Blog Post

York Universe > Blog > Lifestyle > Simple Steps to Sustainable Living in York
a wet street with people walking on it

Simple Steps to Sustainable Living in York

Hey, York residents! Let’s chat about making our city even more awesome by embracing sustainable living. No big words, just easy tips to make a positive impact on our community and environment.

1. Cut Down on Single-Use Plastics

We all know plastic is a bit of a troublemaker. Try swapping out single-use plastics with  reusable alternatives. It’s like giving our planet a little break. Local stores often offer reusable bags and containers – a small change that can make a big difference.

2. Love Your Local Markets

Supporting local markets isn’t just about getting fresh produce; it’s a sustainable choice. It’s like shopping from your neighbours – less transport, less packaging. So, next time you need groceries, check out Shambles Market or the Farmers’ Market for local goodies.

3. Embrace Public Transport and Cycling

Forget the hassle of parking; embrace public transport or cycling. It’s like a mini adventure, and York is pretty cycle-friendly. Plus, it reduces our carbon footprint. Check out the local bus routes or hop on your bike for a greener commute.

4. Mindful Water Usage

Water – it’s a precious resource. Simple changes, like fixing leaks or being mindful of water usage, can make a difference. It’s like a small drip adding up to a big puddle. Let’s use water wisely to keep our city thriving.

5. Upcycling and Thrifting

York has a charm for vintage finds. Instead of always going for brand-new, explore thrift shops or upcycle old furniture. It’s like giving things a second chance – good for your wallet and the environment. Plus, you might find some unique treasures.

6. Reduce Energy Consumption

A bit of energy saving goes a long way. Turn off lights when you leave a room, unplug chargers, and switch to energy-efficient bulbs. It’s like saving pennies on your electricity bill while being kind to the planet.

Bottom Line

There you have it – straightforward tips for embracing sustainable living in our beautiful city. No need for major changes; small steps can lead to a greener, more sustainable York. Let’s all do our bit for the place we call home!