Does sustainability sound impossible? Chin up mama as the little things do count! Here are 4 simple ways to live more sustainably every day.
By Mama Disrupt®
Despite being busy mamas, we all do our best to care for the wellbeing of the planet and live sustainably. But, as much as we dream of achieving a 100% sustainable existence, sometimes that is just waaaaay too hard.
Good news is all the little things DO count. And instead of focusing on the big picture, Sydney sustainability guru Seb Berry suggests that we shift our mindset to the small things we can do on a day-to-day basis to help preserve our planet as there are stacks of little things we can do to enhance sustainability… things we don’t often realise. As they say – from little things, big things grow.
1. DITCH THE DISPOSABLES
If you can replace a cup of coffee a day with reusables for one year, you’ll save about 40,5kg of CO2, 91L of water, and 2.6kg of solid waste.
2. BUY IN BULK
Buy your food in bulk to reduce the wasted packaging and bring down the costs, plus you keep your pantry filled with healthier options.
3. GO MEAT FREE
Go meat-free one day a week to save around 3,750L of water, 30kg of CO2 and approximately 5m2 of land, and an average $5 on the cost of meat proteins.
4. THINK AHEAD
Most of the things we use every day get thrown away, but by preparing and choosing unpackaged options we’re avoiding the enormous amount of waste that not only takes so many resources to be made, it simply clogs up our bins, our landfill and our oceans.
Just remember mama, every little counts.
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