Another sustainable lifestyle tip on how to be more sustainable is to monitor household energy usage. According to the GOV. website, fossil fuels are still the source of the majority of the UKs household energy, making up 43%, with renewable energy making up 38.9% in 2019. Fossil fuels are massively unsustainable for our planet as when they are burned they produce greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide that are released into the atmosphere, adding to climate change. Additionally, fossil fuels are in limited supply and we don’t know exactly how much we have left.
However, it is estimated that if we keep burning fossil fuels at the rate we are, we will only have enough left for 45 years. This will hugely impact future generations if we don’t come up with a solution. Luckily, the use of renewable energy is gradually increasing, but some sustainable lifestyle tips for reducing your energy consumption are investing in double glazing, washing your clothes on a low temperature, hanging clothes to dry on the line, replacing your light bulbs to energy saving ones, turning off appliances when not in use and taking shorter showers.