A new year means a new you – with new promises, new ideas and new ways to change ourselves for the better. So along with resolutions for ourselves, why not make a New year’s resolution for the planet that would have a major impact on the environment, resulting in cleaner and healthier earth for the future population? To get started, here are a few resolutions that are easy to execute, but have a major impact.
Try out a low-carbon commute
For people doing their commute via car, trying lower-carbon travel options can be a great idea. One can opt for carpooling, buses or even trains for long journeys that would eventually help in reducing carbon emissions. Walking and cycling also helps in reducing air and noise pollution, which is good for us and biodiversity.
Reduce food waste
Food waste is responsible for almost 7% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, making it one of the leading causes of global warming. We can all contribute by wasting less food – by being aware of our portion sizes, cooking what we can finish and reusing leftovers.
We all know about reducing, reusing and recycling our waste, and it is really important now to get into the habit of following this routine in our day-to-day life. This can be done by using what we have, opting for reusable bags instead of plastic bags, going paperless and so on. Segregating waste at the source and treating it as required facilitates recycling and correct disposal.
CO2 emissions are a result of the choices we make every day. The more new stuff we buy, the more new stuff will be produced, and the more emissions we are letting out into the air. Before buying a new item, it is a good idea to think if we do need it or if we can repair something we already own.
Use Less Water
One of the easiest ways to create a more sustainable life is to reduce water consumption. It is also important in places with no water shortage because purifying and pumping water uses energy. By reducing our use, we are in turn saving energy. This can be done by making sure there are no leaky faucets, reducing the flow rate of the shower and checking how we do our laundry,
Instead of dumping all the waste, organic and food wastes can be segregated and used as compost. By doing that, not only we are reducing waste, but it also helps in improving the structure and health of the soil. It is an eco-friendly New Year’s resolution that will take a bit more planning. But there is a wide range of solutions for setting up a composter in your yard, on a patio area, and even indoors in your kitchen.
By adopting easy ecological resolutions in the new year, one can feel good about themselves and good about the environment at the same time. Along with these, switching to digital receipts through Receipt Minder would also contribute towards sustainable living, with added benefits for retailers and customers. We are kick-starting 2023 with our trials and businesses can reach out to us. Free Trial for people using EPOS now. In this new year, join us as we hope and work towards a sustainable and greener Earth.