At the start of every new year, we are flooded with new year resolutions to change our lives for the better. Whether it’s to exercise more, eat more healthy foods, or spend less time on our phones, we are full of ambition to make big changes in our daily habits in the new year.
Here are a few new year resolution ideas to help build a better tomorrow.
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Make a resolution to waste less food this year
Food waste is a huge problem in today’s society, as millions of tons of perfectly good food go to waste each year. Not only does this contribute to global climate change by producing harmful greenhouse gases as the rotting food decomposes, but it also represents a huge loss of resources that could be going towards feeding people who don’t have enough food. But by being more mindful about what we buy and how much we use, we can all work together to combat this issue.
To start off this resolution for 2023, you are going to have to begin planning your meals and grocery shopping more mindfully. You would need to try your best to not buy things that you know you won’t be able to finish before they go bad, and to store leftovers safely so that mold doesn’t form or items get thrown away by accident.
By putting some thought and effort into reducing wastage this year, we are confident that we can all start making a difference and keeping food out of the landfill where it truly belongs.
In the UAE, Food Loss and Waste Initiatives like Ne’ma are determined to reduce food waste by at least 50% by 2030.
Commit to recycling and composting as much as possible
Making the decision to recycle and compost is one of the most important steps that we can take as individuals to promote sustainability and fight against climate change. Not only does recycling lessen our dependence on finite natural resources, but it also reduces pollution by keeping waste out of landfills and incinerators. And composting provides a valuable source of natural fertilizer for gardens and agricultural fields, reducing our dependence on chemical fertilizers.
In order to make the most impact with our recycling and composting efforts, it is essential that we do everything in our power to reduce waste in the first place. This can mean reusing items whenever possible rather than throwing them away, using cloth shopping bags instead of plastic bags, or adopting simple habits like turning off lights when you leave a room.
By committing to these small changes on a daily basis, we can work together as a community to make more sustainable choices for ourselves and for future generations. So let’s all make the pledge today to recycle and compost as much as possible – our planet will thank you!
Pledge to take public transportation or ride your bike more often
When it comes to reducing our impact on the environment, it’s easy to focus on large-scale initiatives like switching to renewable energy sources or reducing our carbon footprint. However, a much more effective way to make a positive change is by simply making small changes in our daily lives.
By using public transportation or biking, we can help reduce our carbon footprint, as well as free up space on the roads for other vehicles. In addition, public transportation is likely to give you the opportunity to read a book or catch up on emails while you commute, rather than wasting time and gas idling in traffic. On top of all this, public transportation reduces stress levels and improves overall health, which means that you would be getting even more benefits out of your new pledge than simply reducing your impact on the environment.
So if you’re looking for a simple yet powerful way to help protect the planet and live a healthier life, consider making a pledge to take public transportation or ride your bike more often. It may not seem like much now, but over time your small actions can add up and have a huge impact!
Promise to buy more environmentally friendly products
As consumers, we are faced with a myriad of choices every single day. We must decide where to eat, what sort of clothes to buy, and what products to buy for our homes and ourselves.
While many of these decisions have little impact on the environment, there are also choices that can significantly affect our planet in both positive and negative ways. For this reason, one of the pledges you may want to consider is to buy and use consciously crafted products that are made ethically while keeping our planet in mind.
Make a commitment to buy more environmentally friendly products going forward. These could include items like reusable kitchen towels, organic cleaning supplies for home, and natural beauty products for yourself.
By choosing these sustainable options, you can minimise your contribution to pollution, reduce waste, and do your part to protect the health of our precious planet. We are proud to be making this commitment, and we hope that others will join us in doing their part for the environment as well.