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Today is Earth Day, but we prefer to see sustainable living as more than just a trend; it is a necessity to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. Instead of just taking sustainable actions on Earth Day, why not try making every day an 'Earth Day'? In this article I give you practical and easy-to-apply tips that will help you live a more sustainable life, every day.

Start small at home with being sustainable

Reduce energy consumption : One of the easiest ways to live more sustainably at home is to pay attention to your energy consumption. Turn off appliances that you are not using completely instead of putting them on standby, replace lamps with LED lighting and insulate your home better. This not only reduces the energy you use, but also your energy bill.

Recycle and reuse : Start separating your waste and learn which materials can be recycled in your municipality. Also consider donating or selling items you no longer use, rather than throwing them away.

Water conservation : Small adjustments such as installing water-saving shower heads, repairing leaky taps and using a rain barrel in the garden can make a big difference in your water consumption.

♻️ Did you know that at Happlify we have the eco & fair category , full of products, brands and web shops that meet this requirement?

Sustainable choices in the supermarket

Buy local and seasonal : Products that are local and in season require less transportation and are often fresher. This is not only good for the environment, but also for your health.

👉 Also read: Spring fruits and vegetables: healthy, tasty and sustainable!

Less meat, more plants : The production of meat has a significantly higher impact on the environment than that of plant-based foods. Try not eating meat for a day with recipes rich in vegetables and grains.

Sustainable packaging : Where possible, choose products with less packaging or packaging that is recyclable or compostable.

On the road with an eye for sustainability

Public transport and carpooling : Where possible, using public transport, cycling or carpooling is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Sustainable tourism : Choose holidays closer to home or stay in eco-friendly hotels. Explore nature in a respectful manner and avoid activities that could harm the environment.

Involve others in your mission

Share your knowledge : By informing and inspiring others, you increase the impact of your sustainable actions. Organize an information evening, start a blog or use social media to share tips and experiences.

Support local sustainable initiatives : Whether it's a local farmers market or a community garden project, by supporting these initiatives you not only help the environment but also the local economy.

Every small change towards a more sustainable life can make a big difference. Start today with these simple steps and make every day an Earth Day. Let us know what changes you are going to make and share your experiences and be sure to check out our eco & fair category while you are here!

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