What is Sustainable Living?

Wikipedia defines ‘Sustainable Living’ as,

“Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources and personal resources. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet. Proponents of sustainable living aim to conduct their lives in ways that are consistent with sustainability, in natural balance and respectful of humanity’s symbiotic relationship with the Earth’s natural ecology and cycles. The practice and general philosophy of ecological living is highly interrelated with the overall principles of sustainable development.”

To live more sustainably, you must:

  • Change your personal behaviors regarding your food choices, daily commute, or energy choices;
  • Experiment with alternative solutions as part of your studies, work, or free-time activities;
  • And join collective actions to change the economic, political and cultural systems we live in.

Benefits

While it might be difficult at first, a sustainable lifestyle brings you the following benefits:

  • Improved health
  • Stronger purpose in life
  • Better fitness
  • Better social connections
  • Better conscience

Explore the area of sustainable life style

Switch from single use plastic to reusable

If there is less waste, then there is less to recycle or reuse.

Fortunately for our Country and the environment, NUST have sparked positive change by developing rules aimed at reducing plastic use. This includes reducing the amount of single-use plastic products by shifting to more sustainable alternatives for plastic products, such as for bags, food packaging and delivery packaging. These alternatives can come in the form of biodegradable paper materials that decompose naturally, as well as reusable options with lifespans beyond a single use.Switch from your disposable water bottles to reusable water bottles, Enjoy your tea or Coffee in a beautiful Mugs, which you can buy from our shop Buy Now .Take your lunch in washable container instead of disposable ones.

Reduce Carbon Footprint To Mitigate Climate Change

 Driving to School or office by a car or motorbike can be easy or fun. However, the burning of fuel pollutes the air and emits CO2.

5KM Cycling = 0 Emission of Co2

5KM Driving = 850grams of Co2

Opt ecofriendly and healthy rides, commute to your department or office inside campus by ecofriendly means. NUST give you different facilities make your life at campus more sustainable. Consider some of the following to live more sustainable life:

  • Get a cycle, Nust with the collaboration with cykiq gives you the bicycle facility inside the Campus Get your Cykiq now

  • Walk or run, get a map from your android and walk to our destination enjoying nature.

  • Use Shuttle service, NUST provide you shuttle service. click here to know the timings and routes of shuttle service.

Minimize Waste

There will be a certain level of stuff (we have to eat after all!) Here is where we need to work out what our level of commitment to reducing waste will be. Some people live zero waste lives and that is amazing.
Thinking about the main waste that goes into the bins, here are some ways we can cut down on waste going to landfill and recycling (as we know this should also be a final step because we need to reduce the amount of stuff needing to be recycled: there is more than the planet can handle of this as well).

  • Cut down on food packaging – you don’t need a plastic bag around every type of fruit and vegetable. Go without the packaging or you can get some re-usable produce bags to use instead.
  • Buy products with no or little packaging so waste is minimal. Support those growing food locally seek out your local farmers’ market or food co-op and buy without packaging.
  • Eliminate single-use plastic from your life – use a re-usable cup, container, cutlery, water bottle, food wraps. These things are all very achievable now and you immediately cut down your waste.
  • Start a compost bin, worm farm, Bokashi bucket or other available form of food scrap disposal that will significantly cut down food by-product waste going to landfill. You can find those in Concordia 2 as well.

Participate in plantation drives

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Participate in plantation drives

Remember that old proverb we used to say in our Grade schooling, “save some for the fish?” You can do this in your daily life by turning off the water while brushing your teeth, washing your face or shaving. Wash your clothes only when you have a full load, switch to cold water wherever possible and, In addition, cutting down your shower time can save more water and make a bigger impact than you’d think..

Cut Down Shower Time

Turnoff Water While Brushing

It’s estimated that using an average number of 2.5 gallons per minute from the typical shower head, reducing your shower length by 4 minutes per day would save (assuming you shower every day, ahem) 3,650 gallons per year..

On average, about two gallons of water flow from a faucet each minute. Just by turning off the water running while brushing teeth can save up to three or four gallons of water per person per day.

 

Save While Shave 

 

Shaving also uses a lot of water. In fact, according to the USGS Water Science School, you use an average of one full gallon of water while shaving. So let’s say the average completely shaven guy shaves Monday through Friday for work – that’s five gallons of water wasted per week, 20 per month, and 240 gallons per year. Put down the razor or turn off the faucet to conserve a substantial amount of water throughout your lifetime..