Sustainability is the state of maintaining conditions that allow humans and the environment to exist in productive harmony. When starting out, living sustainably can seem overwhelming; however, once begun, sustainable habits turn into a lifestyle. Here are some tips on how to live sustainably as a student:
- Pick one area of your routine to begin with; perhaps start by changing out cleaning supplies for eco-friendly products, eating food that is more sustainable, or learning how to properly reuse, recycle, and compost.
- Educate yourself and others by continuing to research; find products that can be reused or decompose, and talk to others about shopping from ethical businesses.
- Lastly, don’t give up! It is hard to change one’s lifestyle, especially if you are in a living situation that is not supportive or conducive to this change. Seek support from others, whether it is a school program dedicated to sustainability, or online groups for advice. Remember, every contribution helps!