The world we are living in is constantly changing and evolving. But are we truly changing? Let’s look at how far have we come. The earth is 4.6 billion years old. If we scale it to 46 years, we’ve been here for 4 hours and our industrial revolution began 1 minute ago. Within that time, we’ve destroyed 50% of world’s forests!
From global warming to oceans full of plastic debris, there are a million reasons why we must consider making an actual ‘change’ urgently. But with our busy lives and long-ingrained habits, it’s not always easy to know where to start. So, let’s begin by taking baby steps. Whether it’s a small lifestyle alteration or the question of making better choices, it’s not that hard to begin living our lives ‘sustainably’.
The standard, traditional industrial model utilizes genetically modified ingredients, non-organic methods and cares very little for the impact on the environment. In short, it encourages a selfish way of living. On the other hand, sustainable lifestyle uses resources minimally, with minimal negative impact on the earth and with maximum potential and benefit for others.
At Softsens, we are firm believers that growth MUST BE sustainable. Join us in our efforts to live more sustainably. Although there are various ways to live and practice sustainable living, here are 6 quick and easy ways to lead a sustainable life:
1. Start with yourself
Your journey to a greener and more sustainable life starts with you. It’s important to be fully aware of your surroundings and to take ownership for the same. Accept that the wonderful world we live in is getting closer to ruin and every action that you take matters and has an impact on our worl
2. Practice minimalism
Minimalism doesn’t mean living without certain things. It simply means that you must ensure that everything you own and use is put to its maximum purpose. This includes waste materials as well.
With a minimalist lifestyle, you canrecycle and reuse more, reduce clutter, minimize waste and be more mindful of the items you support being produced.
3. Shop wisely
Every item you purchase has an environmental footprint, from the materials used to create it to the pollution emitted during manufacturing to the packaging that ends up in landfills.
From coffee to fruit to clothing, the number of options out there can get overwhelming, but there are some clear leaders when it comes to minimizing your impact on wildlife and the planet.
At Softsens, we believe that it is up to us humans to safeguard our wonderful world. We use 100% GOTS certified organic cotton in our collections, and consciously design products that contribute to a better environment and contribute to lessening our carbon footprint. All our products are sourced in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner.
So, before you make your next purchase, do a little research to see if you are contributing to building a better world by buying sustainably-sourced products.
4. Conserve water
Water conservation is so critical, especially as population growth puts increased pressure on our water resources. Small efforts like watching out for leakages, using water wisely, turning the tap off while not in use and choosing low-flow and low-water appliances are some of the very easy ways to achieve it.
5. Go green at home
Improve your energy efficiency at home with a few small changes.Whether it’s ensuring adequate insulation or using more efficient heating and cooling devices or choosing energy-saving lightbulbs for more efficient lighting, every choice you make is shaping the future of our wonderful world.
6. Reduce, reuse & recycle
It’s been taught & talked about so many times and yet is something that too many of us overlook. We live in a culture that doesn't understand the dangerof having so many non-reusable and wasteful products. Hence it is extremely important to drive awareness on this topic.
In this fight to protect our wonderful world, every little bit counts! We hope this helps you create positive and mindful changes in your daily life. If you have any suggestions or stories to share about how you’ve been doing your bit to live a sustainable life, do leave a comment below.