Learn to Live Sustainably

You know, there are some really simple and satisfying things both you and I can do every day to live more sustainably. Our humble blog hopes to share some practical tips and tricks to inspire and educate you on ways to save money, benefit our schools, communities and the environment. Happy reading!

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Sustainability Savings That Won't Cost The Earth

 

Finding alternatives to single-use plastic isn't just about helping the environment, it's also about feeling great when you save a dime using reusable products instead. Here are some handy tips to help your hip pocket, and put a spring in your step knowing you're helping mother earth.


Tip 1

Try Tap

Refill a reusable water bottle with tap water instead of forking our your hard earned for disposable water bottles.

Tip 2

Skip The Juice Bar

Squeeze a little lemon, orange or fresh fruit juice into your water bottle. It's refreshing, healthy, and tastes great without the waste. 

Tip 3

Side-step The Smoothie Shop

Mix a delicious home-made smoothie in seconds and enjoy at home or pour into an insulated drink bottle to enjoy on-the-go later that day.

Tip 4

Refill A Food Pouch

Refill baby food pouches with delicious home made fruit puree instead of buying baby food from the supermarket. Cheaper, healthy, and waste free!

Tip 5

Scrap The Wrap

Stop buying plastic cling film to cover leftover food. Choose a non-toxic, reusable food wrap or bowl cover  and make sure it’s easy to clean in the washing machine.

Tip 6

Sustainable Sandwich Wrap

Stop using plastic sandwich bags. Instead use reusable food wraps that are non-toxic and easy to clean. 

Tip 7

Use a Cup That Cares

Next time you visit your local barista take a reusable coffee cup for them to fill. Often they’ll offer a discount because they don’t have to supply cups (and you’re keeping disposable cups out of landfill).

Tip 8

Bring Your Own Beans

BYO home-made coffee or tea in a spill-proof travel mug on the way to work and you could save up to $1000 otherwise spent on takeaway coffee's (assumes $4 average per coffee, 5 workdays a week, 50 weeks a year). 

Tip 9

Pack You Own Snacks

Pack a snack container with delicious fruit, nuts and nibbles and do a pirouette around the snack food vending machine.

Tip 10

Live Off Leftovers

Want to enjoy a hot meal at work but on budget? Heat up last night's leftovers and pop into an insulated food container and voila, you'll be the envy of all.