How to Embrace a Sustainable Lifestyle?

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Sustainability is a buzzword, and yet a vague concept to a lot of people. Even though most people tend to believe that sustainability is about the environment, it is a multidimensional concept. The growing concerns on climate change and its consequences on societies and on the environment helped to put the spotlight on sustainability.

Everyone can adapt to a sustainable lifestyle no matter the location or the available resources. Small daily choices have a big impact, and if you are surrounded by a little or not-at-all sustainable options, you will have to think about your own solutions.

Something that’s important to highlight is the fact that common people as consumers and not the governments can be the key drivers towards sustainability. If everyone starts to get involved, from individuals to large communities, changes can be achieved in smart ways that promote doing more with less.

Get started in small steps by focusing on choices related to daily activities and products. Avoid using products that are made through practices or materials that don’t promote sustainability. A new pair of shoes that maybe you don’t need has an impact that extends from environmental footprint to child labor. Maybe you’ll never meet those that are impacted by your choices, but you need to keep them in mind the next time you buy something.

Below, there are just a few tips for a sustainable lifestyle that you can adapt depending on various circumstances. There are hundreds of millions of people that don’t have access to clean water, are undernourished, or live in extreme poverty.
You can go further by launching your own initiative on sustainable lifestyle Not only embrace sustainable living but also help act through innovative ways that promote such practices to others. Remember that there is room for sustainable development everywhere. We suggest you take the free online training provided by the Entrepreneurship Campus, and you will be able to easily notice opportunities that can improve the lives of many people in your community.
If you already have an idea or project, you can join our competitions. Take a look at our novelty for 2019, the Sustainable Tourism Competition.

First steps for a sustainable lifestyle

Focus on food, water, and energy. Buy only the products that you really need and declutter your home. Try to make your own natural home cleaners and personal care products. Refuse single-use items and take advantage of natural light as much as you can. Walk more or use public transport.

Sustainable food

Urban Gardening
Select products that are healthy for your body and for the environment.
Avoid processed foods and eat more plant-based foods.
Grow your own vegetables and herbs. You can grow potatoes even when living in an apartment and even in a really aesthetic way. Make your own condiments
Boycott products that endanger wildlife, even though they can be used due to lack of bans or old traditions.
Check food labels i.e. when you buy coffee look for shade-grown coffee.
Reduce food waste

Water

sustainable living
Use tap water if it’s safe to drink
Fix plumbing leaks
Shower instead of taking a bath or reduce shower time.
Save water while brushing your teeth, washing your hands or dishes, and while cooking.
If you need cold water, fill a bottle and put in the fridge.
If you need hot water and turn the faucet to warm water, collect the water until it gets warm.
If you live in hot weather areas go for xeriscaping

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47 Comments

  1. Thanks a lot for this article. I am in the practice of making my own natural home made products, shoes, bags, baskets, disposables, drinks and the likes. Apart from decluttering it’s amazing how much is saved when we become resourceful and patronize our local goods.

    I’ve learnt from this article the need for sustenance and decluttering, living a healthy and organic life style. I’ll put more to practice subsequently.

    Thanks again

  2. Great insight to a sustainable lifestyle.

    We all can make our WORLD a better place if we are keen on taking conscious efforts towards reducing waste,building an enabling environment.

    Government cannot fix it all,we all need to come in to play our role.

  3. Sustainable in my own words is that which that is affordable and conservative to the environment.
    One way I have achieved this personally at home is the of water.
    In my region, water is scarce and we buy it. So no wastage. I pile and wash clothes once a week to save water. The water I use to rinse the clothes is what I use to flush the toilet for the rest of the day. If it is soapy enough I use it to mop the house

  4. for proper living of all individual environmental sustainability is key.
    thanks for this information.

  5. Having learnt from this article and from friends here who have had their views, I would say, the world would be a better place if we all start to think and act differently through our actions for sustainable development.

  6. In life, we learn and unlearned and relearn again. This is an insightful article on how to live a sustainable life and improve our environment. People need to be educated on how to live and plan a sustainable life. It is pertinent they educated on how to keep their environment clean. I get so sad, whenever I see some people littering the environment, leaving the tap to run endlessly, leaving the bulb light to be on when not in use, etc. These are not a better way to sustain the society. This shouldn’t be the work of the government alone, but every citizen should be proactive in this area.

    Cheers!

  7. Sustainability to me can be defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

    This article is rich in knowledge about this. Bottom line, as entrepreneurs we need to incorporate sustainability right from idea initiation to implementation. The online training are really educative both in the area of sustainability insight and many more and I encourage those that have not yet done the trainings, to do them. You will learn a lot.

  8. God bless you for this wonderful article. It has opened my eyes. Sometimes the little things we do are the most important things we need to do.
    Thank you.

    Please read my idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13692

  9. We all can make our WORLD a better place if we are keen on taking conscious efforts towards reducing waste,building an enabling environment.

  10. Thanks for the update
    Sustainability is key and the most important thing to improve life/humanity.
    Please vote and comment on my idea
    https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/12544

  11. School should ban plastic bottles. Everyone should have their own water bottles. Drinking water should not be sold.

  12. Sustainable living is the practice of reducing your demand on natural resources by making sure that you replace what you use to the best of your ability. Sometimes that can mean not choosing to consume a product that is made using practices that don’t promote sustainability; and sometimes it means changing how you do things so that you start becoming more of an active part of the cycle of life.

