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Trash Planet's chunky recycled black and white platform sneakers with a rubber toe cap worn with blue denim jeans.


Listen up. The planet is in trouble, and it's time to take action. Whether you're a seasoned green activist or just starting out, there are plenty of ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle and show the system who's boss. Here are our top 100 sustainable living tips you can implement today!

- And we'll keep it short, as there's 100 of them, so let's get into it...

1. Reduce your meat consumption - factory farming is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, so cutting back on meat can make a big difference.

2. Choose plant-based milk alternatives - ditch the cow's milk and opt for plant-based milks like oat, almond, or soy. They require less water to produce and have a lower carbon footprint.

3. Support sustainable fashion brands like Trash Planet - many small brands are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact, so supporting sustainable brands is important.

4. Buy secondhand clothes - buying secondhand is a great way to reduce your impact

5. Use reusable water bottles and coffee cups - single-use plastic is a huge problem, so investing in reusable containers can make a big difference.

6. Take public transportation - cars are a major source of emissions, so taking public transportation, biking, or walking can greatly reduce your carbon footprint.

7. Support local farmers and businesses - buying locally grown and produced goods reduces transportation emissions and supports your local community.

8. Use cloth napkins instead of paper - paper napkins and towels contribute to deforestation and waste, so switch to reusable cloth versions.

9. Buy in bulk - packaging contributes to waste and emissions, so buying in bulk can reduce both.

10. Compost your food waste - food waste in landfills releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas, so composting is a great way to reduce emissions.

11. Switch to LED light bulbs - LED bulbs use less energy and last longer than traditional bulbs.

12. Grow your own vegetables - growing your own food reduces emissions from transportation and packaging and supports a sustainable food system.

13. Shop at farmers' markets - farmers' markets offer fresh, locally grown produce and support sustainable agriculture practices.

14. Use a clothesline instead of a dryer - drying clothes with electricity is energy-intensive, so hang them up to dry instead.

15. Invest in solar panels - if you own your home, installing solar panels can greatly reduce your energy consumption and emissions.

16. Avoid single-use plastics - straws, utensils, and bags are all examples of single-use plastics that contribute to waste and pollution.

17. Make your own oat milk - why buy it when it's so easy to make? Mix half oats with half water and blend. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge and shake it up to seperate before using it. Easy.

18. Take shorter showers - conserving water reduces the energy needed to pump and treat it.

19. Use natural cleaning products - many conventional cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can harm both the environment and your health.

View of oat fields in black and white

20. Make your own crisps or potato chips - you can make your own crisps or potato chips using an air fryer, check online for recipes and say bye to all those unrecyclable bags.

21. Support renewable energy policies - contact your elected officials and urge them to support policies that encourage renewable energy development.

22. Use rechargeable batteries - disposable batteries contribute to waste and pollution, so using rechargeable batteries is a more sustainable option.

23. Reduce your paper consumption - opting for digital versions of newspapers, magazines, and books reduces both paper waste and emissions from transportation.

24. Use a reusable shopping bag - single-use plastic bags are a major contributor to waste and pollution, so bringing your own bag is a simple way to reduce your impact.

25. Use a bike or scooter - short trips can be easily done on a bike or scooter, which reduces emissions from transportation.

26. Support local environmental organizations - organizations like the Sierra Club or Greenpeace work to protect the planet and need your support.

27. Use natural pest control methods - instead of using harmful chemicals, try natural pest control methods like companion planting or insecticidal soap.

28. Use a programmable thermostat - a programmable thermostat can help reduce energy consumption and lower your heating and cooling bills.

29. Switch to eco-friendly laundry detergent - conventional laundry detergents often contain harsh chemicals that can harm the environment, so opt for eco-friendly alternatives.

30. Choose reusable cloth diapers - disposable diapers contribute to waste and pollution, so using cloth diapers is a more sustainable option.

31. Turn off electronics when not in use - electronics use energy even when not in use, so turning them off when not needed can save energy and money.

32. Use a reusable menstrual pad - like menstrual cups, reusable pads are a more sustainable option than disposable pads.

33. Use natural skincare products - many conventional skincare products contain harmful chemicals that can harm both the environment and your health.

34. Plant a garden - planting a garden can help reduce emissions from transportation and support a sustainable food system.

