Trust me when I say sustainable living doesn’t require a massive lifestyle change. To prove it, here are 100+ sustainable living ideas so you can help the planet without making cutthroat sacrifices, joining a cult, or jabbing picket signs into the air during a protest.
What are the best sustainable living ideas for 2023?
From purchasing eco-friendly paper towels to investing in an electric vehicle, there are many ways to move toward a sustainable lifestyle, both small and big. Even switching up the type of light bulbs you use can make a big difference.
And a lot of these tips will help you save money both now and down the road. That’s the beauty of transitioning to sustainable living.
So let’s look at all the ways you can practice a more sustainable lifestyle, reduce your carbon footprint, and help protect future generations.
1. Compost your food.
As food decomposes in landfills, it gives off methane gas and bleeds toxic chemicals into the soil, so composting food scraps for your garden or houseplants is a great path to sustainable living and cutting down on food waste.
If you don’t want to purchase an electric composter or don’t have the space because you live in an apartment, see if your community offers composting at a central location.
Here’s my composter, and it’s really compact and easy to use. Here’s a look at some of the best indoor composters if you’re in the market.
2. Upcycle leftover food.
If composting isn’t an option, you can cut down on food waste by reusing food that would otherwise get tossed out for other things like desserts, soups and broth, juice, treats for your pets, or the backyard bird feeder.
Even old, dry bread can be turned into yummy salad toppers.
3. Reduce/eliminate meat consumption.
When it comes to sustainable living ideas, this one is important but may be hard for some.
About 14.5% of human caused greenhouse gas emissions are from the animal agriculture industry. And factory farming causes most of our water pollution. So cutting down on eating meat (particularly red meat), even by one meal a week, can significantly contribute to a more eco friendly life.
4. Eat grass fed meat.
Meat (and cheese) from grass-fed cattle are better for the planet because it reduces water use, soil erosion, and the use of fossil fuels. Plus, it’s more ethical and eco-friendly, and it packs more nutrition than grain-fed cattle.
5. Purchase line-caught tuna.
Please be sure to look for tuna that is ethically sourced or line-caught. This drastically reduces harm to other marine life, such as sharks, turtles, and dolphins that notoriously get caught in nets.
And yes, there ARE affordable brands out there. Here’s one I like.
6. Eat more plants.
330 million acres of land are going towards animal agriculture, not to mention the trillions of gallons of water that are being funneled to them. While it’s not realistic that the whole world will go vegan, you can do your part for sustainability by eating more plants – particularly the most sustainable ones – and less meat.
7. Eat a variety of plants.
Most of us have our favorites, but when you eat a variety of fruits, legumes, and veggies, you actually help support the various agriculture that exists, benefiting farmers, bees, and microhabitats.
8. Skip the dairy.
Unless your dairy comes from grass-fed cattle, try to avoid it or at least cut back. Most grocery stores now sell grass-fed cheese, and many consumers (like me) say it tastes better.
9. Look for plant based supplements.
Plant-based supplements are beneficial because they don’t require animal byproducts, making them better for the environment and you.
10. Choose your flour wisely.
Kernza is a domesticated form of wheatgrass that grows as a perennial without stressing the soil, as opposed to wheat which drains the soil of all nutrients once it’s been harvested.
If you bake your own bread, think about switching up the type of flour you use.
11. Buy both organic and conventional.
Organic food is earth friendly to a point because it doesn’t require the use of harmful pesticides, fertilizers, etc. But studies have shown that a combination of organic and commercially sourced food is actually best for the environment.
12. Avoid palm oil (or look for ethically sourced).
Harvesting palm oil results in wiping out rainforests, pushing animals like orangutans toward extinction and harming indigenous peoples.
While some “experts” argue that refusing to consume palm oil is detrimental (because the alternative is worse) it should be said that greed within this industry is very real.
Sustainable palm oil exists, and many companies are finally seeing the light and including it in their products.
13. Make your own specialty snacks.
Buying certain products in bulk to make your own snacks can save on packaging waste like boxes and individual plastic sleeves. For example, earth911 links to a bunch of delicious and healthy recipes.
14. Eat out less.
Cooking at home cuts down on gas usage and earth-destroying takeout containers. Plus, one study found that eating out can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions more so than eating meat.
15. Can/jar your food.
While there is a slight learning curve to canning, it’s a highly eco friendly way to help the environment.
16. Donate your leftovers.
Companies like Too Good to Go & Olio allow users to donate unused food to those in need or people who want to keep their costs and waste down.
