1. What Does It Mean to Be Environmentally Sustainable?
Environmental sustainability is when the current generation can meet their needs without harming the planet, others, or the future generation and their ability to meet their potential needs.
2. Is It Hard to Live a Sustainable Lifestyle?
Any kind of changes to your daily habits and routines will feel strange, unusual, and even difficult. Learning to live sustainably is no different. However, once you gain knowledge and understanding into how your new way of life benefits not only you but your health, the planet, and others – it is hard to justify ever going back. The most difficult part of the change is giving up many conveniences, but once you have accepted responsibility the lifestyle becomes easier and easier.
3. What is the Purpose of Sustainability?
Sustainability protects the prospects of future generations while meeting the needs of current ones. By encouraging sustainability we are finding healthier, long term solutions to problems such as pollution, climate change, and environmental wellbeing.
4. Do You Have to Change Everything to Live Sustainably?
No. Many of the changes that are made in living sustainably are minor. For instance, you can still get your favorite takeaway coffee, sip margaritas on the beach, or travel to wonderful destinations – but how you do these things will develop and change for the better of the environment
5. How Can You Live a Sustainable Lifestyle?
By playing your part in being the change. Start small by reducing, reusing, and recycling – then slowly build up to changing the way you spend your money (i.e. by buying glass products, not plastic) and eventually you will find you are doing things such as turning off geysers and growing your veggies
6. What Habits Create Sustainability?
Consistency is key with any habit-forming behavior; sustainability is no different. Continuously ask yourself the question, “does this benefit, or at least not harm, the planet and the people around me in the long term?” If the answer is no, you need to consider your lifestyle choice and the habit that drives it. For example, I would ask myself this when considering if I should buy local produce over imported goods. In this case, the answer would be yes, therefore this is a sustainable habit.
7. What Are Some Examples of Environmental Sustainability?
Reducing your dependency on plastics and single-use plastics alike – items such as grocery bags, tupperwares, straws, coffee cup lids, etc. are great environmental sustainability examples. Another is reducing your carbon footprint by traveling more economically, shopping local, and minimizing your electricity expenditure.