It’s 2024, If You Don’t Follow These Sustainable Practices, Then You’re Killing Our Planet

Let's make every day Earth Day!

by Mallika Khurana
It’s 2024, If You Don’t Follow These Sustainable Practices, Then You’re Killing Our Planet

Ah, Earth Day, that one day a year when we collectively pretend to care about the planet before going back to our regularly scheduled programming of environmental neglect. But hey, let’s not be too cynical. Earth Day is actually pretty important. It’s like the planet’s birthday, except instead of getting presents, it’s more like, “Please don’t destroy me, I’m all you’ve got.” Well, it’s certainly high time to celebrate the Earth with some sustainable practices.

Your Way To A Sustainable Future On Earth Day

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So, why should you care? Well, let me break it down for you. Picture this: Earth is like your favourite cosy blanket, except it’s also the only blanket you have, and you can’t buy a new one because Amazon Prime doesn’t deliver to outer space. Every action we take, from the food we eat to the way we travel, has an impact on this precious planet of ours. And spoiler alert: We’ve been kind of terrible stewards lately.

But fear not! There’s hope yet. It’s high time we all hopped on the sustainability train and started living like we actually give a damn about this big blue marble we call home. And what better way to celebrate Earth Day than by pledging to adopt some sustainable practices? 

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Earth-Friendly Food And Travel Tips

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Here are ten suggestions to get you started:

1. Eat Your Veggies

Seriously, do you know how much water it takes to produce a single chicken burger? Lettuce just say, it’s a lot. Embrace Meatless Mondays or swap out that chicken curry for some delicious green sabzi alternatives. Your arteries and the planet will thank you.

2. Shop Local, Eat Seasonal

Forget jet-setting strawberries from halfway across the globe. Opt for locally sourced, seasonal produce instead. Not only does it support your local economy, but it also cuts down on those pesky carbon emissions from long-haul transportation.

3. Reduce Food Waste

That moldy avocado in the back of your fridge? Yeah, it’s not doing anyone any favours. Get creative with your leftovers, plan your meals, and compost your scraps. Your wallet and the planet will thank you.

4. Ditch The Single-Use Plastics

Sayonara, plastic straws and utensils. It’s time to invest in some reusable alternatives. Bonus points if you carry around a fancy stainless steel straw and make all your friends jealous.

5. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)

Plastic bags are so last century. Invest in a sturdy reusable tote and strut your stuff at the grocery store. Plus, you’ll feel like an eco-warrior every time you decline a plastic bag like a boss.

6. Embrace Public Transportation

Your car called, and it’s feeling a little neglected. Give it a break and hop on the bus or train instead. Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint, but you’ll also have some prime people-watching opportunities.

7. Pedal Power

Dust off that rusty old bike in your garage and give it some love. Cycling is not only great exercise, but it’s also a zero-emission mode of transportation. Plus, you’ll feel like a kid again, cruising down the street with the wind in your hair.

8. Choose Eco-Friendly Accommodations

Gone are the days when a hotel was just a place to rest your head. Seek out accommodations that prioritise sustainability, whether it’s through energy-efficient practices, waste reduction initiatives, or a commitment to preserving local ecosystems.

9. Staycation, Anyone?

Who needs fancy international vacations when you’ve got a whole world to explore in your backyard? Embrace the staycation lifestyle and discover hidden gems in your local area. You’ll also save some serious cash and reduce your carbon footprint in the process.

10. Spread The Gospel Of Sustainability

Last but certainly not least, be an advocate for change. Share your eco-friendly tips and tricks with friends and family, support businesses that prioritise sustainability, and hold those in power accountable for their environmental impact. After all, we’ve only got one planet—let’s make sure we’re taking care of it.

So there you have it, folks. Ten simple yet impactful ways to show Mother Earth some love this Earth Day and every day. Because, let’s face it, we’re all in this together, whether we like it or not. So let’s roll up our sleeves, put on our eco-friendly hats, and start saving the planet, one sustainable practice at a time. 

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