All in favour of Earth Day, raise your hands. Good. All in favour of Earth Week, lemme see some hands. Great! Now all in favour of Earth Year – awesome! I hear you!
It does seem like most people are for saving the earth and being environmentally conscious, and are at least paying lip service to leading a more sustainable life. So why do people wait for Earth Day to come around before they’re reminded to switch off their lights for a few hours? It’s symbolic, but really doesn’t do anything except make you bump into your furniture.
We spoke to eco-warriors, and these inspiring women all proffer the same advice: Start small. But start somewhere: Use one less plastic bag; eat up your leftovers; bring a metal straw; buy one less item; and upcycle one more item.
We started some time ago to prepare this sustainability issue, with pointers on the eco-friendly fashion brands you can support, the beauty products you can buy, and the restaurants you can eat at. We’ve also got a 24-hour guide to all the little eco things you can do throughout the day. It’s all here, now get out there, and start.
– DFL, FEATURES & LIFESTYLE EDITOR
"When it comes to sustainability, start with the smallest thing you can do."