The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all our lives and disastrous effect on the global economy. It’s likely that nothing will ever be the same again for most of us and who knows what the new ‘normal’ will look like when we finally get out of this. However, we do have an opportunity to be more sustainable during lockdown and beyond.

Unsurprisingly, we’ve already seen that carbon emissions have fallen significantly around the world. It’s not just down to reduced travel and factory operations but a slowdown of economic activity in all industries. Having access to cleaner air and natural resources will help improve the health of our environment and our bodies. This is why sustainability is so closely connected to public health.

When we get out of this, we’ll need to make positive changes to the way we live now and prepare for a future that is more sustainable and resilient. We all have responsibility to make this happen – governments, businesses, and consumers.

Right now, for many, it’s very much about coping in survival mode. But there’s no better time than now to also shift our thinking to forge a more positive way of living that benefits people and the planet.

Here are some practical ways you can live a more sustainable life during lockdown with our top 10 lockdown tips:

1. Reduce Food & Packaging Waste

2. Shop Independent

3. Shop Online

4. Rethink Fashion

5. Keep Fit & Healthy

6. Learn About Sustainability

7. Teach Kids Through Play

8. Rethink Your Post-Lockdown World

9. Switch to Green Energy

10. Care for Your Community

Do you have any other sustainable lockdown tips?

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