4 Ways You and Your Family Can Be More Sustainable

Being sustainable has become an important part of so many people’s lives. People are now realising the effects of climate change and are wanting to make a difference so that they can reduce their own impact. Being sustainable is a good thing to do as a family as it teaches your children good morals and how they can look after the planet they are on. If sustainability is something that you want to introduce to your family, but you are not sure where to start, then keep on reading for some top tips.

#1. Eat More Plant-Based Meals!

One easy way you can start being more sustainable as a family is if you start eating more plant-based meals. The meat and dairy industry is one of the leading causes of climate change, so you could be making a real difference by switching to plant-based foods a few times a week.

Vegan food has come a long way over the past decade, so you can make delicious and nutritious meals for your family, without having to sacrifice anything. If you wanted to make it more fun, you could each take it in turns to find a vegan meal to cook.

#2. Wear Sustainable Clothing!

The next thing you can do to be more sustainable is to start wearing more sustainable clothing. The fast-fashion industry is currently doing a lot of damage to the environment as tonnes and tonnes of clothes end up in landfills every year. If you are wanting to be more sustainable as a family, then it would be a good idea to start wearing more sustainable clothing. Thankfully, there are good sustainable options for kids too, like this sustainable kidswear on the SSENSE site. Simple changes can make a huge difference, so why not give it a go.

#3. Walk More!

Another part of being sustainable is reducing our carbon footprint. This means we need to stop doing things that produce a lot of carbon emissions, like driving your car everywhere.

While, of course, you may need your car for long journeys, if you only have a short drive ahead of you, then you should consider walking there instead. Not only is walking better for the environment, but it is also a great form of exercise.

#4. Reduce Plastic Waste!

In general, plastic can take up to 450 years to decompose in a landfill, which is why we should all be doing our best to reduce plastic waste. Plastic pollution is at an all-time high, so we need to all take responsibility for the plastic that we use and start opting for reusable or sustainable options instead. One simple switch you can make is to swap out your plastic straws for reusable straws as this will mean you do not have to throw away your straw every time you use it. It would be a good idea to get everyone in the family a straw so that you each have your own whenever you need it.

What about you, what are some ways you and your family are leading a sustainable lifestyle? Feel free to share any tips & advice with us below! :)

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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