These companies are preventing food from unnecessarily ending up in landfills, and you get to help a neighbor.
17. Purchase reusable sandwich bags.
Ranging in size from 2-10 inches, the best reusable sandwich and snack bags are made of sustainable materials like cotton, silicone, and beeswax. Many are compostable when they’ve served their purpose.
18. Wash your sandwich bags.
Want a super easy sustainable living idea? Wash and reuse your plastic sandwich bags instead of throwing them out or recycling them.
I’ve been doing this for years and while I’ve whittled down my supply, I can’t remember the last time I bought a box.
19. Invest in washable paper towels.
Most paper towels are made of cotton, bamboo, or wood pulp, and they’re wonderful for drying washed produce as well as cleaning up spills.
A quick caveat though, some brands claim to be washable when in fact they’re not truly “washer safe.”
20. Use glass storage when you can.
If you’re in need of new food storage containers, opt for glass instead of plastic. The environment will thank you, and you won’t have to worry about plastic crud leaching into your food. This is such an easy thing to tick off your list of sustainable living ideas!
21. Purchase eco friendly sponges.
Traditional kitchen sponges don’t last very long, and they take forever to break down. Eco friendly sponges are made of sustainable material and should be biodegradable.
22. Don’t use “coffee pod” machines.
Their only plus is that they’re fast and convenient. But coffee pods are literally piling up all over the environment. If you must have this machine, at least consider using the silicone refillable pods.
Or ditch the coffee filters altogether and get a french press.
23. Buy a pressure cooker.
Why? Because they use less energy, cooking your food in less time.
24. Learn to forage.
Foraging for food and medicinal herbs is a thing when it comes to sustainable living! However, learning what’s safe and what’s not is imperative but can be done through workshops and local classes.
25. Adjust your fridge thermostat.
Make sure your fridge is on the recommended setting (no warmer than 38 degrees F), and check the door seals to ensure maximum efficiency. Of the sustainable living ideas, this one is probably the simplest.
26. Utilize the dishwasher.
Dishwashers use, on average, 3 gallons of water, versus almost 30 when hand washing.
27. Invest in a quality water purifier.
Instead of barreling through plastic in the form of water bottles or gallon jugs, invest in a good water purification system.
It could be a countertop water distiller or a simple but popular pitcher filter. To really boost your sustainable lifestyle, you could also look into a whole house system to benefit not just your wallet, but all your appliances and plumbing.
28. Use less soap and shampoo.
By reducing the amount you use, you’ll buy replacements less frequently. Try squeezing less into the palm of your hand, or adding water to liquid soaps to extend their life. This is a simple start to a sustainable, zero-waste bathroom.
29. Purchase shampoo bars, not bottles.
I’ve tried a few of these myself, as discussed here, and have been pleasantly surprised at how well they lather up. Not all of them eliminate the need for conditioner, but you can buy conditioner bars too.
30. Reduce your time in the shower.
I know. Long, hot showers are the best and no one wants to dial back. But try counting your time spent lathering for a week, then try to cut that time by even a minute or two for long-term savings.
31. Wash–don’t replace–your shower curtain.
For years, I used to buy a new shower curtain every few months. Basically whenever my current one looked moldy. I cringe now when I think about the fact that I could have tossed it in the wash with a little detergent and earth-friendly bleach to get it clean.
Those who are truly into a sustainable lifestyle ditch the plastic altogether and buy an eco-friendly, long-lasting hemp shower curtain.
32. Let your hair dry naturally.
Hair dryers use a TON of electricity, so if you can stand it, let your hair air dry at least a few times a week.
33. Check out cardboard “push up” deodorants.
These are still pretty hard to find at certain drug stores, but there are a number of brands that carry them.
Old Spice had one a while back that I liked, but P&G is notorious for being one of the biggest plastic makers in the world, which does not promote sustainable living.
Not only that, they partake in horrid animal cruelty with their testing. That said, stay away from them, or better yet, make your own deodorant.
34. Use non disposable razors.
Razors that only require you to replace the blade–instead of the entire razor–are super eco friendly and highly encouraged over their plastic counterparts.
35. Buy earth friendly toothbrushes.
Non-plastic things to keep your teeth clean? Yes! Need I say more?
36. Use environmentally friendly cosmetics.
Eco friendly beauty products use natural, toxic free ingredients that are safe for the environment, and they should also bear the “cruelty free” logo to ensure testing was not performed on animals. This includes makeup, hair care, sunscreen, nail polish, and anything that goes on the body.
