Sustainable Development can be overwhelming for some people and I get cought up wondering what major change I can make in my life to make a difference. Making smaller changes both at work and at home is much easier and in the long run can have a large impact.
I have made a few easy changes at work including turning off computer monitors at night, bringing coffee mugs and turning 100% of our team meetings into paperless meetings. At home, I have challenged myself to come up with one new idea for a permanent small change per month for the next year. My friend inspired this idea – she and her husband have committed to one new idea per week and have implemented over 37 small changes in their household. Some examples include shopping with cloth bags, buying environmentally friendly cleaning products, using more public transportation and switching to more natural fibers (bamboo sheets, etc.). People often comment on the cost of switching products etc however these do not have to be expensive solutions!
The following is an interesting article I came across which talks about some simple and inexpensive ideas for living greener. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-simple-and-cheap-green-ideas.html#