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Sustainable Living Goals

Refuse Reduce Reuse Repair Repurpose Recycle

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Going Plastic-Free

1. Say no to single-use plastics! (Refuse)

2. Look for plastic-free alternatives (Reduce)

3. Get some reusables (Reuse)

4. Don't be so quick to recycle! (Repurpose)

5. Making recycling the last resort (Recycle)

6. Get a plastic-free toothbrush

7. Give up plastic tube toothpaste

8. Give up plastic soap/shampoo bottles

9. Give up plastic dish sponges & detergents 

10. Give up plastic razors

Changing Your Diet

11. Reduce or eliminate meat consumption

12. Reduce or eliminate dairy consumption

13. Buy Organic or Biodynamic food

14. Buy locally grown food from markets

15. Grow it local

Dealing With Food Waste

16. Freeze your veggie scraps for later to make a delicious broth!

17. Choose the ugliest fruit and veg on the shelf, nobodies perfect!

18. Buy less, more frequently to prevent spoilage

19. Don't eat out too often restaurants can be quite wasteful

20. Learn to preserve your fruit and veg if they need using up

21. Eat the skin of your fruit & veg, this is often the most nutritious part!

22. Compost your food scraps (or use your green waste bin)

Quitting Consumerism

23. Practice conscious consumerism, stop and re-evaluate, is the use or value I get out of this product worth its environmental impact?

24. Stop following the 'trends' be unique, eco is the new trend!

25. Give things away that you don't use 

26. Buy second hand where possible

27. Understand your weaknesses

Transportation Transformation

28. Travel less

29. Walk/cycle more if possible

30. Use public transport where possible

31. Carpool where driving is necessary 

32. Give up flying at least until it becomes electrified...

Sustainable Electricity

33. Reduce your electricity consumption

34. Switch to a carbon neutral electricity provider

35. Get LED light bulbs installed in your home

36. Turn off power points when not in use 

37. Get some solar panels on your roof 

38. Get a home energy storage system

Sustainable Investments

39. Bank responsibly and ethically (eg. Bank Australia)

40. Switch to a sustainable and ethical superannuation fund (eg. Future Super or Australian Ethical)

41. Invest in a community renewable energy project

42. Offset your carbon footprint with a subscription service such as Ecologi

Social Sustainability

43. Have conversations about your sustainability efforts with your friends and family.

44. Post your sustainability ideas and efforts on social media

45. Join We Don't Have Time, the worlds largest social media platform for climate action!

46. Join Good Empire (coming soon...)

Volunteering

47. Join a local volunteer group

48. Clean up rubbish when/where ever you see it

Permaculture

49. Read the Essence of Permaculture

50. Learn the Permaculture Principals and Ethics 

51. Create a food forest!

Saving our forests

52. Only buy FSC certified products

53. Choose recycled products

54. Choose sustainable, tree free TP!

54. Sign petitions to warn your government against deforestation

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Going Plastic-Free

Plastic is a strong and durable material conventionally made from fossil fuels that have been underground for millions of years then dug up to typically make into products or bi-products that only serve one purpose before being spread around the surface of our planet to wreak havoc on the natural environment for hundreds if not thousands of years.

It ain't gonna be easy but the sooner more of us become a part of the solution the sooner the problem will diminish naturally! Together we are the solution. Join the #PlasticReversolution today!

1. Say no to single-use plastics! (Refuse)

Its always easier if you carry with you a reusable, sustainable alternative such as a reusable bag, a cutlery set, a reusable coffee cup, etc. Refusing single-use plastics and giving your reasoning may also encourage the vendor to think about providing sustainable alternatives.

2. Look for plastic-free alternatives (Reduce)

When you are shopping and faced with the decision to choose between a plastic packaged product and compostable packaging or no packaging... go the plastic free option!

It might be a little more expensive but the more we support plastic-free alternatives the cheaper they will naturally become as it becomes the new 'normal.' Besides... what price do we put on our planet and the beautiful creatures that inhabit it? It's priceless!

3. Get some reusables (Reuse)

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4. Don't be so quick to recycle! (Repurpose)

'Recyclable' does not always mean that something will be recycled and the Australian recycling systems are struggling to deal with all of the plastics that we so rapidly dispose of, especially due to the fact that China recently stopped recycling much of our plastic waste for us. If you do end up with plastics, the best thing you can do is reduce it's impact is to try and find another purpose and reuse it over and over again if possible. 

5. Making recycling the last resort (Recycle)

As mentioned in the previous idea, something being 'recyclable' does not mean it will be recycled, there are many different kinds of plastics and some of them are simply not 'cost effective' to recycle and therefore end up in landfill. In many cases in Australia, many recycling facilities simply dont have the infrastructure that enables them to recycle specific types of plastics.

6. Get a plastic-free toothbrush

7. Give up plastic tube toothpaste

8. Give up plastic soap/shampoo bottles

9. Give up plastic dish sponges & detergents 

10. Give up plastic razors

Changing Your Diet

Changing your diet is potentially the largest, most impactful goal you can set for yourself towards a sustainable lifestyle, typically accounting for the largest part of an individuals carbon footprint.

11. Reduce or eliminate meat consumption

Consumption of meat is not only proven to be bad for your health it is also baahahaad for the environment. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, it is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. Learn more

12. Reduce or eliminate dairy consumption

Dairy is also proven to be bad for your health and also contributes to the environmental destruction caused by animal agriculture. Learn more of the health effects of meat and dairy.

13. Choosing Organic or Biodynamic food

Industrial scale, conventionally grown food has a much larger impact on the environment than organic or biodynamic. The reason for this is the fact that conventional farming typically uses a lot of synthetic pesticides and herbicides, which is not only bad news for the pollinators but it also degrades the soil quality by killing it microbes which leads to lower water retention, less nutrients, and an overall lower quality product. Not to mention the fact that chemical residue left on the crops we eat could be killing some of the microbes in our own microbiome (gut).

14. Choosing locally grown food

Choosing locally grown foods is not only a great way to support your local farmers but it also reduces transportation by not having to travel very far to your stomach, it can reduce food waste due to the fact that food often wilts on its long journey to the supermarket and the time it might have to spend siting on the shelf.

15. Growing your own food

Growing your own food will not only save you money, reduce transportation and food packaging, but it could likely strengthen your spiritual connection with the earth as it has done for me. It is also a great opportunity to teach your children where their food comes from and how to grow it!