100 ways to Green-ish

Steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle

Home
  • Turn off lights when not needed

  • Turn off and unplug electronics when not needed

  • Turn off air conditioning when not needed

  • Reduce the time of your showers

  • Shower with cold water

  • Do the laundry in large loads and only when needed

  • Run your laundry on 'cold' setting

  • Air dry your laundry

  • Reuse materials in your home

  • Compost at home

  • Drop off your compostable kitchen scraps at a collection spot

  • Recycle

  • Extend the useful life of your belongings (maintain, repair)

  • Borrow and lend products when possible

  • Opt for non-toxic cleaning products

  • Reduce or eliminate the use of toxic pesticides and/or fertilizers on your property

Diet
  • Reduce your consumption of animal products (meat/dairy)

  • Adopt a vegetarian diet

  • Adopt a vegan diet

  • Opt for organic food

  • Opt for local food

  • Opt for seasonal food

  • Minimize your food waste

  • Grow your own food

  • Support permaculture

  • Opt for bulk food

  • Opt for package-free food

  • Remember to ask for drinks without a straw if possible

  • Bring your own container when ordering take-out food

  • Bring your own container for leftovers when dining out 

  • Bring your own reusable cup when ordering drinks to go

Transportation
  • Minimize the use of your car

  • Opt for carpooling when possible

  • Opt for walking when possible

  • Opt for biking when possible

  • Opt for public transportation when possible

  • Opt for eco-friendly vehicles when possible

  • Minimize air transportation

  • Purchase carbon offsets when possible

Purchasing
  • Reduce the purchase of unnecessary products and services

  • Support eco-friendly businesses 

  • Support local businesses

  • Opt for renewable energy

  • Opt for eco-efficient appliances when possible

  • Opt for second hand products

  • Opt for biodegradable products

  • Opt for recyclable products

  • Refuse unnecessary products when on sale or free

  • Opt for ethically-made products

Voice
  • Communicate your opinions about sustainability with the corporate sector

  • Communicate your opinions about sustainability with your government representatives

  • Recommend eco-friendly businesses to your friends and family

  • Support eco-friendly businesses on social media (follow, like, comment, share)

  • Vote for government representatives who value the environment

  • Participate in environmental activism events

  • Share environmental content on your social media

  • Talk about the environmental with your friends and family

  • Give praise and recognition to people who are making an effort to be more eco-friendly

Mind and time
  • Do your own environmental research online

  • Participate in beach cleanups

  • Participate in tree planting events

  • Volunteer at recycling centres

  • Organize or participate in plogging events

  • Spend more time in nature

  • Sign up for more Green-ish courses!

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