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What You Can Do

Simple tips and resources to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Everyone has a role to play in meeting the challenges of the world's most pressing environmental problems, including climate change, land degradation, and loss of biodiversity. Even our everyday choices and purchases—things we might not give a second thought to—affect the environment and biodiversity. For example, the production and transport involved in a cup of coffee impacts myriad species, from invertebrates to birds to fish.

However, it’s not necessary to turn your life upside down to make a difference. If we all commit to just one or two lifestyle choices that are more sustainable, over time this will have a cumulative and positive impact on the Earth!

Calculate your Carbon Footprint 

The Ecological Footprint measures human demand on nature. A good start for living a more sustainable lifestyle is to calculate your footprint and understand where your impacts come from. Then, click on the arrows below for more sustainable tips on each of the following topics.

Water 

Food

Energy

Getting Around

Products

Waste Reduction

Garden