Last week, we have already provided you with some suggestions for voluntary work in Vienna which could be considered good resolutions for 2018. Today we would like to present you further ideas which will hopefully inspire you to lead a more sustainable lifestyle this year:
Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions
In case you haven’t already done it, you should switch to a green electricity provider and thereby declare war on nuclear power and coal energy. To actively support the climate change is less effort than one would expect, in fact – so what are you waiting for? Moreover, you could plan to save electricity, this year. Do not constantly let your digital devices run in standby mode, this will also prove advantageous for your power bill.
If you are in the act of switching over to alternative providers already, you could also consider transferring to a sustainable bank. Then, you can at least be sure that your money is not invested in the arm industry, dealings with nuclear weapons or in coal power. Instead, ecological meaningful projects will be supported.
Also the topic Zero Waste which we have addressed intensively within the scope of our blog series, should be ascribed more importance to in 2018. Already small alterations like for example shopping with a cloth bag or the change-over to self sputtered tap water can have an effect. Source your vegetables from the weekly market from now on and mind acquiring more local products from fair and ecological farming.
Aside from that you can try to switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet, or at least reduce your consumption of animal products and thereby specifically look out for origin and quality. If you belong to the kind of people who do not really wake up without their cup of coffee in the morning, you should purchase fair trade coffee from now on to counteract the massive exploitation and environmental destruction.
Fair fashion evolves into a sustainable trend more and more as well which you should absolutely follow. By purchasing your clothes from green labels, you issue a clear statement against exploitation and disastrous working conditions in the developing countries.
We hope that we could provide you with some interesting stimulations that will help you to shape your 2018 a bit more sustainable. We wish you a lot of fun and success with the implementation!