20 Dec 5 Green New Year’s Resolutions You Will be Able to Keep
As another year dawns, our dreams, ambitions and new year’s resolutions are ignited once again! Yet, most people probably know that our resolutions rarely last. In fact, 80% of new year’s resolutions fail by February according to businessinsider.com.
The reason for this, is that we try to make huge changes overnight, and our brains just won’t have it. Setting small, achievable goals is the way to go if you ultimately want to achieve your bigger goals.
For those who aspire to live more sustainably, the same principles apply. Instead of trying to go 100% zero waste overnight, start by committing to a few small changes that will set you on the path to sustainability:
1.Buy a reusable straw
I know. You are probably tired of hearing about how terrible plastic straws are. Although there’s been a huge campaign against them worldwide, the truth is, they are still being used by many restaurants and businesses. Unless the government bans them, many will keep stocking them so it’s up to individuals to change the tides. Get a pretty reusable one, and keep it with you.
2.Commit to 1 meatless day per week
Rearing beef commercially, is a highly unsustainable practice. We’re not saying you should become vegetarian or vegan, however, committing to a single, meat-free meal per week certainly is doable. Here are some amazing recipes you will love (even if you’re a hard-core meat-eater).
3.Get a Bokashi Bin
Why feed landfill when you can feed soil? Getting yourself a Bokashi composting bin, means that all your food scraps, including meat and dairy, can be turned into nutrient rich compost. It’s as easy as tossing it into a bin, adding some inoculated bran, and letting Bokashi do its thing.
4.Use your own water bottle
Single-use, plastic water bottles are a huge contributor to plastic waste worldwide. Rather get reusable bottles and have them filled up as needed. This alone, will really reduce your carbon footprint.
5.Get a reusable bag
Old, but good advice. Make 2019 your year for finally using reusable shopping bags if you’re not on board yet!
What are your green resolutions for 2019? We would love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment below.