With an exceptionally challenging year nearly behind us, most of us are searching for new year’s resolutions that will genuinely change our lives for the better. Gone are the days when giving up smoking and decluttering your home are suitable resolutions. After enduring a year that has changed us drastically, our new year’s resolutions should focus on improving our daily quality of life, boosting health, and adding sustainability to lend a hand at protecting the planet. So if you are after resolutions that will truly make a difference, here’s how you can add sustainability to your 2021.
Eat Fewer Meat Products
Unfortunately, meat farming does not protect the planet, nor does it genuinely care for the animals we share the earth with. Instead of overlooking your diet in 2021, switching up your eating plan to consume fewer meat products is a resolution that will benefit your health and the planet at the same time. Because meat farming alone cannot feed the world, sustainable soy and other meat alternatives lend a hand by reducing the demand for meat products and ultimately saving the planet. What’s more, you don’t have to cut meat out of your diet entirely, as merely reducing your consumption will make a massive difference.
Invest In Eco-Friendly Home Improvements
Everyone loves the idea of saving a small fortune on utility bills, and thanks to developments in eco-friendly technology, you really can minimize your utility bill in 2021 and protect the environment at the same time. While a few solar panels and water heaters can drastically reduce your carbon footprint, transforming your home into an eco-friendly abode will also improve your everyday life in various ways.
Travel The Sustainable Way
Even though investing in a green car such as an electric or hybrid vehicle will be the best way to travel sustainably, not everyone can afford such an investment. However, there are other ways to reduce your travel carbon footprint. Instead of driving everywhere in your vehicle, you could consider cycling or walking to closer destinations and using public transport to get you to destinations that are further away. Alternatively, you could also consider a carpool solution to travel to and from work as this effort can ultimately reduce the number of cars on the rads.
Declutter, Donate, And Live Cleaner
Decluttering your home is likely already on your list of resolutions for the new year. However, throwing your unused household items away means adding to landfills, which is why you should rather sell them or donate to charities that will appreciate the extra bit. What’s more, switching up your decluttering resolution to live a cleaner lifestyle that resonates with minimalism means you will be significantly more sustainable in the new year. Sustainability means using less and opting fr renewable and reusable things over traditional alternatives. You could grow your own produce by starting a vegetable garden, recycle and reuse items more consciously, and even go paperless where possible to add sustainability to your home and care for the planet at the same time.