How You Can Casually Implement More Sustainability Into Your Life

Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to my blog! I’ve recently been going some reading and found out that October is actually a month that has quite a lot of days and events to do with environmental awareness. I don’t know too much about these topics, but I think they’re still super important as this Earth is home to all of us. So today, I’m going to share 3 ways I’m trying to implement more sustainability into my life. Let’s jump into it!

What Is Sustainability?

Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

 United Nations Brundtland Commission 

This is actually a very good definition of sustainability, in fact I don’t even think it can be simplified that much. Essentially, it’s our actions working to meet current and future needs for ourselves and the environment.

1- Giving Your Clothes To Charity Shops

Giving your clothes to charity shops has so many other benefits as well as environmental ones! Donating unused or overgrown clothes to charity shops gives them a 2nd life meaning they won’t be wasted and put into landfill and it can reduce the demand for fast fashion retailers, some of which compromise on the environment!

As well as this, you’re giving a charity more items to sell which can help them financially and you’re stopping the cycle of poor working conditions for a lot of fast fashion brands as you’re reducing the demand to buy directly from them.

Read More About The Benefits Of Donating Your Clothes

2- Getting Books From Other Places

Another thing I’ve been trying to do a lot more lately is to get my books from somewhere else. Buying from bookstores can actually be quite damaging to the environment – because books are obviosuly made from paper which comes from trees. Meaning, bulk book printing is hugely contributing to deforestation and simultaneously enhancing the greenhouse effect, contributing to global warming.

One easy way to combat this is to read e-books. You can either buy them on a platform such as Kindle or you could possibly get them for free if your local library offers an e book service.
If you’re not much of an e-reader like myself, you could get them from your local library (you may have to wait, but it’s still much more beneficial) or you could get them from a local charity shop – again you’re giving that book a second life instead of buying a new one that had to be newly printed by a book shop.

Also as a reminder, when you’re done with any physical books, donating them to a local charity shop along with your clothes will also be very helpful! Especially since I only tend to read books once and have a small shelf, this is a great option for me.

Learn More About The Environmental Impact Of Different Book Formats

3 – Walking More

This is something I don’t do as much as I should but I’m really trying to do more of. Nowadays, a lot of people are very privileged to have a car or access to public transport such as a bus. Don’t get me wrong, they’re both very convenient – but I think it’s a very well known fact by now that traffic congestion creates pollution which affects the planet.

So, I think a key thing to do is just to start walking more. Even if it’s something so simple, instead of driving into your local town you decide to walk. Even the small steps help and walking has so many other physical and mental benefits!

Learn More About The Environmental Benefits Of Walking

Thank you so much for reading, these are all such small things you can implement into your life. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t do all of these 100% of the time – I’m not perfect! But it’s all about trying and the effort. Let me know in the comments what you think.

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25 thoughts on “How You Can Casually Implement More Sustainability Into Your Life

  1. Zahra Sanoj

    Oh I didn’t know about october being a very environmental month! It’s Black History month too! These are really good tips, and though I’m not the best at the book one I’ll try my best for that and the others!!

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  2. anoushka

    hjdjhhfffjkdhjfdhbjdf i’m so so sorry for missing so many of your recent posts BUT AM RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED TO CATCH UP ON ALL OF THEM!! also i love this so much!! borrowing books from the library IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS AGREED. there’s so many benefits to it and also is just so much more affordable too?? AND THE REUSING PART. and second hand stores if you dont have access to a library ESPECIALLY SINCE MOST OF THEM HAVE THIS EXCHANGE OPTION WHEREIN YOU CAN BUY BOOKS AND THEN EXCHANGE THEM FOR OTHER ONES

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  3. Pooja G

    These are excellent tips! I have been trying really hard to be more sustainable although it’s not always possible. One thing I am doing is giving away clothes I no longer wear and only buying thrifted clothes.

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  4. Naomi Domi

    These are such great tips I love the idea of doing sustainability casually! Like it’s really hard to set gigantic goals because they’re hard to reach… But these are amazing! AND ALSO YOUR WRITING IS THE BEST THING EVER. And I’m in love.

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