5 Ways To Live A More Sustainable Life

Promoting Earth Day 

By: Thelma Lanuza and Luciana Arguello 

Earth day is all about thinking of our individual actions, and at the same time, thinking about the impact humans are doing to Earth. At the end of the day, nature does not need people, but people need nature. This is the biggest reason why we must start taking actions and take into consideration the future of the coming generations, the future of mother nature and the future of the world as a whole. Taking care of the Earth is not only about today, but about every day we step on this planet.  So, for that reason, here are five ways you can be more sustainable. 


The easiest and most common way that you can live a more sustainable life is by owning a reusable water bottle. If you don’t have one, you should reuse a plastic one as much as possible. It is so much easier and cheaper to have one at school, since you can find water dispensers in all classrooms and around the school to refill yours.   


When going grocery shopping, countless plastic bags are being wasted on packaging items, which is extremely hurtful to the environment. If you opt for reusable bags, you’ll be decreasing the pollution from not only the plastic bags themselves, but the manufacturing process as well. 


Like using a reusable shopping bag, you can also invest in reusable Ziploc bags. This way, you’ll carry your snacks to school, work, or really anywhere, and not contaminate the earth by using plastic Ziploc bags every day and then throwing them away after just one use. Plus, the cleaning is really easy as you just have to wash them like any other tupperware. 


Buying new clothes is always good to do, however, you can also find just as good options in a thrift store and even for a better price. Thrift shopping helps reduce the carbon emissions and chemical pollution caused by clothing production. Fast fashion is one of the most damaging things our society does, as we have been constantly and aggressively consuming it these past couple of years. Thrifting is an excellent alternative to it. 


If you have clothes that you don’t use anymore, donate them. By donating your clothing, you stop the landfills from getting bigger, and you keep usable material from being thrown in the trash. And, the bonus of donating is that you will be helping a person in need. 

Finally, let’s all reflect on our actions and let’s change our ways to improve the wellbeing of our planet. This is our home, our only home. There is no going back, but we can still move forward into the future.

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