Earth Day is this Saturday. This year's theme, Invest in Our Planet, is focused on engaging individuals, governments, institutions and businesses to recognize our collective responsibility to help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy for all.
Every day we’re faced with hundreds of decisions, big and small. Without even realizing it, those choices can affect the environment, the climate and other species. From wanting to preserve natural resources for future generations to a desire to contribute to less environmental impact, there are as many ways to live sustainably as there are reasons to do so.
Simple lifestyle shifts, that can be adopted over time, can lead to a sustainable future. You may think "I'm just one person," however, if each of us takes steps to live more sustainably, collectively we will make a difference. The more of us who make sustainable choices, the more impactful the results.
In addition to making changes to your lifestyle, you can choose to support companies who make sustainable choices. Most companies have some sort of sustainability goals in place at a corporate level. Check company websites to learn more about their efforts, and be choosy about which companies you buy from to further your support of a sustainable future for all.
From what food we choose to purchase to how we dispose of waste, there are many ways to reduce our environmental footprint with a bit of mindfulness. Environmental, economic and ecologic benefits have been achieved by individuals and communities who choose to live more sustainably.
Join me on Thursday via Zoom at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time for the free class Sustainable Living Simplified. I'll share tips on energy and water conservation, as well as food and waste sustainability. How much you choose to change is up to you. Every small change has the potential to make a big impact.