35. Use a reusable lunchbox and utensils - single-use plastic lunch containers and utensils contribute to waste and pollution, so bringing your own is a more sustainable option.

36. Avoid products with palm oil - palm oil production often leads to deforestation and habitat loss, so avoiding products that contain it can help protect the planet.

37. Get an electric car - reducing your fuel consumption is always a good thing when you can simply replace it with renewable energy.

38. Choose products with minimal packaging - packaging contributes to waste and emissions, so opting for products with minimal packaging is a more sustainable choice.

39. Use a low-flow showerhead - a low-flow showerhead can help reduce water consumption and lower your water bill.

A gunmetal electric car on a summer day being charged with a cable.

40. Use a reusable cloth face mask - disposable face masks contribute to waste and pollution, so using a reusable cloth mask is a more sustainable option.

41. Support renewable energy companies - supporting companies that invest in renewable energy is a great way to support sustainable practices.

42. Choose energy-efficient appliances - energy-efficient appliances use less energy and save you money on your energy bills.

43. Use a reusable straw - like plastic bags and utensils, plastic straws contribute to waste and pollution, so using a reusable straw is a more sustainable option.

44. Choose natural fibers for clothing - synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon are made from non-renewable resources and often end up in landfills, so choosing natural fibers like cotton or wool is a more sustainable option.

45. Use public bike share programs - many cities offer public bike share programs, which is a great way to reduce emissions from transportation.

46. Choose green cleaning services - if you hire cleaning services, opt for companies that use eco-friendly cleaning products and practices.

47. Use rechargeable electronics - like batteries, electronic devices with rechargeable batteries are a more sustainable option than disposable electronics.

48. Install a rain barrel - using rainwater to water your garden can help conserve water and reduce your water bill.

49. Buy reusable beeswax wraps - instead of using plastic wrap, try using reusable beeswax wraps to keep your food fresh.

50. Support sustainable agriculture practices - supporting farmers who use sustainable agriculture practices can help protect the planet and support a more sustainable food system.

51. Choose wooden toys - plastic toys contribute to waste and pollution, so choosing wooden toys is a more sustainable option.

52. Use a clothes steamer - using a clothes steamer can help reduce your energy consumption and lower your energy bills.

53. Use a compost bin - composting your food scraps can help reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden.

54. Use reusable coffee filters - disposable coffee filters contribute to waste and pollution, so using a reusable filter is a more sustainable option.

55. Support sustainable tourism - when traveling, opt for eco-friendly accommodations and activities that support sustainable tourism.

56. Choose bamboo products - bamboo is a sustainable and fast-growing material that can be used for a variety of products.

57. Use a bidet - using a bidet can help reduce your water consumption and lower your water bills.

58. Choose natural cleaning products - conventional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that can harm the environment and your health, so opting for natural alternatives is a more sustainable choice.

59. Use a refillable water bottle - disposable plastic water bottles contribute to waste and pollution, so using a refillable bottle is a more sustainable option.

Side view of a light up LED bulb

60. Choose energy-efficient light bulbs - energy-efficient light bulbs use less energy and last longer than traditional bulbs.

61. Use a bike for transportation - biking is a sustainable and healthy way to get around, and many cities have bike-friendly infrastructure.

62. Choose products made from recycled materials - opting for products made from recycled materials can help reduce waste and support a more circular economy.

63. Use a reusable water filter - instead of buying bottled water, use a reusable water filter to reduce waste and save money.

64. Support sustainable forestry practices - supporting forestry practices that protect forests and wildlife is important for the health of the planet.

65. Use a clothesline - using a clothesline instead of a dryer can help reduce energy consumption and lower your energy bills.

66. Choose green energy options - many energy providers offer green energy options, which use renewable sources like wind and solar power.

67. Use a reusable shopping bag - single-use plastic bags contribute to waste and pollution, so using a reusable bag is a more sustainable option.

68. Support sustainable food systems - supporting local farmers and buying seasonal produce can help reduce emissions from transportation and support a more sustainable food system.

69. Choose biodegradable products - biodegradable products break down naturally and are less harmful to the environment than conventional products.

70. Use a reusable water filter - instead of buying bottled water, use a reusable water filter to reduce waste and save money.

