sustainability a-z part 3

Imagine that you’re Pluto. One day you’re a planet, quietly minding your own planetty business, doing planetty things on the edge of the solar system. The next, someone with a lab coat and a clipboard comes along and tells you that, actually, all things considered, you’re not a planet after all. That’s quite a big change. You'll have to get your business cards remade, not to mention change your LinkedIn bio, and maybe even notify your local council. It's not the sort of thing you can just brush off and take in your stride.

Not every change has to be that big though. Changing your socks is straight forward enough, and changing what side you’re lying on is so easy that you can do it in your sleep. There are lots of little changes you can make, which are so small that you’ll barely notice them, but that can add up to have a big impact.  

With a bit (okay, a lot) of help from the brains at Do Nation, we’ve found a bunch of small changes that everyone can make to help look after the Earth, so that it doesn’t change. The final instalment is below, and if you’re the no-stone-unturned sort, you can catch up on the previous bits here and here

quality not quantity

Instead of buying loads of stuff, buy well-made, long-lasting bits instead. And practice your DIY skills by fixing anything that breaks.

recycle of life

Closing the loop on the stuff you use is a great way to be more sustainable. Make sure you put your waste in the right bins and, if you haven’t already, apply to the council for a food waste bin so it can become compost.