37. Buy reusable cotton rounds.
Cotton balls cannot be flushed or recycled, and they don’t biodegrade at all. Opt instead for washable cotton rounds that are much cheaper in the long run.
38. Donate beauty products.
Unused and gently used cosmetics and self-care products can be donated to a group called Project Beauty Share.
39. Look into menstrual cups
Reusable menstrual cups generally hold more blood than tampons and pads, and according to experts are safer than tampons because of the reduced risk of toxic shock syndrome. And of course they’re eco friendly!
Please speak with your gynecologist if you have any questions or concerns about your health and whether they are right for you.
40. Avoid plastic tampons.
While plastic tampons might be slightly easier to insert, they are NOT eco-friendly. And unfortunately, most conventional tampons contain harsh chemicals like bleach, aluminum, BPA, and dioxin that are toxic to your body and bad for the environment.
Instead, think about switching to non-toxic organic tampons with plastic-free applicators like those by Natracare or Oi.
A word of caution: PLEASE make sure the tampon you choose does NOT contain titanium dioxide. Several organic tampon companies are in the midst of a lawsuit for having this toxin in their products and it has recently been found to cause cancer.
41. Invest in sustainable toilet paper.
Pricing on this can vary, but if you have the money to spend and really want to make a difference, buy toilet paper made of bamboo or recycled paper.
42. Check out water saving devices.
Estimates from the EPA indicate up to $100 in yearly savings for consumers that invest in a low-flow toilet. With the right research, you can find one that works well with your existing plumbing, and they use less water to flush waste from the commode.
43. Opt to receive bills electronically.
Save the trees and pay your bills online.
44. Print on both sides.
Double sided printing cuts your paper use in half and only takes seconds to set up.
45. Responsibly dispose of electronics.
When that phone, computer, or printer craps the bed, it’s tempting to disguise it as everyday trash and toss it in the garbage. But electronics can release toxic chemicals into the soil and air over time.
Recycle what you can, and see if your city/county has free drop-off.
46. Mail packages responsibly.
When shipping items, be sure to use compostable or biodegradable bags & envelopes, packages made from mushrooms and seaweed, or swap the bubble wrap for eco friendly air pillows.
47. Reuse shipment packaging materials.
Get creative and find various ways to repurpose packaging materials instead of throwing them out. I personally reuse packaging stuff for my art journals, which is why I thought about including this as one of many ideas for sustainable living.
Did you know recycling one aluminum can saves the equivalent of ½ gallon of gas? So save up those cans, glass bottles, and plastic waste, and if you don’t have a pickup service in your area, find a place where your recyclables can be dropped off for free.
49. Repair instead of replace.
Choosing to repair vs. replace a broken electronic can save you money, reduce your carbon footprint, help you bond with your belongings, and maybe even support a small business owner.
50. Invest in eco friendly appliances.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, especially when it comes to older appliances. But if you need to replace or invest in something, go with one of these eco friendly brands.
51. Adjust your thermostat.
Energy efficiency is key to moving towards a sustainable lifestyle. And bumping up (or down) your thermostat by just one degree can cut down on electricity usage. Better yet, turn it down several degrees and use an electric blanket or a heating pad.
52. Use smart thermostats.
These track usage, offer recommendations, and are optimized for energy-saving performance. Some claim to reduce your energy usage by nearly 25%.
53. Upgrade your windows.
Triple pane windows with insulating gas is best. But if you can’t swing the upgrade, plastic covers during the winter can help tremendously.
They are generally applied from the inside of the home and are unnoticeable from the outside.
54. Upgrade your insulation.
If you live in an older home, professionally updating the insulation isn’t terribly expensive and can actually pay for itself within several years. If you’re handy, you may be able to tackle it as a DIY project.
55. Purchase some indoor plants.
Plants literally breathe in carbon dioxide and exhale O2, recycling your indoor air. How can they not be eco friendly?
56. Look into good air purifiers.
If you struggle with mold or allergens, look for an eco friendly air purifier that is energy efficient, uses biodegradable materials and filters, and is perhaps rechargeable or solar powered.
57. Use a quality air filter.
These are plastic free and made of sustainably sourced materials. But if you want to go the extra mile, look into a high quality washable air filter, like one made by K&N. They have a MERV rating of 11, are UL Certified, and come with a lifetime limited warranty.
58. Open your blinds.
Letting the sunshine in can warm your room up more sustainably than turning up the heat.
