Sustainability is a conscientious effort to minimize the use of the planet's resources by making positive changes that counteract climate change and other environmental concerns in our world today. In simpler terms, this means avoiding using energy-consuming things in excess and returning whatever you took from the earth back.
Sustainable living starts with a shift in mindset, which translates to changes in what we wear, how we eat and how we help bring awareness to the vital subject.
Eco-fashion is another area that can be explored more in 2022, due to it's positive environmental impact on the planet. As many people might know, fashion is the second-largest polluting industry in the world today. You can significantly contribute to the industry's effort to reduce carbon emissions in 2022 by curating a more sustainable wardrobe.
The simplest way is to invest in sustainable fashion brands. Many local and eco-minded brands are very outspoken about the products they offer. Take your time to research these brands and trust them.
There are simple pointers to know which fashion brand is sustainable; they are vegan fashion brands or thrift stores that encourage you to check the materials you buy or encourage you to recycle your clothes. Like here at Talize, our company is centred on thrift retail. Adding thrift shopping to your repertoire not only helps you care for the planet, but you also reduce waste and purchase high-quality clothes at a low price.
Sustainable living is a win-win for everyone, and it is simply the way of the future.
Did you know that sixty percent of the food produced in Canada is wasted annually? If we destroy that much of something we consume every day - how much more are we wasting in other aspects of our lives?
This is what you can do differently in the year 2022.
With global consumption responsible for sixty percent of all agriculture's green house emissions - reducing our consumption is a step in the right direction. Limiting your beef and dairy consumption is one of the most impactful ways to reduce negative environmental impacts around food.
You do not have to go through your daily activities with doom and gloom in the centre of your mind. Also, you do not have to eliminate your meat consumption – we know that's a fad diet, and it is not the most effective way to get on a sustainable lifestyle. Instead of making meat the center of all your meals, it could become a side dish or accompanying meal.
The consequences of our decision to live sustainably do not stop with us. Our preferences can impact the reality of others and our surroundings. There is still plenty you can do to raise environmental awareness in your town.
Aside from the immediate adjustments we can make in our lifestyle, the next greatest thing we can do is raise awareness and demonstrate the importance of sustainability to those closest to us.
The most impressive approach to explaining to family, friends, and loved ones how important the environment is to us and how we should appreciate it is celebrating it. If you can teach people to respect the environment, it will help them change their perspective on using the earth's resources.
Government Agencies have made the awareness effort easier with many regulations to which residents can easily donate their efforts and time. Another fun way to spread awareness is to learn from those who are more committed to protecting the environment.
It could be anything from recycling to cutting down plastic or reducing energy. If you have a singular focus, you can retain motivation and interest in the subject. It also allows you the required amount of dedication to helping people understand more about the impacts of that problem on the environment.
There is no one-size-fits-all textbook approach to changing your daily habits to a more sustainable one. You only need concerted efforts to be more in tune with what is going on in the world and how you can make a difference in your small space.
Contrary to popular opinion, a sustainable lifestyle is not expensive, and anyone from any economic background can adopt these necessary adjustments.
Celebrate Earth Day by making a difference and implementing these small steps to lead a more sustainable life - first; learn, then adapt, then spread awareness and remember you can make the journey as enjoyable as possible because, like everyone else, you have a crucial stake in the world.
You are entirely in charge of the message you want to spread across with how you live, and we hope you choose a sustainable one!