20 New Years' Resolutions for 2020

Posted on December 31, 2019



A new year is right around the corner, and now is usually the time we start to think about what we might want to change in our lives: what we resolve to do better. Being a little more sustainable doesn't have to be difficult, it just takes a little planning, so here are 20 suggestions for New Years' Resolutions that will make you more sustainable!


1. Ride a bike to work more often

2. Upgrade all your light bulbs to LEDs

3. Get energy saving power bars for your electronics

4. Upgrade to a programmable thermostat

5. Make a meal plan every week to lower your food waste

6. Switch one of your meals to meatless each week

7. Drive less: walk, carpool, take a bike or scooter

8. Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth every time

9. Shower for a minute less each time

10. Switch to shampoo bars instead of liquid shampoo

11. Or, get your liquid soaps and shampoos from a refillery in Calgary

12. Take your own bags every time to go shopping

13. Shop for gifts at thrift stores throughout the year

14. Make gifts for others yourself rather than buying new

15. Buy renewable energy credits on your energy bill

16. Only do laundry when you have a full load

17. Use reusable food containers instead of plastic bags

18. Bring your own lunch to work, school, or play all year

19. Hang your laundry to dry rather than using a dryer when you can

20. Harvest rain water in a rain barrel


There you have it! Just a few suggestions to get you started. Just one small resolution from you can inspire others and put you further on your green journey! Make sure to follow us on social media to comment and share your own New Years' Resolutions! We also post tips and tricks year round. You can find us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram!