Twelfth day of Christmas: Personal sustainability goals for 2022

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Twelfth day of Christmas: Personal sustainability goals for 2022

We’re sure that if we asked you where you see yourself in, say, 5 years, you would quickly and effortlessly give us a list of goals (personal, career, fitness, or financial) that you hope to accomplish.

The question then is: why don’t you employ this same approach for personal environmental sustainability goals?

Establishing specific goals has been shown to yield more successful results as it helps you go far beyond thinking into doing.

Chances are you’re more likely to reach your goals when you write them down, formulate action commitments, and have an accountability partner that you can send your progress report to, to keep you on track.

The same results can be achieved when applied to environmental goals and can inspire others to follow, as well.

Because we know the importance of goal-setting and how it can help you achieve sustainable living as well as positively impact the environment, we have specially curated a sustainability goals list as our twelfth and final gift to you on our 12 Days of Christmas Special series.

We’re with you every step of the way as you work towards achieving them.


That endless garbage on the beach and in drainage systems can use some cleaning up. You can volunteer for a cleanup campaign or organize one of your own and invite friends to join.

You can also help educate people about the environment, sign petitions, spread awareness in your community, or vote to promote policies that are beneficial to the environment.

Minimize food waste

It doesn’t matter if you mostly consume organic food. Once it ends in the trash can, it’s no longer sustainable especially for the resources your food is gotten from.

The good thing is that you can reduce food waste by setting targets. You can make a list of food items you will be needing when you go grocery shopping and stick to the items on the list.

Ensure you consume them before they start to go bad. You can always compost food scraps.

Live plastic-free

We know we’ve been hammering on plastic waste but please, plastic waste in the environment is a massive problem.

So, you should consider reusable alternatives and try as much as possible to limit plastic bags and containers in your home.

Use green energy

People consume huge amounts of electricity. This is why we want you to switch to the energy that comes from renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and hydropower.

Reduce meat consumption

You can make a conscious resolution not to eat meat to eat less meat. This will drastically cut down your carbon footprint because CO2 emissions, animal feed cultivation, and water consumption, affect the environment.

You can also decide to go vegan if you want to take it up a notch.

Go slow fashion

Fast fashion is causing a lot of harm to the environment. Imagine all that synthetic unrecyclable waste!

If you do not have to buy more clothes, do not. If you have to, buy high-quality pieces that have a longer shelf life and are recyclable.

You can even opt for second-hand purchases as they are less expensive and more resource-efficient than new purchases.

Eat organic food

Going for fairly and ecologically food when shopping is a sustainability goal that we think everyone should make a habit of.

How do you spot organic food? They carry eco-labels such as “Organic”. You can also purchase from the local market close to you or buy directly from farms.

Clean out

Cleaning out your home and donating all of the good stuff from what you cleared to the people who can still do something with them is a good way to begin your sustainability goals journey in 2022.

And so, our twelfth day of Christmas ends. It has been an amazing journey with you on our 12 Days of Christmas Special series.

We hope you enjoyed reading as much as we enjoyed piecing each gift together.

Don’t forget to share our personal sustainability goals for 2022. Happy New Year and have a Greentastic 2022!

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