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Sustainability Tips

Here you’ll find inspiring tips and practical ideas, all aimed towards
making better choices as part of our everyday lives! Small steps that can make a big difference!

Together we have the power to change.
Our journey starts here!

These steps will be a good starting point for your journey towards sustainable living.

Conserve energy

Conserve energy by turning off the lights when you leave a room, unplugging your devices and making use of natural light.
All these actions contribute towards reducing carbon emissions, which are the leading cause of global climate change.

Your actions will contribute to these SDGs:

Goal 7 : Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 12 : Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13 : Climate Action

Smart and active commuting

Smart commuting and active commuting options are alternative ways to travel; these include carpooling, use of public transport, biking and walking. These options will not only reduce personal costs, but also improve air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Your actions will contribute to these SDGs:

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 13 : Climate Action

Choose local and seasonal food

Local and seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious. Eating local and seasonal food will not only support the local economy, but also keep you healthier and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, land use and water.

Your actions will contribute to these SDGs:

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 12 : Responsible Consumption and Production

Reduce food waste

Food waste can be reduced by planning your meals ahead and buying only what you need. Freezing your leftovers is another way to reduce food waste. This will not only reduce your food waste, but also save you some money.

Your actions will contribute to this SDG:

Goal 12 : Responsible Consumption and Production

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle

Reducing, reusing, repairing and recycling can help you manage waste effectively. Reducing the amount of waste, reusing items which are still usable, repairing items and recycling will minimise waste disposal, conserve natural resources and improve health and well-being.

Your actions will contribute to these SDGs:

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 12 : Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 15 : Life on Land

Save water

Water conservation will not just reduce your utility bills, but also preserve our environment and reduce the negative effect of drought and water shortages. This can be done by closing your water tap while brushing your teeth as well as checking for water leakage.

Your actions will contribute to this SDG:

Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation

Promote gender equality in your daily life

It all starts by dividing chores and tasks at home and ensuring that everyone is given the same opportunities at work. These practices will reduce inequalities and stereotypes, ensure diversity, increase the labour force, reduce violence and build safer and inclusive communities.

Your actions will contribute to these SDGs:

Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 8 : Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 10 : Reduced Inequalities

Stay active and keep a well-balanced diet

Staying active and keeping a well-balanced diet will help you maintain energy, keep a healthy weight and prevent health risks.
Increase your levels of physical activity and find ways to stay physically active. Be mindful while eating and eat a healthy diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and less meat and dairy. This is not only beneficial for your health and well-being, but can also significantly lower your environmental impact. Plant-based foods result in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and require less energy, land and water to produce.

Your actions will contribute to these SDGs:

Goal 2 : Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
Goal 13 : Climate Action
Goal 15 : Life on Land

Prevent textile waste

When buying clothes, support local manufacturers and those that adopt ethical and sustainable practices. Buy only what you need, give items a new life by buying second hand, and consider mending, repairing or altering clothes instead of throwing them away. Donating your unwanted clothes to a good cause or participating in a clothing swap are great ways to ensure that quality items get a second life. This will not only reduce waste and the consumption of natural resources, but also contribute to improving working conditions and help other people in need.

Your actions will contribute to these SDGs:

Goal 1 : No Poverty
Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
Goal 8 : Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 12 : Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13 : Climate Action
Goal 15 : Life on Land

Choose eco-friendly products

Choosing the right eco-friendly products for you and your family is of utmost importance not only for your health, but also for the environment. Always look for products that have been made using recycled and repurposed materials. Buy products that are environmentally friendly and made of sustainable and plant-based materials. Opt for water and energy-efficient appliances. Choose products from companies committed to cutting their greenhouse gas emissions and waste, and to using resources responsibly.

Your actions will contribute to these SDGs:

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 12 : Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 14 : Life Below Water
Goal 15 : Life on Land

Share your knowledge

Sharing your knowledge and experience in using these tips will encourage more people to follow your example and contribute to sustainable development.

Your actions will contribute to these SDGs:

Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 17 : Partnership for the Goals
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