The very best way that you can have a positive impact on climate change is by making sensible, environmentally conscious lifestyle choices. These include the way you travel, eat, shop, use energy, and manage your waste, among others. There are plenty of useful resources on the internet, and we have summarized a few tips below to get your thinking.

Reduce your footprint...

  • Turn off lights and unplug devices when you aren’t using them

  • Switch to energy efficient bulbs

  • Keep your home well insulated when using air conditioning

  • Line dry your clothes

At
Home
  • Turn off lights and unplug devices when you aren’t using them

  • Switch to energy efficient bulbs

  • Keep your home well insulated when using air conditioning

  • Line dry your clothes

On the
Road
  • Drive less; try to car pool, walk or bike whenever possible transport

  • Drive efficiently; accelerate gently, anticipate traffic and coast to decelerate

  • Make your next vehicle purchase an electric or fuel efficient vehicle

  • Drive less; try to car pool, walk or bike whenever possible transport

  • Drive efficiently; accelerate gently, anticipate traffic and coast to decelerate

  • Make your next vehicle purchase an electric or fuel efficient vehicle

  • Always finish you plate; don't overfill it!

  • Choose a veggie heavy diet, one where you eat less meat and more greens

  • Use fresh ingredients and avoid processed foods

  • Buy local produce whenever you have the choice

At the
Table
  • Always finish you plate; don't overfill it!

  • Choose a veggie heavy diet, one where you eat less meat and more greens

  • Use fresh ingredients and avoid processed foods

  • Buy local produce whenever you have the choice

At the
Shops
  • Only buy what you need

  • Avoid ‘fast fashion’ – items you buy and use only a few times before disposing them

  • Buy durable products that last

  • Skip the plastic bags and excess packaging

  • Only buy what you need

  • Avoid ‘fast fashion’ – items you buy and use only a few times before disposing them

  • Buy durable products that last

  • Skip the plastic bags and excess packaging

  • Minimize waste by avoiding excess purchasing

  • Separate your waste, and recycle!

  • Find a compost near you for your organic and food waste

  • Donate used clothes and working electronics, rather than binning them

In the
Bin
  • Minimize waste by avoiding excess purchasing

  • Separate your waste, and recycle!

  • Find a compost near you for your organic and food waste

  • Donate used clothes and working electronics, rather than binning them

With
Others
  • Share your sustainable lifestyle hacks with those around you

  • Keep an open mind and be receptive to new solutions

  • Whether in you home country, city, or at work, vote for green policies

  • Share your sustainable lifestyle hacks with those around you

  • Keep an open mind and be receptive to new solutions

  • Whether in you home country, city, or at work, vote for green policies