We all have heard of ‘sustainability.’ It is one of the buzzwords on the street. But how many of us are embracing this concept and taking it into our lives. We all know that by doing so, we will be helping to contribute towards a better future for our children and so on. So, why are we not all doing everything we can. The good news is, there are many ways we can do more, and some of them are relatively simple to achieve. To give you a few ideas, here are some ways you can live more sustainably:

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Minimize Your Use of Electric

No, you don’t have to switch the electricity off at the consumer unit, fuse box. Although this would end up a lot cheaper. All you need to make are a few changes here and there. Here are some ways to achieve it, only wash clothes when the washing machine is full and switch to a lower temperature. Avoid using a tumble drier. Swap all your lights to LED lighting or energy efficiency bulbs. Do not leave things on standby. Basically, anything that has a light on it will be using electricity when it is not being used. Unplug chargers when you have finished using them. There are so many ways you can minimize your electricity usage, and save yourself money in the process.  

Get Out of The Car

If you can, it is a good idea to walk places, use public transport or even use a Sunmono E-bike. If you need a car, perhaps you can work on making fewer trips. If you need to pick the kids up and go shopping, and see someone, try and synchronize these events so that you are only leaving the house once. The fewer trips you make the less of a carbon imprint you will be making.

Farmers Markets

When it comes to food shopping, try buying food at local farmers’ markets. The products you will buy from there will not have travelled halfway across the world to your plate. You will also be helping out trade in the local community thrive, which has clear benefits to your village or town. 

Go Plastic Free

Or go as plastic-free as you can. Always use reusable bags when you go shopping, avoid products that are covered in unnecessary plastic wrapping. Buy a bottle so you can refill that at the water tank at work, buy a reusable straw. You can even go so far as to only buy from companies that have recyclable packaging.  

Research Your Products

If you want to buy ethically, you need to understand more about the companies you are purchasing from. If you are serious about making a difference, you can boycott any companies that endanger wildlife and cause unnecessary pollution. Think about companies that cut down trees in an unsustainable way. When you begin your research, you may be amazed at what you find. You will also discover that there is a sustainable solution to every problem. It just may take a bit of time to find them out.  

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