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93 mindful ideas for sustainable living.

Sustainability is about more than just being kind to the environment. Here’s how you can live a more mindful sustainable life.

93 ways to make your home and lifestyle more environmentally friendly has been created to help you promote mindful sustainable living within yourself, your own home and local community.

1. Plant trees and flowers to improve air quality and add beauty to your environment.

2. Plant native trees and shrubs to increase biodiversity and support local wildlife.

3. Recycle and compost as much as possible. Compost your organic waste to reduce landfill usage and create nutrient-rich fertilizer.

4. Use natural fertilizers and compost in your garden.

5. Collect rainwater to use in your garden and other outdoor activities.

6. Start a vegetable garden to reduce your reliance on store-bought produce.

7. Follow sustainable agricultural practices in your garden or farm.

8. Install a drip irrigation system to reduce water usage in your garden.

9. Bring your own reusable shopping bags when you go grocery shopping.

10. Choose eco-friendly products with minimal packaging.

11. Choose natural or eco-friendly cleaning supplies such as vinegar, lemon juice, and borax.

12. Buy products made from recycled materials whenever possible.

13. Buy food that is locally grown and/or in season to reduce your carbon footprint.

14. Support local farmers and buy organic food whenever possible to reduce your carbon footprint.

15. Choose recyclable and compostable products whenever possible.

16. Choose products with minimal packaging to reduce waste.

17. Use natural pest control methods instead of chemical pesticides.

18. Shop secondhand stores for clothes and furniture

19. Buy furniture made from reclaimed or recycled materials.

20. Avoid using disposable plastics and opt for reusable containers instead.

21. Purchase durable, long-lasting items to reduce consumption

22. Promote green businesses by patronizing and recommending them to friends, family, and colleagues

23. Reuse plastic and glass containers, instead of buying new ones

24. Use reusable containers for food storage, instead of disposable plastic wrap or bags.

25. Opt for real dishes instead of paper and plastic.

26. Choose sustainable materials for your home, such as bamboo or cork flooring.

27. Replace traditional light bulbs with CFLs and LEDs.

28. Install energy-efficient lighting throughout your home

29. Hang blackout curtains to limit your use of artificial lighting.

30.Swap out traditional light switches for motion-sensing ones.

31. Use natural fabrics such as cotton and wool for clothing and bedding

32. Insulate your home to conserve energy.

33. If your insulation needs replacing use eco-friendly materials such as wool, cotton, and recycled denim.

34. Choose renewable energy sources like wind or solar whenever possible.

35. Purchase Energy Star certified products to reduce energy consumption

36. Install solar panels wherever possible.

37. Switch to non-toxic, organic bedding and towels.

38. Use natural, non-toxic paint for your walls.

39. Invest in energy-efficient insulation to reduce your reliance on air conditioning or heating

40. Use a smart thermostat to regulate energy usage in your home

41. Use low-flow fixtures for sinks, showers, and toilets

42. Install a solar water heater

43. Install water-efficient showerheads and faucets.

44. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth

45. Take shorter showers to conserve water.

46. Install a high-efficiency showerhead.

47. Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot to reduce energy usage

48. Install low-flow toilets and showerheads to reduce water usage

49. Invest in a high-efficiency washing machine and dishwasher

50. Line dry clothes whenever possible to reduce energy usage

51. Choose fabrics made from organic or natural materials such as hemp, linen, organic cotton, or wool

52. Use a mop and bucket with warm, soapy water instead of chemical-laden cleaning products.

53. Choose an eco-friendly internet service provider that prioritizes sustainability and renewable energy sources.

54. Unplug electronics when not in use.

55. Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances when not in use.

56. Use natural light whenever possible to reduce the need for artificial lighting.

57. Buy second-hand items to help reduce waste and support local businesses.

57. Purchase durable, long-lasting items that can be reused many times over.

58. Recycle or donate electronics and furniture instead of throwing them away.

59. Buy locally produced goods to reduce your impact on the environment.

60. Seal cracks and crevices to reduce air leaks to conserve power with air conditioning.

61. If windows and doors need replacing, or you are building Install energy-efficient windows and doors to reduce air leaks.

62. Replace old windows with double-paned, insulated ones.

63. Install window coverings to reduce your reliance on air conditioning or heating.

64. Utilize natural ventilation to reduce your reliance on air conditioning or heating.

65. Change filters regularly on furnace, air conditioner and humidifier.

66. Purchase items made from sustainable materials such as bamboo, recycled wood, or recyclable plastic

67. Install solar panels or other renewable energy sources to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels

68. Wear natural fibers such as wool, cotton, and linen instead of synthetic materials

69. Donate or sell used items instead of throwing them away

70. Reduce your reliance on single-use plastics by using reusable alternatives such as metal, glass or bamboo containers

71. Utilize natural insect repellents instead of chemical products

72. Replace toxic household products with natural alternatives.

73. Use low VOC paint for walls and furniture.

74. Buy organic, certified sustainable products whenever possible

75. Recycle or donate old clothes and furniture instead of throwing them away

76. Buy locally produced goods to reduce your impact on the environment

77. Reuse items that can be repurposed, such as jars and bottles

78. Support green businesses that prioritize sustainability.

79. Eat at restaurants that promote sustainable practices, such as providing food that are locally grown, seasonal and organic whenever possible.

80. Choose more eco-friendly forms of transportation, such as public transport, carpooling, biking or walking.

81. Buy energy-efficient windows and doors to reduce energy consumption.

82. Reduce your reliance on single-use plastics by using reusable alternatives such as metal, glass or bamboo containers

83. Participate in or create local projects such as community gardens, green spaces, or clean-up efforts.

84. Reduce your reliance on air travel by opting for more eco-friendly transportation options.

85. Join or support a local environmental group or organization.

86. Reduce your reliance on paper by using digital documents instead.

87. Support green energy initiatives such as wind and solar energy

88. Support renewable energy initiatives such as wind and solar energy.

89. Advocate for green policies and initiatives in your municipality

90. Participate in beach clean-ups and other eco-friendly activities

91. Volunteer with local environmental organizations or clean-up efforts

92. Speak to your local government about policies that promote sustainability and green living

93. Continue to educate yourself and others about green living practices and sustainable lifestyles

Thanks for reading and tp immediately put into practice what you have just learned please share this article as a way of practicing sustainable living. Let’s spread the word and make big changes.

I wish you a sustainable future.

Kind regards

Elizabeth Mulhane

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