In today’s world, it's difficult to understand how far the consequences of our actions go. For example, take a simple and innocent act like buying a plastic water bottle and throwing it in the trash. That very same water bottle can end up polluting some of the most remote habitats and destroy ecosystems.
By making simple changes in your lifestyle, you can single-handedly mitigate the risks posed on our planet. Here’s how you can make a difference:
Change Your Diet
An increasing popular diet choice nowadays, the Flexitarian diet highlights an increased intake of plant-based meals with the occasional meat dish included. According to BBC Food, ‘it is about adding more foods to your diet rather than eliminating any completely.’ By reducing your meat intake, you are actively reducing your carbon footprint and adopting a more environmentally sustainable approach to your food choices.
Support Sustainable Fashion
Did you know the fashion industry is one of the major polluting industries in the world? It is argued that over 85% of textile waste ends up in landfills annually. Why not support ethical and environmentally friendly fashion? At 22 Factor, we take surplus yarn from the luxury fashion world and up-cycle it into the knitwear, creating slow fashion essentials that live, love and last.
We want to create a community of like-minded visionaries that believe in making the fashion space a sustainable one. Under 22x, our partnership program, we aim to do just that. By collaborating with different brands that share the same mission, our goal is to grow the sustainable fashion movement.
Reduce Your Water Intake
Ever leave the faucet running while you brush? Colgate reminds us to save water starting with the bathroom. The little things matter.
Get A Green Thumb
Grow a garden at home! Start off with simple plants such as your herbs (Basil or Coriander) then move on to your fruits and veggies. Not only is gardening relaxing but it is also known to reduce anxiety and stress. Planting trees helps store carbon from the atmosphere into the soil. It also cools down your house during the summer. With a little love, care and attention watch your garden thrive into an ever-growing Oxygen source.
Unleash the eco-warrior in you! Make these simple lifestyle changes to reduce your ecological footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.