If you’re looking to improve your well being, here are easy ways your family can adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
In recent years, more and more people are making the switch to sustainable living. In a 2020 study, it was found that 74% of participants want to reduce their impact on the environment and nature by a significant amount. This can be an individual effort, but nowadays, whole families decide to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle, with parents teaching their children about eco-friendly living very early on.
From saving energy and water to recycling, there are various ways to have a green lifestyle at home.
However, many families are looking for other ways to extend this type of lifestyle – beyond what they can do at home.
Personally I understand why. I’ve read about the many well being benefits of sustainable living while I was researching my groundbreaking video course: The Anxiety Cure.
I love sharing insights and strategies to help people to be happier and calmer – especially during challenging times.
So I put together this article with tips your family can try to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
If you’re looking to switch to a healthier, more sustainable way of living, here are some things that your family can do. You’ll feel a lot better when you know you’re conserving natural resources and take care of the environment.
Fair trade is a certification system that aims to ensure that a set of standards are met in the production and distribution of a product or ingredient. This generally means that the products that have been Fair trade certified are produced by companies committed to sustainable production.
Well, you should choose to buy these products. You’ll be contributing to a more sustainable future.
So, next time you and your family are at the supermarket, or any retail shop, make sure to look out for the green and blue fair trade mark on the packaging.
Many people are aware that gas consumption is one of the major causes of environmental problems. So choosing other ways to travel without using gas is a good way to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
You and your family can walk or ride bikes instead. Plus you can also opt to take public transportation. Families can also choose to carpool once or twice a week. In fact, according to The Eco-Guide, just by choosing to carpool twice a week, 1,600 pounds of greenhouse gasses can be kept from the air each year. These actions do not only decrease gas consumption, but they’re also smart ways to save money.
Eco-friendly travel can even go beyond saving gas. When going on family vacations, your family can choose eco-friendly places to visit and stay in. There are now eco-hotels and and luxury eco lodges that are committed to a greener approach to hospitality. These establishments make it a point to use eco-friendly products. Plus they use various renewable energy sources to reduce their carbon footprint.
Single-use items are major contributors to the trash problem, which leads to multiple environmental issues. Plastic bags, plastic straws, and disposable coffee cups are examples of single-use items that we dispose of on a daily basis.
In fact, since the 1950s, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics have been produced, and half of that in the past 15 years alone. This amount of trash has devastating impacts on our oceans, our wildlife, and even our health.
So whenever you and the family are out and about, make sure to bring reusable items as alternatives for the disposable items that stores and shops provide. You can bring eco-bags to the supermarket. Or you can take your own insulated mugs or tumblers to coffee shops. You can also choose to bring your own reusable straws.
If you and the family are thinking of making an effort to extend your sustainable lifestyle outside of the home, there are simple ways to do it. The tips mentioned above will help your family attain a more sustainable way of living. Best of all, you’ll be doing your part to save the planet.
Join my groundbreaking video course: The Anxiety Cure.