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6 Hacks to Build More Sustainable Habits

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Going green is more popular than ever before, and for good reason. As increasingly more people look for ways to support the planet and eliminate wasteful habits, sustainable practices are becoming the norm. But getting started can be a bit overwhelming. Which changes make the most difference – and which should you skip? How can you work towards sustainability every day? 

Sustainability doesn’t require you to totally overhaul your lifestyle. You can make positive changes by starting with simple tweaks to your routine, then grow from there. By taking a closer look at what you’re buying, using and eating, you can opt for more eco-friendly swaps. 

Here are six ways to hack your current habits and make them more sustainable.

1. Choose plants over meat as often as possible

You already know that opting for a plant-based diet is the best choice for the environment. It’s also incredibly beneficial for your own health. But the research keeps growing, making it increasingly more important to choose plants over meat as often as possible.

Just take a look at UCLA’s data. Making the switch from animal-based foods to plants could increase the global food supply by as much as 49 percent, without requiring additional land or resources. Plant-based foods slash our water consumption, requiring 50 percent less water than animal-based foods. And putting plants first also dramatically cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions. 

On a personal level, reducing the amount of meat you eat is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Switching to a plant-based diet can cut down on emissions by as much as 70 percent.

However, you don’t have to go cold…

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