Last year we learnt that we have 12 years to save the environment* so today I am bringing you 3 steps you can take to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
It upsets me when vegans preach only about animal agriculture and think it’s ridiculous to care about what car you drive and whether or not you use plastic.
All of that matters.
As an environmentalist, I am here to talk about everything you can do to fight climate change, not just one of them. If you are serious about the future of our planet you will want to do whatever it takes to save her.
I already wrote a bunch of posts on the topic of eco-living and you can find a lot more tips if you scroll through the category dedicated to these types of posts – find it here.
But in this one, I will talk about 3 things I haven’t talked about yet just to give you more information and actionable steps to choose from.
Here we go.
- Reduce the amount of paper you use. I have been using Evernote for the past 3 years but last month I discovered Trello and I fell in love with it. I used to be obsessed with notebooks but because I have a hard time deciding on things, I usually throw away a notebook a week after I purchase it because I regret everything I wrote in it. But with the help of apps and websites like Trello and Evernote, I don’t have to worry about that – I can just delete and start again. It is such a simple change you can make in your life and it will save you money long-term.
- Stop buying toys for other animals you share your life with. We have three cats and a dog, and none of them uses 99% of the toys we bought them. Chuck only plays with the ball, whenever he finds it, or an old bone. Cats don’t care about anything they ever received and it was a waste of time, energy and resources. Instead of treating dogs and cats like spoiled babies, try playing with them and use things like a shoestring or a wooden stick to entertain them. Unlike humans, who need new toys to be happy, other animals don’t need artificial products to play and keep themselves occupied.
- Don’t buy a new phone if the current one is still working. I admit, I do have a huge problem with people who buy a new iPhone every year just because they want to be cool and modern. It’s even more upsetting when you see that their current phone is still perfectly working because they bought it 12 months ago! We complain about sweatshops and companies not paying their workers enough yet we have no problem paying for things we don’t need to be manufactured. At one point in my life, I was using the same Blackberry phone for around 7 years, and it was in such bad condition I had to use tape to hold it together! Yeah, that was a bit too far but that’s how I am – I don’t like to buy something just because it’s new. I have a Lenovo now and, although I am thinking of getting a new one, I will wait until it is completely useless before I buy one again. The reality is that 99% of you are buying phones for status, not because you need a new version.
I hope you found these three tips helpful as I haven’t talked about them before, but I believe they are very important to be followed.
Leave me a comment below and tell me what steps have you made already to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Do you have any tips for people who are just starting out? How did you start?
I always love hearing from you in the comments.
I will talk to you soon,