Life today is not just a virtual reality as we make it seem. Being trendy is all cool and amazing. But the word in itself means to be aware of what is going on around. If you cannot be the least bit considerate about the planet that you live on is just a waste. Fashion is art, you can be as fashionable as you want and still do your little bit in reducing the adverse impacts upon life in general. Get creative with sustainable kinds of clothing. Shun the “use and throw” attitude because that is the major cause of the tremendous amounts of waste that has been accumulating on the planet. Now thanks to fast fashion, about 40% of the overall waste comes under the textile waste category.
Instead of these nylons and other such plastic-based synthetic materials, make a better and aware choice and look at the fabric used to make the cloth. Go for cotton or wool or linen which have comparatively very less ecological impact.
These are not just jargons exclusive to the earth summits or international conferences. Make sure you know how your everyday activities affect the ultimate carbon footprint. Use greens organic vegetables as far as possible which are locally grown.
A bucket of water instead of the shower, where ever possible you can cut down on the water usage for the good of people and yourself. Although Water has multiple sources the freshwater resources are very limited and hence there is already an acute water shortage.
The power consumption rates are skyrocketing and providing every corner of the earth with electricity is a daunting task. The natural resources are depleting. Daylight savings are a good initiative but we need a more widespread initiative that could help us tackle the problem. If shutting down a few light bulbs can make some difference, do not hesitate from doing so.
Do it yourself
Instead of depending on others and engaging more resources to go ahead and reuse the stuff you already have and do it yourself. Make yourself adept at doing the little jobs that you think would need a replacement instead of repair.
Reduce the Reds!
Yes, red meat has contributed to so much greenhouse gas emissions in the past few years that it is alarming. Many people are following the Vegan diet, which helps in cutting short on the red meat situation. Even if you cannot leave the red meat entirely, reduce the consumption to a lesser number of days per week.
Brains over Fads
If these ongoing fashion trends are to be followed and it’s a no-dress repeated policy on your Instagram is the major lit area of your life, it is time you think a little more out of the self-centric bubble and focus on the outcome of your actions. Instead of heading to Forever 21, you can upcycle, layer, and use your creativity to assemble stunning attires.
Pool up! It is fun
As much as the little efforts count this is one sensible decision and a conscious cost-cutting effort that not only benefits you but also helps to reduce toxic gas emissions and preserving the fuels. Carpool with your neighbors or colleagues if you have to go to the same destination or someplace on the way. There are quite a few apps where you can even earn some miles and always make new friends.
Shun the plastics
As of now, it is almost mandatory all over and all towns have started to reduce the use of plastics and poly bags while you go grocery shopping because of the toxic non-biodegradable plastics clogging up our oceans and seas, rendering the freshwater useless. Carry your cloth or jute bag the next time you go grocery shopping.
Less is more
Enlist the needs and wants, sure go ahead and shop to your heart’s content but just keep a few things in mind. Go for quality over quantity. Buy products made out of good fabrics and last longer and look better. Upscale your wardrobe and buy clothes that will always be in vogue or something you can work with.