There are many small things you can do to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. These tips are simple but meaningful and can reduce your environmental footprint. Another advantage? You’ll find that making some of these changes can also lead to other benefits, such as improving your health or helping you save some cash.
Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and use warm clothing and blankets to keep you warm. In the summer keep it a few degrees higher.
Unplug chargers, electronics and appliances after you’re done using them.
Try to shorten your showers by a couple of minutes and turn off the faucet while lathering to reduce water use.
Use a drying rack or clothesline to dry your clothes instead of the drying machine.
Walk or bike to work or school to save on gas and parking costs.
Eat a meatless meal at least once a week.
Purchase from thrift shops or search for gently used items online.
Take reusable bags for trips to the grocery store.
Carry a water bottle to refill instead of purchasing bottled water.