59. Switch to LED bulbs.
If everyone switched to LED bulbs, we could see CO2 emissions drop by a whopping 800 million metric tons each year.
Consider also purchasing from one of these eco-friendly lighting brands.
60. Unplug when away/not in use.
Since big electronics still pull some energy even when turned off, it’s best to unplug them when not in use.
61. Invest in solar energy.
From investing in solar water heaters to powering your entire house, this is a great way to utilize renewable energy, save money down the road, and be earth conscious while also possibly getting a tax credit.
62. Purchase rechargeable batteries.
This will help you create less waste, save money, and effortlessly live a more sustainable lifestyle.
63. Use eco-friendly cleaning products.
Like cosmetics, earth friendly cleaning products avoid ingredients that are hazardous to your health and the environment. Popular brands include Blueland, Seventh Generation, 9 Elements, ECOS, and even Clorox and Woolite are stepping up to make more environmentally friendly cleaners.
64. Make your own cleaning products.
From cleaning your toilet to mopping your floors, there are super easy ways to do this with homemade products that don’t require harsh chemicals in plastic bottles.
65. Use dryer balls.
Made of wool or silicone, dryer balls absorb heat while they get tossed with your clothes, cutting down on your dryer time.
66. Clothes line on warm days.
Of course these save energy, but which ones are best? Check out some retractable clothes lines to maximize your space, and mark your calendars for June 3-10 because it’s International Clothes Line Week!
Of the sustainable living ideas listed here, this one makes me feel very nostalgic for the past when my mother used a clothesline.
67. Wash more conservatively.
If you’ve only worn a pair of jeans or a shirt for a few hours, do you really need to toss it in the dirty clothes hamper? Maybe … but likely not.
68. Use cold water more.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need hot water to wash your clothes, or even your dishes. Modern soaps and detergents are formulated to cut through dirt and grease with cold water, which uses significantly less energy.
The only time hot water is called for is when washing clothes stained with bodily fluids, or if you live in an extremely cold climate where the cold water that comes through the pipes is nearly freezing.
Warm water may be needed when hand washing dishes in order to better rinse the soap away.
69. Invest in water savers.
Inexpensive devices can be added to sinks and shower heads that save water per use. Or you can invest in a new faucet or shower head altogether that is designed to mitigate water waste.
Learn more in this article on how to save water at home.
70. Cover your pool.
A lot of water is lost through evaporation during the off season, so a quality pool cover can cut down on water usage.
71. Start a garden.
A lot of people don’t realize that growing your own veggies and herbs is super sustainable, and it’s a great way to help the planet and your wallet.
72. Install a garden hose shut-off.
Installing an automatic shut-off valve on your garden hose can save you several gallons every time you use it.
73. Plant some trees.
Trees absorb CO2, absorb noise pollution, minimize soil erosion, promotes ample wildlife and plant diversity, and can boost your property value. Additionally, when strategically planted, some trees can provide shade and cut your cooling costs.
So consider planting one or two trees if you have the yard space.
What kind is best? Trees like Oaks and Maples have bigger leaves so they’re going to have a higher rate of photosynthesis, whereas conifer trees are better at absorbing heat.
74. Buy sustainable furniture.
When it comes to sustainable living ideas, buying ethically sourced furniture that slashes waste and pollution should be added to your list of guilt-free pleasures.
Whether you’re in the market for a non-toxic mattress, a vegan mattress, or you need a new couch or table, look for certifications like Fair Trade, Greenguard, Eco Institut, GOTS, Made Safe, FSC, and more.
You can also look into furniture companies that participate in carbon offset programs.
Sustainable Baby Products
75. Use cloth diapers & baby wipes.
There’s some debate over the eco friendly nature of cloth diapers because they require water when washing. But we believe anything that intercepts trash going to a landfill is a win for the environment.
76. Purchase eco friendly disposable diapers.
If you’ve got to change a poopy diaper, it can at least be one that’s biodegradable, non-toxic, or compostable, right?
77. Invest in natural pacifiers and teethers.
These baby-safe products are free from plastic, BPA, PVC, and other toxic chemicals that “old school” pacifiers and teethers have. You can even find teethers made of bamboo if that’s you or your little one’s preference.
78. Use organic cotton bibs.
Made of earth friendly materials, these will keep your baby’s clothes clean while skipping the plastic and other harmful materials.
79. Check out plastic free bibs.
These are generally made of silicone, to give your little one an extra layer of protection against wet spills.
