6 ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle

By Team SS
March 24, 2022, Updated on : Thu Mar 24 2022 03:22:23 GMT+0000
6 ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle
If you want to live a more sustainable lifestyle but don't know how, then don't worry, we have got you covered.
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The concept of sustainable living features often in present day conversations. Making everyday choices that will positively impact the planet in the short and long term is not just appealing but doable as well.

Reducing energy consumption, using environment-friendly products, and making changes to one’s diet are all steps that can be taken to reduce one’s carbon footprint.
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In this listicle, we have curated some more ideas that will help you have a more sustainable household and save you some money on the side.

Try composting

According to research, up to half of the waste in your trash can be composted, so consider composting at home. There are numerous ways to get started on your own. You can start small with an indoor system, by setting up a composting bin in your backyard, or understanding what your city has to offer in terms of curbside composting services. Composting can also be quite helpful for the overall health of the soil, making it rich and eco-friendly.

Keep a tab on energy consumption

A simple home energy audit can teach you a lot about how much energy your home uses and how to make it more efficient. Audits can significantly reduce a household’s carbon footprint, and most assessments can help homeowners save 5 to 30 percent on their energy bills. Small changes in your home behaviour will help you use less energy, reducing your carbon footprint and energy bills.

Natural light and ventilation

The pandemic has led a large part of the working demographic to work from home full-time. Hence, rethink that workspace: Is it necessary to have a bulb/fan or an AC on all day? Is it necessary to leave mobile and laptop chargers plugged in all day, even when not in use? Taking small steps to cut unconscious energy consumption can go a long way in conserving resources.

Make it green

Green spaces such as parks and gardens are important. They absorb carbon dioxide and are associated with lower levels of air pollution. They also provide multiple benefits to public health, with studies linking green space to reduced levels of stress.

Plant trees. Create your own green space, even if it’s on a window sill or a balcony ledge. If you have your own outdoor space, don't replace the grass with paving or artificial turf, try creating natural habitats. You can also volunteer to help protect and conserve community green spaces like local parks, ponds or gardens.

Big purchases = big environmental benefits

Not everyone has or can afford the latest planet-friendly products. And that is ok. But do keep in mind that manufacturing big products- be it cars or home appliances, takes up a lot of resources.


For instance, if you’re in the market for a new car, look for a fuel-efficient model — you’ll save thousands on gas money and reduce your carbon footprint over the years. If you’re buying a new refrigerator or washing machine, look for the Energy Star label to find the most efficient appliances. Need a new water heater? Consider upgrading to solar water heating appliances.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

The three Rs of reduce, reuse, and recycle are the best way to eliminate waste and save the environment in the process. Swap out paper towels for washable cloths, use coconut fibre instead of plastic dish scrubs, choose reusable bags for groceries, say no to bottled water, and find new ways to use old items. Taking these tiny but significant steps can make a lasting impact for not just the current but future generations as well.


Edited by Anju Narayanan

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