Either small or big, our day-to-day activities directly or indirectly invite various threats to our environment. Plastics that we use take 20 to 500 years to decompose. While fossil fuel which is the main source of energy of today’s era has increased the global average temperature by 1-degree Celcius. Similarly, waste food contributes 10% to the greenhouse effect. We all are well aware of the fact that our planet is going nowhere good with such ignorant practices. It’s time to realize the essence of sustainable habits in our life.
Rather than criticizing our government for not taking action, we better realize that even a small group of determined, wise, and thoughtful citizens can bring rational changes to this world.
Believing someone else will do it is the most prominent nature of our generation. However, adopting simple and easy sustainable practices should be our ultimate discipline and ethics as children of this planet.
Here are some easiest sustainable practices you can adopt to ease our mother planet,
Green your closet
Research claims that fashion and clothing contribute to greenhouse gas about 10% of CO2 worldwide. You can reduce the number of clothes you buy by buying them only when it’s necessary. When it comes to buying clothes make sure you choose clothes that last longer in your closet. Thrifting and buying clothes made of organic matter (organic cotton, hemp) is something we can easily bring into practice. You can even acknowledge brands if they are sustainable or ethical and shop accordingly.
Reuse and DIYs
This is the most popular sustainable practice. You can re-use any product by giving them an innovative touch. When you buy something, make sure to buy reusable items rather than use and throw. You can even add this practice as one of your hobbies and explore various DIYs. Your little effort can help save the earth’s resources.
Kicking out plastic
We have a thousand reasons to kick plastic off. More importantly, aquatic life is facing hazardous health risks due to the accumulation of plastics. Taking your own water bottle, avoiding packed fruits and vegetables, carrying your own cotton bag. And buying products that can be recycled are few simple practices we can do to kick plastics out. Say yes to sustainable products!
Encouraging yourself to make homemade food and small items can hold out against going markets thus reduces the usage of vehicles too. Growing vegetables in your yards are even more fruitful. You may not realize but this small hobby invites many other sustainable aspects. You can even practice vertical farming in case of limited space. This way, waste from your kitchen will ultimately reach your farm. It is a win-win situation.
According to research, highway vehicles release about 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gas in the form of CO2 to the atmosphere each year. Changing your way of transporting can lessen your carbon footprint. Using bicycles instead of fossil used cars. This practice helps you build good health as well. Walk, cycle, carpool, or use public transportation once in a while. You can give your car a week off and cycle. Moreover, this era needs to depend more on electric vehicles.
Summing up, I love one of the quotes by Howard Zinn, “We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” Similarly, when you start replacing your normal habits with these simple sustainable practices. I am sure you will feel more proud and happier about yourself. Your small acts can transform the world.
Also Read: 7 Human Activities That Are Destroying the Environment