30 Ways to Boost Sustainability | Cary Downtown Farmers Market

30 Ways to Boost Sustainability

30 Ways to Boost Sustainability

Fun challenge ~ 30 Ways in 30 Days ~ to help boost your sustainability efforts!

Incorporate a new way, everyday to boost sustainability:


  1. Hit the light switch to save energy.
  2. Cycle safe.
  3. Eat fresh food and support local farmers.
  4. Equip your car for the best fuel efficiency.
  5. Get moving for your physical and mental health.
  6. Turn off the tap when water isn’t in use.
  7. Use reusable cups instead of disposable cups.
  8. Clean out your closet and donate or recycle items you don’t use.
  9. Stay hydrated with water.
  10. Swap out light bulbs for energy efficient versions, such as LEDs.
  11. Shop at farmer’s markets for local food.
  12. Purchase less by creating DIY products (look online for ideas and recipes).
  13. Reduce your use of disposable shopping bags.
  14. Reduce food waste by cleaning your plate.
  15. Recycle to give new life to discarded products.
  16. Buy used to save money and reduce resource use.
  17. Reduce your water footprint.
  18. Give back to a local charity.
  19. Save water by taking shorter showers.
  20. Walk more to reduce emissions and improve your health.
  21. Grow your own food in your backyard or plant containers.
  22. Happy Earth Day. Do something to celebrate the planet.
  23. Fix leaks fast to save water.
  24. Opt for eco-friendly laundry: wash in cold water or hang items to dry.
  25. Drive less to reduce emissions and air pollution.
  26. Adjust computer display settings to save energy.
  27. Buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste.
  28. Pull the plug on electronics not in use in order to save energy.
  29. Go paperless to reduce paper waste.
  30. Eat produce that’s in season.



Source:  https://sustainability.ncsu.edu/

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