What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is a buzzword that's been around for decades, but it's still not as widely understood as it should be—especially when it comes to how we can all make positive changes in our own lives.
So, let's start with the basics: what is sustainability?
Simply put, it's about living well within our means. It means using resources in a way that doesn't harm the environment or future generations of humans and animals. It means taking care of ourselves so we can take care of others—and vice versa.
Are You Ready to Make the Switch to Sustainable Living?
We know it can be a little bit overwhelming at first, but we're here to help. We've compiled a list of our top tips for sustainable living and hope that they will help you feel more confident about making this change.
Try picking up one or two new habits each month, and work your way up from there. You can do it! And we'll be here every step of the way to support you as you get started on this amazing journey.
Start with the Basics
Now that we are trying to live more sustainably—how do we know if our home is actually sustainable?
It's not just about having a roof that doesn't leak, or a water heater that uses less energy. Sustainable living means being aware of how much energy and resources you use, and finding ways to use less.
Look for Energy Star appliances . These appliances use less energy than standard models, so they'll save money on electricity bills and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Use LED lights in your house instead of incandescent bulbs or compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). LEDs last longer and use less electricity than other types of lighting.
Install high-efficiency windows in your house. Newer windows are made with glass that allows more natural light into the home while keeping out heat and cold. This reduces the need for artificial light during the day and saves money on heating bills at night.
Buying and Consuming Sustainably
Buying and consuming sustainably is an important part of being a responsible human.
It's not enough to buy products that are good for you; you also want to be sure that they're good for the environment. When you're shopping, look for products that have been produced in a sustainable manner.
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Go Green from Small Steps to The Big Ones
Start by doing some research on the things that matter most to you. Do you care about the environment? Animals? People? The economy? Your health? Once you've figured out what matters most to you, think about how you can help those things grow and flourish by doing simple things in your daily life.
Travel and discover new places, and remember to include other living beings in your discoveries. Every small change, when done together and over time, can make a big impact on the planet.