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The art of sustainable living – simple steps for a greener lifestyle

Naseerah Nanabhai | naseerahnanabhai@gmail.com
25 August 2023 | 11:00 CAT
1 min read

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Over recent years, sustainable living has become increasingly important, with 68% of global consumers willing to reduce their consumption by half to avoid environmental damage or climate change.

Our planet faces excellent environmental challenges, and embracing a greener lifestyle benefits the world and can enhance our well-being. Sustainable living includes simple yet impactful steps individuals can take to make a positive difference in creating a more sustainable future. The principles of sustainability centre around conscious choices and actions that minimise our environmental impact and include reducing waste, conserving resources, and promoting biodiversity.

Some practical steps to minimise waste and consumption involve reducing single-use plastics, embracing recycling and composting practices, and opting for reusable alternatives. Conscious consumption means making informed choices and supporting eco-friendly products and businesses.

In sustainable living, conserving energy and water is crucial and can be achieved by using energy-saving appliances, implementing smart home technology, and adopting energy-conscious habits. Water conservation techniques include reducing water usage, fixing leaks, and utilising water-saving devices. Another significant contributor to increased carbon emissions is transportation and travel. Sustainable transportation options include cycling, walking, carpooling, and public transportation.

Embracing sustainable living benefits the environment and enhances our overall well-being. The art of sustainable living lies in our daily choices and actions. By adopting simple yet meaningful steps, we can contribute to a greener future and lead more fulfilling lives.

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