  13. We all know that climate change, global warming, depletion of ozone layer and resource depletion are real and their impact on human and animal lives can be devastating. It is an opportunity for people to adopt actions for sustainable living that can help them to reduce their carbon footprint or environmental impact by altering their lifestyle. Simple measures like using public transportation more often, reducing energy consumption, becoming more eco-friendly can go a long way in reducing your environmental impact and making this planet a clean and safe place.

  14. Small daily choices have a big impact. Together we can do it: a better place to live!

  15. many times i just feel proud not because I won something, just because I knew I thought to reuse something, not buying stuff that I don’t need, not buying stuff that harm nature and animals and mentioning other people to be careful about those too. seeing the world as less harmed is my own reward!

  16. Thats definitely everyones responsibility to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. Regarding water, everyone must use less water because many countries are facing problem of fresh water . The biggest threat to our planet is the belief that some one will save it

  17. Thats definitely everyones responsibility to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. Regarding water, everyone must use less water because many countries are facing problem of unavailability of fresh water .

  18. Sustainable life style must be adopted by everyone. We have to save our nature.Regarding water, everyone must use less water because many countries are facing problem of unavailability of fresh water .

  19. I have never really thought about the future until Until two months
    ago an announcement was made at our school about one girl. She
    was seriously ill. She had cancer. A very aggressive form of it. The
    doctors in our country did everything they could for her. Still she was
    dying. Her only hope was the treatment that she could get in
    Germany. She needed minimum of 50 thousand Euros to be able to
    go and soon. The price of the human life. It’s a lot of money here. So
    her parents started raising funds wherever they could and
    eventually came to our school. Nowadays we have almost got used
    to such stories because after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station accident the rate of cancer
    among children in Belarus has increased 13 times. This power station is situated almost at the
    boarder of our Republic and right after the accident the wind was blowing north and carrying
    radioactive clouds in our direction So there are articles in newspapers, announcements on TV,
    Internet about kids dying of cancer who need urgent help.

  20. The wonderful thing is that as we decrease the scale of economic activity, we actually increase our own emotional well being. That is because at the deepest level localization is about connection. It is about re establishing our sense of interdependence with others and with the natural world. And this connection is a fundamental human need.

  21. ” I began my career as an economics professor but became frustrated because the economic theories I taught in the classroom didn’t have any meaning in the lives of poor people I saw all around me. I decided to turn away from the textbooks and discover the real-life economics of a poor person’s existence.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  22. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

    Mother Teresa

  23. Green Ribbon is not just a social business in Nigeria but it has brought smiles to million of lives throughout Nigeria
    Opeyemi

  24. Campus Administrator really stirred GREEN RIBBON (2019 BEST IDEA) to be the mirror of the world best enterprise.
    Opeyemi, Lagos, Nigeria.

  25. Entrepreneurs are positive and patience in nature, they are not pessimistic and poor as we think.

    Ephraim Essien Green Ribbon Startup Founder 2019/ Best Idea Finalist – Nigeria

  26. The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability.
    Muhammad Yunus

  27. Why could not advantage be taken of a time of relative calm and quiet to investigate and try to solve a question of such immense and worldwide importance, both from the humane and Christian stand-point?
    Henry Dunant
    Christian, Taken, Trying

  28. I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

    Mother Teresa

  29. “Live simply so others may simply live.”
    Mother Teresa

  30. Richard K. Morgan
    “A weapon is a tool,” she repeated, a little breathlessly. “A tool for killing and destroying. And there will be times when, as an Envoy, you must kill and destroy. Then you will choose and equip yourself with the tools that you need. But remember the weakness of weapons. They are an extension–you are the killer and destroyer. You are whole, with or without them.”

    ― Richard K. Morgan

  31. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
    Mother Teresa

  32. “No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie

  33. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
    Mother Teresa

  34. “it is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” ~ Nelson Mandela

  35. “Peace begins with a smile.”
    Mother Teresa

  36. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”
    Mother Teresa

  37. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ”
    Mother Teresa

  38. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”.
    Mother Teresa

  39. I take great pride in welcoming all the blog viewers to the last day of the youth competition winner’s announcement.
    I use this medium to say a big thank you to all the leaders in this house. Kudos to you all.
    I’m Ephraim Essien
    The Founder of Green Ribbon.

  40. “When the game is over I just want to look at myself in the mirror, win or lose, and know I gave it everything I had.” Joe Montana

  41. Six days to our 2019 entrepreneurship summit, l urges all 7 billions global citizens to visit this site and be a part of our sustainable and culture of peace

  42. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”
    Mother Teresa

  43. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.”
    Mother Teresa

  44. Entrepreneurs are those who intersect a balance between social, economic, and environmental toward a sustainable future

  45. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
    Mother Teresa

  46. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”
    Mother Teresa

  47. As a 2019 Best ldea Finalist, l welcome ALL global citizens to our magnificent entrepreneurship summit 2019, You are ALL WELCOME!

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