January 4, 2024 mindfulandgood

24 Ways To Reduce Your Climate Impact

Anne-Marie Bonneau said it best: “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” So regardless of perfection on your sustainability journey, here are 24 Ways To Reduce Your Climate Impact in 2024.
1. Eat more plants, less meat
2. Buy and support local (shop farmer’s markets and locally-owned)
3. Compost your food waste
4. Use reusable water bottles, bags and containers
5. Drive less, try to walk, bike or take public transit more
6. Limit air travel or offset your carbon emissions when you fly
7. Support and buy from B Corps and sustainable brands
8. Minimize or ban single-use plastics
9. Reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse
10. Opt for thrifted and secondhand
11. Use cold water when doing laundry (and showering, if you can hack it)
12. Swap bulbs to LEDs and turn off lights when not in use
13. Support a circular economy where items are reused and recycled
14. Unplug electronics when not in use
15. Conserve water, fix leaks and use low-flow fixtures
16. Opt for energy-efficient appliances
17. Conserve energy and choose renewable energy (solar / wind)
18. Opt for electric or hybrid vehicles with lower emissions
19. Choose sustainably sourced wood and paper products
20. Be mindful of all purchases – ask yourself do you really need it?
21. Choose products that come in reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging
22. Use smart thermostats to optimize heating and cooling
23. Get involved and vote for your local government reps that support climate policy
24. Share information about climate change with your community. We’re all in this together!