Buy your groceries in bulk as that will use less packaging.
Bring you own bag when you go shopping.
Go organic. Organic food items are getting more affordable and do consider organic options for cosmetics & toiletries.
Shopping at the neighbourhood grocery shop or market reduces the need for you to drive and gets you more exercise.
Shop for clothes that are made of eco-friendly fabrics and textiles such as organic cotton or hemp.
Shop smart and choose products endorsed by the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme.
Do not buy products made from endangered animals or plants.
Take the stairs instead of the lift. This helps to save electricity and will tone up your legs.
Learn to cycle if you don’t know how. It is a healthy, eco-friendly and economical habit for life. Plus, you get to exercise regularly, gaining a fitter body and a stronger heart.
Eat less meat, as eating lower on the food chain will produce less carbon dioxide and animals such as beef cattle need lots of water and feed meal that is grown on arable land.
Buy local or regionally-produced/ seasonal produce whenever possible. Less energy and emissions are expended in transporting these produce to the markets.
Brush up your knowledge of environmental issues and innovations, and devise more ways to green your lifestyle. Good websites include www.treehugger.com.
For birthdays and parties, give your family and friends the gift of donating to an environmental organisation.
Send e-cards and e-invites instead paper invitation and gift cards.
When decorating for the holidays, use natural materials or decorations saved from the previous years.
Instead of buying new books and worrying about storage space, borrow books from your local library.
Consider buying a hybrid or fuel-efficient car.
Turn off your car if you are going to be idling for x minutes.
Keep your car tyres properly inflated to save gas.