling, using safer products and respecting ourselves enough to know when we are surrounding ourselves in a safe place or not. Environmental wellness in one of the seven dimensions that I have explained more in my previous post; The Seven Dimensions of Wellness.
It was recently Earth Day. The day that everyone posts pictures of nature on social media (myself included) and takes five seconds to “appreciate” the Earth. But what are things that everyone can do to appreciate the Earth every day and live a more sustainable life? Below are 35 ways to live more sustainably.
Take shorter showers
Use the right oil for your car
Open your windows instead of using AC
Purchase energy-saving light bulbs
Unplug unused devices
Use reusable containers, water bottles, bags, dishes, etc.
Have a Meatless Monday
Try a Wheatless Wednesday
Start a compost
Store your food properly so it doesn’t go bad
Try to regrow your food from scraps
Eat in-season produce
Join a local community garden
Shop at a local farmers market
Eat your leftovers
Eat less processed foods
Freeze the fruits and veggies you won’t eat in time before they go bad
Combine all your errands in one trip
Turn off lights that you aren’t using
Wash your clothes in cold water
Opt for a bar of soap instead of body wash
Keep a bucket in your shower while the water is heating up to water plants
Use reusable dishcloths instead of paper towels
Use the dishwasher rather than washing dishes by hand
Buy reusable straws
Use glass instead of plastic
Use green, clean products
Shop from companies who are environmentally conscious
Buy less… no, you don’t need four kinds of mascara (guilty)
Pack lighter when you travel
A person can’t make all of these changes in one day. Try adding one new change a week and hopefully, after time, they will become habits.
Comment below what the first environmentally friendly change you make will be!