Becoming more sustainable isn’t something you can easily tick off your list and move onto the next goal – sustainable living is a lifelong journey. But knowing what steps you can take to live a more sustainable lifestyle is a great place to start. From driving less to making more sustainable shopping choices, we’ve put together the perfect guide on how to live more sustainably.
What is Sustainable Living?
Sustainable living is a popular term that’s become a part of our vocabulary over the past few years, but what does it actually mean?
Sustainable living is all about making conscious choices in our everyday life that works to limit the impact on the planet and the environment. Regardless of whether you live in the countryside or in a busy city, there are plenty of ways you can live more sustainably and help protect the earth for future generations.
How to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle
Making sustainable lifestyle choices can be a great way to play your part in helping to protect our ecosystem and preserve natural resources for future generations. We’ve put together our top 5 ways you can live a more sustainable lifestyle and reduce your environmental impact:
1) Drive Less
When going on short trips, choosing to walk or cycle instead of taking the car is a great step towards living a more sustainable lifestyle. Just by making this change, you can have a positive impact in reducing the harmful emissions that are released into the environment from driving. What’s more, avoiding the car is the perfect opportunity for you to get outdoors and get your 10,000 steps in.
2) Choose Organic
Making the change to organic food is another step in the right direction towards sustainable living. As well as being more nutritious, choosing organic foods reduces the need for toxic chemicals that are used on crops, which can be harmful to both insects and wildlife. Organic farming puts the environment first and helps to protect the habitats of our wildlife.
3) Reuse and Recycle
We’re sure you’re already well versed in reusing and recycling, but just by continuing and maintaining these habits can ensure you’re living more sustainably. At Millican, reusing and recycling is a priority, giving post-consumer waste another chance to live. Each one of our bags and accessories are made with recycled materials and have been designed to last a lifetime, so you can make the step towards sustainable living by only needing one bag for all occasions.
4) Save Energy
There are plenty of small changes you can make to save energy around the house. From switching off the lights when you exit a room to using energy-saving lightbulbs, turn these changes into a habit to start living more sustainably.
5) Buy Less
Listen up, shopaholics! When it comes to sustainable shopping, make sure you consider whether you really need it. Of course it’s ok to treat yourself every now and again but having the same thing in different variations isn’t always necessary.
This why our sustainable bags are designed with versatility in mind. Our Core Collection Roll Pack bags have been created to cater to your every need, meaning you only need to buy one bag. Whether you’re on the hunt for an overnight bag or a bag to accompany you on your way to work, make the sustainable choice with our Core Collection Roll Pack bag made from recycled materials. Available in a variety of colours and sizes, choose your favourite and feel prepared no matter your adventure.
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