Sustainable While Out and About
80. Bond with nature.
Get out of the house, go for a walk, and bond with nature. This can give you a fresh perspective on the world and your place in it. Technology and all the other demands of the modern world will still be there when you get back.
81. Bring your own shopping bags.
To the grocery and even the department store. There’s no need to leave a shopping excursion with tons of paper or plastic grocery bags that may or may not get recycled.
82. Use reusable produce bags.
More than one million plastic produce bags are used every minute. That’s insane! By bringing your own produce bag, you’ll cut down greatly on waste.
83. Bring along reusable straws.
Plastic straws have come under heavy scrutiny lately, and rightfully so. They end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans, harming aquatic life and releasing chemicals as they slowly break down.
Just say “no” to plastic straws, or bring along your own made of stainless steel, biodegradable paper, silicone, or glass.
84. Purchase locally.
When you shop locally and in person, you support local businesses and help reduce the environmental impact of mass/long distance transportation.
85. Look for farmer’s markets.
Purchasing meat and produce from local farmers reduces the amount of transportation pollution because that food didn’t have to travel as far to end up in your kitchen.
86. Join your local food co-op.
Not all cities have them, but those that do generally focus on organic and sustainable food and household supplies. Becoming a member means you own a share of the business and usually receive discounts.
87. Stick with eco-friendly companies.
Check out this article that explains what it means for a company to truly be green, and a list of the top sustainability promoting organizations.
88. Skip the coffee house.
If you’re anything like me, in a perfect world, you’d hit the coffee house daily. But cutting back on your cafe visits means less paper cups and plastic lids get tossed in the trash.
89. Take your own mug.
If you can’t fathom a world without a daily coffee shop visit, take your own mug along. Starbucks, Peet’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Caribou, and Einstein Bros. Bagels are just a few of the places that will fill your mug and some offer a discount for bringing it along.
90. Avoid plastic bottles.
Stay away from plastic, everywhere you go. The only reason you should own plastic water bottles is if you live in an area where emergency preparedness is necessary (war zone, hurricane prone area, etc).
91. Decline water refills at restaurants.
How often do most people actually finish that glass of water refill? Not very often, and most of it gets poured down the sink. Not to mention that it takes another gallon of water to wash the glass.
Unless you need it, politely decline the water refill. And maybe bring your own eco friendly bottle of water.
92. Bring your own to-go box.
Most restaurants package leftovers in styrofoam or plastic containers. But bringing your own reusable containers eliminate their need altogether.
93. Stick with plastic-free picnics and potlucks.
This would not have made the list of sustainable living ideas if I hadn’t been on the receiving end of such a potluck, and I thought it was a great idea.
If you’re in charge of organizing something like this, let guests know it will be a plastic-free event and request that everyone bring their own plates, drinks, and silverware. Just be mindful of cross-contamination when getting seconds.
94. Look for sustainable clothes.
Wearing an outfit several times before throwing it away does not qualify as sustainable living. Nor does supporting companies that exploit workers, pour toxic chemicals and dyes in fabrics, and utilize non natural materials.
Purchase thrifted items and clothing made of organic or recycled cotton, nylon, and polyester. Organic linen and hemp are great choices, too.
Buy from companies with Bluesign, OEKO-TEX 100, and USDA Organic certifications as well as ones that use renewable energy in their factories. Here are some cheap and sustainable clothing brands to help you achieve a more eco-conscious lifestyle and also save money.
And if you’re curious, read more on slow fashion tips that are easy to follow.
95. Use the fitting rooms.
Taking the time to try something on before buying it can minimize the need to bring it back for a return.
96. Repurpose your clothes.
Circular fashion is highly sustainable. And one example of that is repurposing! So, if you’ve outgrown that ratty old t-shirt but can’t bear to part with it, how about use it as a dust rag, stitch it into a blanket, or slide it on that oversized teddy in the guest room.
97. Start a clothing swap.
In some communities these already exist, but if you can’t find one, start one. You can meet up with moms looking for children’s clothing, or start one in your college dorm.
98. Look into the minimalist lifestyle.
You don’t have to get rid of everything that doesn’t serve a purpose. Minimalism is about getting focused on what you really need, and what you can do without.
99. Thrift what you can.
Buying brand new everything increases your carbon footprint because it jacks up production and waste. Here’s a post on how to thrift the right way, and it tells you what’s okay to buy, and what you should avoid.
