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.

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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Don’t be a trashy tourist


101-numbersThe increased traveling is probably something that brings us closer together as humans, but it also poses new challenges when it comes to the environment. But there are some things we can do to help reduce our impact on a personal level.

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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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44. Wipe without waste

Toilet paper is something most of us use daily without much consideration. But what we’re actually doing is wiping our bottoms with mashed trees and then flushing them down the drain. Pretty wasteful, to say the least. There are alternatives that are not as gross as you might think.

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33. Cook food from scratch

Fresh vegetables

Ready-made prepackaged food is convenient, and sometimes it can be a total lifesaver. But making food from scratch is a great way to minimise plastic packaging, and have more control over what goes into your body.

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21. Have a disposable free day

Girl with coffee thermos

A takeout coffee on the way to work, a bottle of water with lunch, and groceries in a plastic bag on the way home. It’s so easy to accumulate these daily disposable items, but it’s also so easy to live without them and create a cleaner world by doing so.

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