71. Support renewable energy initiatives - supporting initiatives that promote renewable energy is important for a sustainable future.

72. Use a bidet - using a bidet can help reduce your water consumption and lower your water bills.

73. Choose products made from natural materials - synthetic materials often contain harmful chemicals and are made from non-renewable resources, so choosing natural materials is a more sustainable option.

74. Support sustainable transportation initiatives - supporting initiatives that promote sustainable transportation, like public transportation or bike lanes, can help reduce emissions and create a healthier environment.

75. Choose eco-friendly pet products - many pet products contain harmful chemicals and are made from non-sustainable materials, so choosing eco-friendly options is a more sustainable choice.

76. Support sustainable agriculture - choosing products from farms that use sustainable farming practices can help reduce environmental damage and promote healthy ecosystems.

77. Choose renewable energy options - installing solar panels or wind turbines on your property is a sustainable way to generate your own energy.

78. Shop on-demand - Shopping from brands that use on-demand production means minimal material waste, and that the brand doesn't overproduct products. Many brands burn left-over stock from previous seasons, whereas at Trash Planet, we are producing DROP 4 on-demand only, which is the most sustainable production method.

79. Use a reusable menstrual cup - using a reusable menstrual cup is a more sustainable alternative to disposable menstrual products.

Two hands underwater representing natural life and skincare

80. Choose natural skincare products - many conventional skincare products contain harmful chemicals that can harm the environment and your health, so choosing natural alternatives is a more sustainable choice.

81. Support sustainable food brands - choosing sustainable food and alternatives can help reduce human consumption of high impact foods and even better if it's vegan!

82. Choose energy-efficient appliances - energy-efficient appliances use less energy and can help reduce your carbon footprint.

83. Use a reusable food wrap - instead of using single-use plastic wrap, use a reusable food wrap made from beeswax or other sustainable materials.

84. Choose public transportation - using public transportation or carpooling can help reduce emissions from transportation and save you money on gas.

85. Use a low-flow showerhead - using a low-flow showerhead can help reduce your water consumption and lower your water bills.

86. Support reforestation efforts - planting trees or supporting reforestation initiatives can help combat deforestation and promote healthy ecosystems.

87. Choose natural fiber clothing - synthetic fabrics like polyester contribute to plastic pollution and can harm the environment, so choosing natural fiber clothing is a more sustainable choice.

88. Got a partner? Shower together - less water consumption, what more needs to be said?

89. Support renewable energy research - supporting research and development of renewable energy technologies can help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable energy system.

90. Choose eco-friendly cleaning products - many conventional cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can harm the environment and your health, so choosing eco-friendly alternatives is a more sustainable choice.

91. Support sustainable forestry initiatives - supporting initiatives that promote sustainable forestry practices can help protect forests and wildlife habitats.

92. Use a reusable lunch container - instead of using single-use plastic containers, use a reusable lunch container made from sustainable materials.

93. Choose non-toxic paint - conventional paint can contain harmful chemicals that can harm the environment and your health, so choosing non-toxic paint is a more sustainable choice.

94. Use a reusable cloth napkin - instead of using disposable paper napkins, use a reusable cloth napkin to reduce waste.

95. Choose natural household cleaners - many conventional household cleaners contain harmful chemicals that can harm the environment and your health, so choosing natural alternatives is a more sustainable choice.

96. Support sustainable waste management - supporting initiatives that promote sustainable waste management practices, like recycling and composting, can help reduce waste and pollution.

97. Use a reusable razor - disposable razors contribute to waste and pollution, so using a reusable razor is a more sustainable option.

98. Choose energy-efficient windows - energy-efficient windows can help reduce your energy consumption and lower your energy bills.

99. Support sustainable forestry certification - choosing products certified by sustainable forestry organizations can help support responsible forestry practices.

100. Use a reusable cloth grocery bag - instead of using single-use plastic bags, use a reusable cloth grocery bag to reduce waste.

A white sculputre of a man's face on a pedestal is covered by a violet plastic bag

There you have it. 100 tips for living a more sustainable lifestyle! Keep in mind, every small change you make in your daily life can contribute to a better world.

So take these tips and see how you can make them part of your routine. With a little effort and a lot of attitude, we can make a difference and create a better world for us and the future.

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