The less we do to address climate change now, the more regulation we will have in the future.

Bill Nye

Making changes doesn’t have to be difficult, it can be as small as actively choosing to recycle, reuse and reduce.

According to the climate clock, we have approximately six years before we cause irreversible damage to the planet. Six years till we can no longer control global warming.

With the rise in the rate of extreme temperatures and natural disasters all over the world, now is the time we make the change.

We compiled a list of small changes you can make for sustainable living.

Mode of Transportation

Minion on scooter

Living in the city means commuting from one place to another all the time. Be it for school, work or a hangout, commuting is an essential part of our lives. If you drive a personal vehicle consider carpooling with your friends to reduce the number of cars on the road.

If you are travelling a short distance, then consider taking public transit, especially for a night out. This way you’re helping the environment and no one would have to be the designated driver by the end of the night. 

Need to pick up lunch in between classes? Get a bike and get a workout on your way, a little cardio never hurt anybody.

Conscious consumption

woman grocery shopping

We know there have been times when you felt a little too ambitious after watching a cooking show. You went to the grocery and bought, quite literally, the entire store.

But the motivation faded and the expensive mushrooms you bought, ended up in the trash. Plan ahead on what you are going to eat or use to avoid any waste.

Meal prepping is the best way to get the most out of what you intend to buy.

Clothing choices

Gif of Macklemore

Production of fast fashion clothing lines is one of the biggest causes of CO2 emissions in the environment. Thrift your clothes instead.

Pre-loved clothes are not only budget-friendly, but they are also sustainable too. They give you a chance to try out different styles at a much cheaper cost and who knows, you might come across a vintage gem the next time you’re out thrifting.

We guarantee you can find a thrifted outfit for almost any occasion.

Switch to smart alternatives

Stacking paper

There are lots of smart alternative switches you can make in your day-to-day living.

Think utensils for example. One-time plastic utensils end up in landfills and are harder to decompose. Switch to reusable utensils, this way you can minimize the waste you produce.

Paper, though compostable, requires trees to be cut for its production. Make a one-time investment and go paperless. This way, your work will be available to you in one place and can help you save the planet.

Sanitary products mostly consist of plastic which takes years to decompose. But it doesn’t have to be this way!

In partnership with Aisle, on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12 p.m., we are hosting a FREE virtual workshop designed to help you find your perfect sustainable period product. And we’re also giving you a $50 voucher to purchase any Aisle product.

Save money on your periods, be more environmentally friendly and make your time of the month the most comfortable it can be! It’s that simple. Period. 

Curious about zero waste? Read on what it feels like to go zero waste for a week

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