Top tips for living sustainably

Read our top tips for helping you live more sustainably.

Sustainable Living

Living a sustainable life has become more crucial than ever in our rapidly changing world. By making conscious choices and practicing an eco-friendly lifestyle, we can help preserve the environment we live in.

Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here are some of our top tips for taking action on how you can live a more sustainable life. 

Reuse and upcycle where you can

  • Get yourself a reusable bottle & coffee cup rather than disposable ones – it often pays to bring your own cup as some coffee shops offer a discount off the purchase price when you bring your own!

  • Try purchasing second-hand or vintage items (and don’t forget to sell too). Many apps are available, so whether you’re looking to furnish your home, find a new outfit or even sports equipment, there are items out there looking for a new home!

  • Up-cycle and find alternative uses for items you would typically just throw away; this could range from reupholstering old furniture to using coffee grounds in your soil to promote healthy plants.

  • Swap kitchen towel & foil for reusable cloths and tray liners that can be washed rather than used once and thrown away.

Shop Ethically & local where you can

  • Skip the fast fashion and try sustainably sourced garments – you can even discover the journey your clothes take from material sourcing to arriving on the doorstep.

  • Food grown locally will travel fewer ‘food miles’ before it arrives on your plate, so consider seasonal fruit and vegetables from local producers.

  • Try staycations when looking for a trip, explore the fantastic options available within the UK and reduce your air miles, these can be a big contributor to your carbon footprint.

  • Think about the carbon price tag, as well as how much money it costs when making new purchases. This simple mindset change will help you keep sustainability front of mind, everyday.

Reduce your carbon footprint

  • Your home could be losing heat through draughts around the property. Check around your windows, doors and between floorboards or up your chimney.

  • Draught-proofing these areas can be a cost-effective way to reduce your energy usage and reduce your household’s carbon emissions.

  • Wash your clothes at 30c where possible, which will also save your energy bills in the process!

  • Check if your clothes actually need washing as they may just need a quick airing, and you can then wear them again.

  • Use energy-saving lights around your home to reduce both your bills and carbon footprint.

  • Try writing a weekly meal plan to help you only buy what you need to avoid food waste.