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Conversations for Change: Small Steps to Saving the Planet

We know these changes won't single-handedly save our planet, but every small step collectively helps us fight climate change. Here are some small steps in living more sustainably at work and home.

Steps to creating a more sustainable wardrobe

The idea of creating a sustainable wardrobe from scratch is, without a doubt, a daunting one. So here's some top tips on how to better your wardrobe!

  • Be more informed on what you're buying, how it's made, and where it's come from
  • Change your attitudes to shopping: try to buy vintage pieces or things that will be in your wardrobe for a long time
  • Donate your unwanted clothes to a clothes bank or charity
  • Purchase clothes from pre-loved websites, such as Depop or Ebay

Creating a sustainable household

When you create a more sustainable household, you're making a contribution to improving the environment. But that's not all. Home sustainability can lower the cost of running your home, whilst saving energy, water, and maintenance on systems and appliances.

  • Install a smart meter so you can properly track your gas and electricity usage
  • Consider solar panels
  • Purchase sustainable toiletries such as organic / bamboo toothbrushes and bio-degradable wipes
  • Purchase sustainable kitchenware such as reusable straws and cups

How to make your eating habits more sustainable

Many diets focus on weight loss and improving overall health, but have you ever considered adopting a diet that promotes environmental health, too? Here's some tips that are good for both you and the planet.

  • Cut out as much food waste as possible
  • Grow your own food by investing in your own fruit and veg patches
  • Aim to eat food that is 'in season'
  • Look to buy products which are RSPO certified Palm Oil which has great benefits to the environment and our wildlife

How to make your home the best it can be

Everything you do in your day-to-day life has an impact on the planet, from the food you eat to the car you drive, so where possible make conscious choices in your home. It's small changes like these that could help you to lessen your environmental impact.

  • Recycle and reuse by putting your rubbish in the correct bins
  • Purchase fair trade products
  • Where possible, walk to your destination to avoid using your car unnecessarily
  • Avoid using the Tumble Dryer where possible and dry your clothes outside

Sustainable Travel

For those who want to see the world, there are ways to make trips more sustainable, including where you go, what you pack, and how you decide to get there.

  • Seek out local experiences which benefit the communities
  • Use ride share apps like Uber and Lyft to share rides with people travelling in the same direction
  • Consider taking sustainable toiletries so you are not throwing away plastics whilst on holiday
  • Take your own reusable items such as straws

How to create a more sustainable office

As we start looking forward to the second half of 2022 this is a good time to re-evaluate our office spaces and business practices, and set a path to a more sustainable future.

  • Turn off electronics, lighting, and heating every evening
  • Go paperless where possible
  • Bring a desk plant
  • Encourage green commuting

Conversations for Change by Apogee Corporation

Our goal is not only to educate you but to drive what Apogee Corporation can do. While at Apogee we aspire to always do more, we know that this is a continual learning experience, come with us on this journey as we delve into these subjects which are close to the hearts of so many.

You can follow the conversation on our website and engage with us on our social media by using #ConversationsForChange.

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