10 Easy Ways You Can Be Sustainable at Home and Make a Big Impact
Small actions at home can make a positive difference for our planet.
When it comes to preserving and protecting our planet, it’s the little things we do every day that really add up and can make a world of difference. Try incorporating some of these small, simple actions into your home routine and be part of a much larger global sustainability movement.
1. Flip the switch
Turn off the lights when you’re not in the room. It can save a lot of energy (not to mention your wallet).
2. Plant a tree
Donate your P&G Good Everyday points to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant a tree and reduce the world’s CO2 levels.
3. Make smart trips
Combine car trips, and when you can, walk, cycle or use public transportation. You’ll help reduce vehicle emissions and feel great.
4. Turn off the tap
Don’t let the water run while you’re brushing your teeth and shaving. You can save gallons of water each time you do!
5. Be cool
Wash your clothes in cold water to use less energy, save money and get your clothes clean while extending their use.
6. Thrifty is nifty
Instead of throwing clothes out, donate to thrift stores or learn to sew and mend gently used clothing to extend their life.
7. Remember to recycle
Recycle your household and personal care products and include a recycling bin in your bathroom. Check your local recycling guidelines if you’re not sure an item will be accepted.
8. Skip the rinse
Save water and time by simply placing your dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
9. Meal plan
Food waste can be avoided when you have a weekly plan for what you’re going to eat and when.
10. Take swift showers
Save water and time by taking shorter showers, and use less hot water to save energy while you’re at it.
It’s amazing how a little good can go such a long way. Find out other ways you can help protect the planet.