It’s been a difficult weekend in the news for climate change. ‘Climate Anxiety’ is a real thing. Making the shift towards a sustainable lifestyle is not just good for the planet, but can also help improve your health and life overall. Sustainable living involves reducing the amount of Earth's resources that you use, to help protect it. And a lot of the time, green habits are also more pocket-friendly.
There are many ways one can incorporate sustainability into their lifestyles. The first thing however, is to not stress about it and add to your eco-anxiety. Small drops make a mighty ocean. From fashion to lifestyle, the Le Mill team shares small hacks and swaps they’ve incorporated into their daily lives to be more eco-friendly.
Here are some easy green choices you can adopt too:
Vrishanke Makwana, Executive Assistant
No screen time on weekends! This helps relax the eyes and the mind, and even helps save power and energy at home. A small way of reducing carbon emissions.
Milisha Siroya, Head of Buying
I use the UN’s 8 Millennium Development Goals as a framework to evaluate what a brand’s sustainability practices are in order to make better purchase decisions. I also prefer buying key wardrobe investments, for example a slip dress that could be used for multiple occasions and can be dressed up or down.
Hitesh Rathod, Store Manager
Donate your unwanted clothing items to charity or sell them to thrift shops, instead of discarding them and contributing to textile waste in landfills.
Shiv Sawhney, Store Manager
I enjoy repurposing old pieces in my closet. I use my old shirts by taking them to my tailor and cutting them up and making a new piece with a mash up of multiple prints for a cool new look. During the lockdown, I cut up old linen pants into shorts to wear at home.
Varsha Nair, Deputy Manager, Marketing
At home, we try to grow our own herbs inculcating the practice of sustainability. This reduces the use of pesticides and promotes a more nutritious and organic produce. We also sometimes use unwanted parts of plants such as lettuce or basil stems to grow new plants from old plants.
Isha Rana, Junior Visual Content Creator
Use biodegradable paper. They are environment-friendly and water soluble, making it a great addition to your soil for plants.
Ria Shah, Junior Content Coordinator
I highly recommend using menstrual cups. They are a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, ergonomic alternative to pads, and it means switching to lifetime use over one time use.
Davina Chhabra, Junior Stylist
While shopping is fun, maintenance is key to have a long term relationship with the products you buy. Whether it is arranging your wardrobe, using dust bags, washing your clothes not very often - these are all a few steps that go a long way.