Sustainability is often written and spoken about as a lofty concept being driven by governments and corporations, that will impact economies in the distant future. Governments and corporations undoubtedly have an important role to play in championing sustainability, as they are responsible for establishing policies, laws, regulations and industry standards that direct how resources are used. However, the role of individuals, interest groups, and civil society in the sustainability movement should not be underestimated. With some immediate and simple lifestyle changes, we can all contribute towards creating a more sustainable future. Furthermore, sustainable living has numerous benefits, including savings, improved health and wellbeing, and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Here are a few simple steps that we can take to shop, dress, play and consume more sustainably.

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