Easy ways to lead a sustainable life
A sustainable way of living is the best weapon to fight back against my decline. Save me and I will save you. There are a few suggestions on how you can integrate a more sustainable attitude into your everyday life. Recycle whatever can be recycled – it's the easiest way to save resources. That also means to buy less prepacked foods and use reusable cups or cutlery if possible, to donate or upcycle what you don't need instead of throwing it out. Buying locally sourced produce helps as well, as it reduces carbon dioxide emissions. Shorter transportation also means that oil, gas and coal are saved.
Living sustainably will help you become more aware of your environment on a day-to-day basis. Are there some things you are already doing? Can you become more conscious of your everyday actions? Each and every one of you can help shape a more positive future for yourselves, your children and me. It is as easy as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth.
Celebrate World Environment Day with me
World Environment Day can give us a small glimpse into what we can all change on a daily basis. It can show us how easy it is to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle – even if you start small. Share World Environment Day with your friends and family to raise awareness for biodiversity and what it could mean for me if all the endangered flora and fauna vanished.
Workshops, puzzles, plays and exhibitions raise awareness all over the world. Maybe the next time you need a present for a friend, how about a reusable cup? That way, your coffee-loving friend can enjoy their morning beverage in an environmentally friendly way instead of using a wasteful to-go cup five days a week. Or you could meet up and upcycle out-of-fashion shirts and fabric into shopping bags or reusable sandwich wrappers.
Celebrate World Environment Day by celebrating Earth – and by celebrating all the steps you have been and are taking to work towards a more sustainable future.