5 STEP GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING
With the growing concern of global warming, the importance of living more sustainably is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Ever wonder how you can look after the planet and have fun at the same time?
Well we have the answers!
5 STEPS TO LOWER YOUR IMPACT:
Keep It Digital
Pack Your Own
Reduce Single Use Consumption
Our Founder, Chris Bush (25) believes “the planet shouldn’t have to suffer because people want to socialise and have fun, there many steps that we can take to lower our impact”.
No Planet B is the inclusive community for the conscious generation, we believe our events are the perfect place for people to learn how to live greener lives and network with like-minded people, leaving inspired with their newfound knowledge.
We live and breathe these steps and encourage all our attendees to do the same! Next time you leave the house, check this guide to make sure you have everything you need to have fun whilst leaving a minimal impact on the planet:
1. OFFSET EMISSIONS
Going to a party across town? Cut down on your Carbon footprint and Cycle to the event or travel by trains and buses.
For longer distance events, why not reach out to other people attending and organise for a group of you to travel together in one car. And if finances allow, invest in an electric car.
2. KEEP IT DIGITAL
Whether it be a concert ticket or train ticket don’t print it! Charge that phone and keep it digital for your entry tickets and use your contactless card for travel.
By 2030 if we don’t act now, only 10% of rain forests will remain meaning 70% of the worlds plants and animals will lose their natural habitats, so it’s vital we cut out unnecessary printing! Keep this in mind when networking also, use your phone to take pictures of business cards and any leaflets that you are given.
3. PACK YOUR OWN
Bring a reusable food container and cutlery out with you, ideally a tin container with a lid so that you can take it home with you to wash.
We offer a 50p saving if you bring your own to our events. Even if there are biodegradable options available, why choose them when you can reuse your own?
Every year in the UK we waste 10 million tons of food worth 17 billion pounds. And if food waste was a country it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China. So by bringing your own container, you can take food home that you didn’t eat or the host had leftover.
4. REDUCE SINGLE USE CONSUMPTION
Leaving the house? Then don’t forget your tote bags, which can fold nicely into a small pocket! Even if you don’t intend to buy anything, always pack it as a backup to save on having to use a plastic bag which can take up to 10,000 years to decompose!
Many summer or outdoor events serve drinks in plastic single use cups, which can take 450+ years to decompose. Why not pack a reusable bottle or KeepCup to use that to drink wine, beer or even your coffee from?
For coffee cups alone, every minute over one million disposable cups are discarded to landfill. Very little recycled paper is used to make disposable cups because of contamination concerns. Because most disposable cups are coated with plastic, both composting and recycling of disposable cups is uncommon.
5. ETHICAL SHOPPING
Planning on buying a new outfit for an upcoming night out? Stop to consider the effects of the fast fashion industry! 2/3’s of all fibres are cotton based, which uses a substantial amount of water to grow, having a strain on the environment.
You can feel confident shopping at our ethical market, as we have fully vetted all brands we work with.
Can’t find what you’re looking for in our market? Then why not explore second-hand stores like Beyond Retro or browse online at Ebay or Depop? There are lots of opportunities to give something a second life and when you are done with them, help them stay in the circular economy by donating, selling or recycling.
EDUCATION IS KEY!
Want to learn more about what you can do to protect our planet? Then why not join us at our London based sustainable events.
Expect expert-led talks, panel discussions, vegan food, a zero waste bar and a beautiful ethical market!
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