If we go back and look at how much has changed over the last 10 years, we’ll find there’s a lot to mull over. Not only has technology been decisive, but also geopolitics and other factors that influence our daily lives. As 2019 comes to an end, it’s time to start focusing on sustainability. Not that we haven’t already been doing so, but just to make sure, here’s a list of three ways for a more sustainable 2020.
Be a conscious eater and consumer
One of our biggest day-to-day challenges is maintaining a healthy and intelligent diet that balances our mind and body so they work in harmony. This does not only mean bringing attention and awareness to the act of consuming food, but making the right food choices. Smart food choices and understanding the source of our food is not only good for your health, but good for Mother Earth. Consuming ethically grown and all natural produce is one easy way to make your diet more sustainable.
Drive less, bike more
Smog, carbon monoxide and other toxins emitted by vehicles are just some of the biggest harms that cars bring to our lives. Deciding to cut back on driving and opting for other choices of transportation will definitely help reduce your impact on the environment. Commuting by bicycle is widely known to be one of the best ways to move from one place to another—and there are numerous reasons why. Not only is biking an accessible form of exercise and an efficient mode of transportation, it is also a cheap way to commute and a good way to help save on greenhouse gas emissions. The list of benefits goes on and on but maybe one of the most essential ones is the fact that biking makes your happier, more relaxed and positively energized.
Apply the “three R’s” of waste management
Who hasn’t heard about the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ waste hierarchy? Known as the three R’s, these principles represent a crucial guidance for creating a more sustainable life, and this means implementing them effectively and correctly to reduce the amount of waste we throw away. Of course, the order of priority of actions to be taken matters and reducing is number one. If less resources are used, then there’s less to reuse or recycle. Using materials more than once keeps new resources from being used for a longer period of time while it keeps the old ones from entering the waste flow. Finally everybody can recycle. A few ways to start: grab those sterilised jam jars and create a fun oats and berries presentation, replace plastic bottles with reusable bottles that can be refilled, say no to plastic bags and shop at thrift stores.