Adopt a minimalist lifestyle

65Being a  minimalist means buying less, owning less and in the end – needing less. Some minimalists claim to be happier after this lifestyle switch. Would you try it?

How to make the change
Take a look at your home, your wardrobe and basically go through everything you own with the question “Do I need this?”. If not, donate or sell it. The theory is that the less you own, the less you feel you need. This lifestyle also applies to buying new things. Keep everyday items minimal and only buy the few things you really need.

Why make the change
Minimalists don’t use more stuff than they need, and therefore use up a lot less resources. It’s well known that Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, was a notorious minimalist and hardly kept any furniture at all in his apartment. Maybe being minimal can help you declutter your mind and use your energy for more important things than taking care of your stuff?

NINJA1Be a climate ninja
Try to get by with owning less than 100 things. Deciding which items to keep can be quite a cleansing process which will help you let go of old habits and beliefs.

Commit to eco-friendly parenting

63Being a parent these days is not an easy thing. Which is why a lot of people just don’t have the energy to be eco-friendly. So, if you do commit – you’re a true hero and a real climateninja for sure! Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started.

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Click green to support clean energy

62Going digital and streaming instead of buying cd:s, dvd:s and books is an switch that’s considered to be eco-friendly (and who buys dvd:s these days anyways?). But make sure to stream your music and video from sites who run on clean energy.

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Detoxify your life of plastics

zero waste jars

61Plastic is in a lot of items we use on a daily basis. Especially in the kitchen. Since plastics are often made from oil, it’s better for the planet to choose other materials when possible. It’s also safer for your health, since some plastics contain harmful chemicals like bisphenol A and BPA.

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49. Downshift and simplify your life

feeding a sheep

Work hard all day to pay the mortgage, buy nice clothes to fit in at the office and work even harder to buy even nicer things to impress people you don’t even like. It’s easy to get caught up in the rat race, without even reflecting on why you needed all these things in the first place. Downshifting is all about simplifying your life in every aspect, to have more time to live.

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45. Do the dishes sustainably

Two girls arguing over dishes

Dishes. A chore we all have to endure after enjoying a delicious meal that uses a whole lot of water, chemicals and plastic. But, there are a few tweaks you can make to keep the planet as clean as your plates.

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24. Declutter your home

old antiques shop

Spring has arrived to the northern hemisphere. This is a perfect time to let go of the old and make space for the new. Why not make a spring cleanse of your home and sell or donate that stuff you don’t use anymore? If you’re lucky you might even earn some money on the way.

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18. Unplug, switch off, power down

Light bulbs

Sometimes it feels like our individual actions make very little difference to the world. But like many of the 101 ways, if we all changed our habits the impact would be significant. That’s very much the case with the small tweaks you can make at home to conserve energy.    

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