A wise man once said – sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It's about doing more good. TBH, we couldn't agree more!
From planting more trees to using eco-friendly products, living a sustainable lifestyle is not an option anymore; it's the need of the hour. But the question is, how do we achieve this goal in the smartest way possible? Come to think of it, the answer is crystal clear; all we have to do is follow a solarpunk lifestyle!
A solarpunk lifestyle enables us to dream about a world free from troubles, a world where technology and nature come together to create a beautiful space for all living beings. But we agree, completely switching from a less caring lifestyle to one where humankind coexists with nature can take some time.
If you’re finding it a bit too difficult, here are a few tips to help you get started.
For the DIY-Minded
If you believe in doing things yourself, these are your go-to's:
Turn mesh bags into kitchen scrubbers
When you're responsible for every penny, even a small expense hurts. So be smart and make the most of everything you have in hand. For instance, if you have several mesh bags at home, sew them together and make a scrubber for your kitchen. That way, you'll recycle those bags and save some money too. Another great tip is that you can re-grow fruit and vegetable scraps. Doesn’t your own organic garden sound like a fantastic idea?
Give your lawn a makeover
In today's times, almost everyone has a small space dedicated to farming or planting. Usually, people are attracted to exotic fruits or vegetables or flowering plants that are small and fancy. But for once, try turning your lawn into a meadow.
At first, you'll find it a little clumsy, but eventually, when birds and butterflies start visiting your humble abode, you will love it! Also, when you do this, go for native plants as they'll save more water and help in increasing biodiversity in your area.
For the Technologically Minded
If you're a tech genius, you can use your gadgets to create something that saves time and does work faster.
How about using IoT?
Wouldn't it be great if someone told you that a specific time is best for watering your plants or plucking the fruits, or adding fertilizers to them? Contrary to the belief that it’s too far-fetched, Raspberry Pi actually makes this setting possible. It’s not a fruit; it's a computer!
What do you say to a mini solar charging station?
If you love listening to music or playing games while walking up and down the garden, you would be no stranger to low battery issues. But instead of rushing back to the house to plug-in your phone, why not build a small solar charging station in your garden?
Like the cool ones discussed above, there could be a ton of other sustainable ideas you could come up with. So don’t restrict your mind. Think of the best way you can reduce your carbon footprint and make your living sustainable.