Each sticker illustration corresponds with a sustainability shift. Full list & description below.
- Pick one you want to try this week, choose a date, and add the sticker to your calendar.
- Once you completed the shift — yay!!! — next to the sustainable shift sticker, add a check mark or heart if you LOVED it.
- Pick the next day you want to repeat the shift and add it to your calendar. Repeating actions helps make it feel routine and easy to do in the future.
- Add in more shifts as it feels doable.
- Bonus: Did you love something about trying these sustainable shifts? Share a picture (selfie or snapshot representing your experience) on social media about how you found #MoreWithLess carbon pollution! If you tag us we can share in our stories or posts to inspire more people.
Swap our beef and use chicken instead. Meat creates much more carbon pollution than plant-based food production. However going vegetarian or vegan doesn’t always feel doable. Try swapping in a lower impact meat (chicken or turkey) for a much higher impact meat (beef or lamb) for one meal.
Have a meat-free meal. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner: choose which meal you’d like to try to make vegetarian or vegan instead of with meat! This is a great way to slowly add in lower impact meals, hopefully finding some new favorites along the way.
Have a meat-free day. Remember #MeatlessMonday? It’s a campaign started in the early 2000’s that still is popular in some circles. But you can choose any day to make meat-free. This is a great shift to make if you already have a few go-to vegetarian recipes.
Purchase Snooze. Have you been starting to consider a large or small purchase? Add a Purchase Snooze for 3 days. Check if you can borrow before you buy, find a second hand option, or consider delaying for a period of time. Practicing purchase snoozing can make it easier to really make sure you will get some value out of a product and more likely to buy second hand, which a lower carbon footprint.
Borrow before you buy. Ever think an updated technology or different gear will be life changing…only to find out it’s actually not that great of a fit for you? Borrowing before you buy will give you a complete picture on what it will be like to own. It helps confirm or disprove benefits you’ve been drooling over from their ads.
Donate forgotten items. Clothes, technology, a large appliance — what items aren’t you using and take up space in your home? Donating these items can help extend their use-life, postponing carbon emissions from the landfill or incineration.
Use Reusable Bags. Maybe you used to bring your own bags or are interested in trying this shift out. Each bag you don’t need has a tiny carbon pollution footprint associated with it. Reducing use of disposable shopping bags, we send signals that fewer are needed to be made.
Take a Bike Ride. Bike rides are a great alternative to driving. Fun, mood-boosting, and definitely less expensive fuel! Simply adding more bike rides into your week or month can make it easier to try bike commuting places like work, school, grocery shopping, etc….
Scoot Somewhere. Like biking, scooting is another fun way to get around. Whether you are scooting from home to a park or grabbing a scooter while out and about, there are lots of ways to add more scooter rides into your week or month. Less gas, more fun!
Go for a Walk. Going for walks regularly helps you explore surrounding neighborhoods, finding new local gems that might be good alternatives to your normal driving destinations. Bonus? Feeling more connected to your corner of the planet and people you share it with!
Take a Bus Ride. Think of this as the low-pressure way to give your local bus system, if available, a try. Pick a day and time you can try riding the bus to a destination and back. Repeat to get more comfortable and see if there are ways you can do this to work, school, or regular trips.
Go for a Roll. Rolling through your neighborhood in your wheelchair to check out new local gems is a great way to find alternatives to places you normally drive to access. Building connections with neighbors and deepened appreciation of your corner of the planet — even better!
Took out Recycling. Do you have curbside recycling but sometimes miss your pick-up? Or regularly recycle and want to see an easy win on your calendar? Either way, find your recycling pick up schedule and add the date to your calendar. For our planet-loving friends that don’t have curbside service — use this to set a goal date to take recyclables to your drop off center.
Use Your Refillable Water Bottle All Day. Use this sticker to make a goal to steer clear from disposable water bottles for a day. Whether you want to see an easy win on your calendar or get more consistent in using your refillable bottle, this is a great shift to add in the mix.
Send a Message to an Elected Official. If we want climate programs to move forward more equitably or cities to be better designed to reduce climate impacts, more people need to regularly be civically engage. It can be as simple as sharing that you are concerned about climate change and ask what they are working on to accelerate progress. We recommend starting locally with a city or township commission, then finding your state senators or representatives. Keep asking, keep sharing why you care and that you want to see more progress!
Attend a Meet & Greet. Often elected officials have coffee hours or happy hour meetups to have informal conversations with constituents. It helps them stay in tune with constituent concerns. Showing up to share your concern about climate change helps reinforce this is a top priority for their district. No expertise needed! Share why it’s important and what organizations actively working on climate policy in your state you are supporting. Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Clean Water Action, and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are all organizations with presence in many states.
Attend a Local Council Meeting. Listen to what your local commission is working on and make a statement supporting further climate action. Every meeting has a public comment period where you have about 3 minutes to share your concerns. It can be as simple as stating you are new to commission meetings and that you are concerned about climate change. No expertise required!
#MoreWithLess We’re exploring a new campaign where we can lift up what MORE we get when we have less carbon pollution in our day-to-day. It’s natural to feel like planet-friendly changes are a sacrifice for the planet. But really what’s good for the planet is often good for us now, too. Less stress, more energy, and financial freedom. If you feel inspired use this hashtag with what #MoreWithLess you’ve found with these sustainable shifts! We’ll check first if it’s ok to share in our stories to keep inspiring more folks to make these shifts.