A small child’s hands are shown planting a small green seedling into a fresh patch of soil surrounded by clean straw. Incorporating the sustainable life tips of composting, gardening and fresh produce.

Here are 12 Easy and Sustainable Living Tips for Beginners:

  1. Reduce your energy consumption: Turn off lights and appliances when they are not in use, use energy-efficient bulbs, and consider switching to a renewable energy provider.
  1. Reduce water waste: Fix leaks, install low-flow showerheads and toilets, and only run the dishwasher and washing machine with full loads.
  1. Recycle and compost: Set up recycling and compost bins to reduce waste and help divert materials from landfills.


  1. Use reusable bags, containers, and water bottles: Avoid using single-use plastics like shopping bags, water bottles, and disposable containers.
  1. Shop second hand: Support the circular economy by buying gently used clothes, furniture, and other household items instead of new ones.


  1. Support local and sustainable food systems: Buy locally grown and produced food, and consider joining a community supported agriculture (CSA) program.


  1. Use natural cleaning products: Choose cleaning products made from natural ingredients rather than harsh chemicals.


  1. Plant a garden: Grow your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs to reduce your reliance on grocery stores and support biodiversity.


  1. Use public transportation, carpool, or walk/bike when possible: Reduce your carbon footprint by using alternative modes of transportation.


  1. Support environmentally-friendly companies: Vote with your dollars by supporting businesses that prioritize sustainability.


  1. Educate yourself and others: Learn about environmental issues and share what you learn with others to raise awareness and encourage action.


  1. Take small steps: Every little bit helps, so don't be afraid to start small and gradually incorporate more sustainable practices into your daily life.