Sustainable New Year's Resolutions
2021 started 10 days ago and you might not have committed to your New Year's Resolutions yet (don't worry, we won't tell anyone). The good news is that we're here to help you out with some resolutions that won't be too difficult to commit to. Now you’re probably wondering what resolutions are we alluding to... the sustainable kind, of course.
Almost two thirds of Brits are looking to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, with one third stating that they have become more conscious of the environmental impact post lockdown. With this new attitude we’ve compiled our top 5 resolutions for you to adopt for a sustainable 2021:
- Conserve Energy at Home - You could save up to 5 litres per minute by switching off the tap while you’re brushing your pearly whites in the morning. There’s no need to hear the water gushing from the tap while you brush this year. Switch it off and save money on your household utility bills too. Same goes for walking out of the room while leaving the light on!
- Reduce your Digital Footprint - Do you really need to keep all those old emails from countless subscriptions you can't remember signing up for? Probably not, and by doing so you’re contributing to your digital footprint which considerably impacts the planet. Sending and storing emails involves a chain of energy-burning electronics... Besides, who even likes sending emails anyway?
- Don’t Skip Leg Day - You heard us, we’re not skipping leg day this year and we’re not talking about the gym. We’re talking about walking those short 5 minute car journeys. The fresh air will do your mental health a world of good and your legs will thank you for the workout (eventually).
- Donate to Thrift Shops - Some of you are doing great at buying from thrift stores, but how often do you donate? This year we encourage you to look through your cupboards (even the one you refuse to open because you know your carefully concealed avalanche of clothes will fall on you) and work out what can be rehoused!
- Reduce your Meat Intake - We’re not asking you to become vegans, but we are asking you to reevaluate your current eating habits. Global greenhouse emissions will continue to rise should the demand for meat remain at an all time high. Look for plant-based alternatives where possible. They’re equally as tasty and satisfying!
We hope these small steps show you that it doesn't have to be so difficult to adopt more sustainable behaviours this year. And remember, it's not an all-or-nothing approach, so don't beat yourself up if you feel like you can't do it all.
Let us know in the comments what your sustainable New Year's Resolutions are if we've missed them!