The April challenge >>>

Supercharge your sustainability!

Make a lifestyle change which has a positive impact on the environment...


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Almost everyone is concerned for the environment and the impact climate change is having on wildlife and the global population. And most people want to learn how to live more sustainably.

But it can be tricky to know where to start. This is your opportunity! Take a month to focus on a few achievable actions which reduce the impact you are having on the planet.

A simple challenge might be trying to stop using single use coffee cups. Buy a reuseable coffee cup and take it everywhere! If you forget, then no coffee for you!...

Or maybe look at how you could cut out single use plastics in your grocery shopping (this is depressingly difficult if you shop at supermarkets). Or how you can drive less and take public trasport or walk or cycle more.

Here's a useful overview of the concept of sustainable living from Green Matters.

And here's what happened when WheezyWaiter tried going zero waste for a month:


The basics

This one is quite open to interpretation, so it's important to remember our little Rev 12 mantra: Define, Share, Do!

Make your goal or rules really clear. Share your personal challenge with your team or other peers. Then go for it!

The broad focus of this month is to look at one or more elements of your life and think about how you could change to lessen your impact on the planet. What exactly you do is up to you, but below are a bunch of suggestions which you can mix and match to build your personal goal or just use for a little inspiration.

Feel free to start really small and add stretch goals if you start doing well.

Some ideas to get you started

Ditch the single use. Cut out single use items like drinks bottles and coffee cups.

Cycle or walk. Leave the car at home and walk or cycle to work.

Refill. Find you nearest wholefood store or refill shop and buy your groceries from there.

Reuse and Recycle. Join Freecycle and use it. Try to maximise what you recycle.

Change suppliers. Move your energy supplier, bank or other service provider to a more sustainable organisation. And cancel paper bills while you're at it.

Measure your impact. Acurately measure your carbon impact over a month to help set a baseline for reducing your impact.