50+ Sustainable Habits From the GamePlan A Community
Scroll down to the comments section to see the lifestyle changes we can make to be more sustainable on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
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Small habits can lead to big changes – especially for our environment.
Let’s be honest, sitting at home during a global crisis like this can feel scary. But it has also led many of us to rethink how we live our lives, maybe even helped us create completely new habits. Who knew the lack of movement and groceries can make us so creative!
This Earth Day we’d love to hear what sustainable lifestyle changes have you made lately? Maybe you started being more careful with throwing away food, dusted off the long-forgotten bicycle, finally shopped your local vegetable markets, or found new ways of avoiding plastic.
Share the sustainable habits that you’ve adopted during lockdown in the comments below.
Bonus: We will feature the Top 3 ideas on our adidas LinkedIn page!
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2) Cooking only vegan dishes
3) Supporting environmental NGO's : Selvans or SOS Costa Brava
Quite a challenge for a salad-expert like me!:-)
I'm using my bike so much more than before and only rarely taking the car. Hope that I will be able to bike to work this year - something I wanted to do last year already, but it fell off the radar. Hope it'll work out this year. ;)
For one, this saves everything that goes hand in hand with buying a mask (emittance during production, shipping, etc.) and at the same time allows you to give your old t-shirts, towels and more a second life by turning them into re-usable masks.
Nice extra: you get to choose bright and happy colors, patterns and fabrics instead of the sad and serious surgical blue!
1. Using the same shopping bag for my groceries, and another one for cleaning up dirt/trash around the streets.
2. Going for a run with the first shopping bag, ending the run at the supermarket to do groceries
3. Going for a run with the second shopping bag, ending the run by doing some Plogging and bringing it home to sort the trash in the right category.
If you can still run, see if you can clean-up now that streets are emptier and make sure to use the SAME bag for your shopping.
- reuse what we have instead of buying always something new. We re-arranged our homeoffices and bought a used shelf and we even had to built a bee house (part of homeschooling over easter holiday) out of wood left overs and toilet paper rolls.
- we shop at the local farmers place and the zero waste stores in bulk, this also means less contact and no wars around toilet paper in supermarkets
- we also mix own cleaning products (with vinegar and water for example), deodorants and eye balm (for the first time), it was an extra activity for the family, plastic and microbead free..
- we are all in this together - lets change the world together
2) Zero left overs.
3) Teaching my 4th year old how this is a very special moment to take care of the planet but staying home and reduce our carbon footprint and showing her videos of the animals and nature feeling free and "recovering" during this time.
First of all SLOW my pace
Smell every morning the amazing fresh air from the garden
Buy fruits and veggies from the local farms
Started a high bed to grow some fruits and veggies myself
Tryed out hair soap to avoid plastic bottles
Sensory walks every day to discover my beautiful neighborhood
learned how to use the scooter
Boxes from online purchases became fun material to create new toys (castles, ships, magic boxes)
- When I know I'm about to work out I put on clothes which have been "in need for a wash" anyways
- In general: I do not wash my clothes as often saving resources (water/soap/energy).
Also, putting on sportive clothes in the morning ensures that my workout/run is actually going to happen... ;-)
Thus, we are now producing our own yeast by taking a bit of beer (out of a barrel of Franconian "Kellerbier" that we take to our local brewery for refills) and "feed" it with water and flour every day. It is then ready to use after approximately 5 days.
The first time we used it was for home-made pizza: in our self built wood oven in our backyard (built out of bricks and clay), fired up with wood from our own little forest that we are fortunate to own and harvest every year. It is a lot of work to "make wood" but very rewarding once it is dry and keeping us warm or heating up the oven!
And the pizza was the best we ever made - thin dough and very tasty!
= 4,380 bottles. #gameplanA #earthday2020 #Sustainability #changinghabits #onesmallchange
1- Not using my car anymore but either walk or use my bike to go somewhere,
2- Focusing my food habits on seasonal local vegetables & fruits instead imported food,
3- Reducing electrical consumption by switching off electrical materials & lights when it's not needed.
Small steps quite easy to implement and participating to the bigger impact!