Carpooling saves gas, cuts down on emissions and air pollution, and reduces the load on highways and roads.
101. Walk/bike when you can.
It’s better for the planet and your health.
102. Purchase a hybrid/electric vehicle.
In some instances, you can get a tax break for investing in a hybrid or electric car.
103. Practice routine car maintenance
Keeping your car in good running condition with regular oil changes and tune-ups, as well as washing and waxing, improves your gas mileage by up to 10%.
104. Use a pro car wash.
It’s been estimated that hand-washing your car may use up to 100 gallons more than a drive-through car wash. So skip the DIY on this one when you can.
105. Use the stairs.
Skip the elevator and get some exercise while you’re at it.
106. Buy fair trade products.
Fair trade companies ensure that farmers are paid fairly and workers are not exploited. Also, many of them donate a percentage of proceeds towards planting trees in areas where soil erosion is an issue. Look for coffee, chocolate, sugar, flowers, and other goods marked with the fair trade logo.
More Sustainable Living Ideas (The Ever-Growing List)
107. Look into carbon offset companies.
Carbon offset companies are generally (but not always) companies that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions but choose to re-invest in initiatives that help cut back on climate change and lower CO2 emissions, like reforestation projects, waste management, and renewable energy.
108. Drive instead of fly.
Unless you are taking a solo journey across the country, your overall carbon emissions will be much less when you drive instead of fly. More and more earth conscious travelers nowadays are choosing to follow some great eco travel tips and give up their frequent flyer miles to hop behind the wheel.
109. Donate $ to eco organizations.
Companies like the Natural Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace Fund, Rainforest Alliance, and Friends of the Earth count on donations in order to carry out their mission of protecting the environment as well as pushing for more “green” legislation.
You can even (indirectly) plants trees just by adding the free Ecosia extension to Chrome.
110. Avoid PVC leather.
If you’re vegan, you probably want nothing to do with animal hide. And I totally get that. But if you’re looking for vegan leather, whether for an arts and crafts project or for your wardrobe, consider buying thrifted or used leather, or at the very least PU leather.
PVC is god awful for the environment because of the plastics used and the toxins released during manufacturing, not to mention PVC really can’t be recycled. And what little does break down once thrown away releases even more hazardous crap into the environment.
Yes, we’re about to use that icky word: politicians.
It goes without saying that local, state, and national leaders hold great power in effecting positive change for the planet. So get out there and vote for leaders who will fight for environmental issues.
112. Use eco-friendly art supplies
If you’re into art like I am, you probably wonder how it impacts the earth, and a lot of that depends on what you use when you’re “arting.” These simple tips on eco-friendly and sustainable art supplies should point you in the right direction.
Also read my article on vegan leather journals if you want to know how to journal, cruelty-free.
113. Invest in sustainable accessories
Whether you’re looking for a new belt or a cruelty-free vegan wallet, finding brands that support eco-friendly habits while utilizing quality materials will help in your sustainability endeavors.
114. Buy sustainable products for your pet
From sustainable pet food to eco-friendly, non-toxic dog beds, you can reduce your carbon footprint when caring for your 4-legged friends.
FAQs on Sustainable Living Ideas
What is sustainable living?
Living in an eco friendly way that protects the earth, both now and for the future. But it isn’t just about mother nature. It encompasses doing what we can to meet our needs while considering how what we do impacts both other people and cultures as well as the economy.
What are some of the best eco friendly & sustainable companies to keep an eye on in 2023?
Some sustainable companies to keep an eye on are Patagonia, YETI, Toro, Ecolab, Current Foods, Lundberg Family Farms, NOW Foods, Christy Dawn, Vicinity Motor, Clear Blue Technologies, and on and on.
How much time does the earth have left if we do nothing to address climate change?
The short answer is … no one knows for sure. But we do have some idea of what will happen if we don’t take drastic measures to keep the earth from warming up the dreaded 2 degrees above pre-industrial temperatures.
We will see catastrophic events like droughts, heatwaves, storm surges, rising sea levels, plant and animal extinction, melting ice, deadly air pollution, and nasty weather events that have the capacity to take out entire cities.
If companies and nations do their part to curb carbon emissions, and we do what we can as individuals, I believe we can slow the inevitable fate of the planet. But if we do nothing, that fate will come much faster.
Sustainable Living Ideas – Final Thoughts
There are an endless number of ways we can easily make a difference, and we hope this list of sustainable living ideas has spurred your creativity, as well as nurtured your love for our one and only planet.