5 achievable goals for a greener 2024

Struggling to think of a New Year's Resolution? Here are five sustainable New Year's Resolutions to inspire you to live a happier, healthier and greener 2024.

It’s never been more important to contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future. This New Year, it's a perfect time to set personal sustainability goals that not only benefit the planet but also foster a sense of responsibility and mindfulness.  

Here are five achievable and impactful goals you can strive for in 2024.

1. Ditch single-use plastics: the year of sustainable packaging

Single-use plastics continue to wreak havoc on our oceans and landfills, posing a significant threat to wildlife and ecosystems. In fact, a truckload of plastic enters the ocean every single minute1.  

Green tip: Start by carrying a reusable water bottle and coffee cup, saying no to plastic straws, and opting for products with minimal packaging. Consider exploring local zero-waste stores or bulk shops or challenge yourself to going plastic free for a month.  

2. Cultivate sustainable eating habits: a greener plate for a greener planet

The food choices we make have a profound impact on the environment. Going plant-based could reduce your carbon footprint from food by up to 73%2.  

Green tip: Aim to incorporate locally sourced and organic produce into your meals. Challenge yourself to participate in "Meatless Mondays" or explore alternative protein sources like legumes.  

3. Offset your carbon footprint: sustainable travel and daily commutes

In 2024, commit to offsetting your carbon footprint by exploring sustainable travel options. Opt for public transportation, carpooling, biking, or walking whenever possible. If driving is a necessity, consider investing in an electric or hybrid vehicle.

Green tip: Support airlines and companies that prioritise sustainable practices. Consider offsetting your carbon footprint by participating in carbon offset programs or contributing to reforestation initiatives.

4. Create a green haven: sustainable living at home

Transform your living space into an eco-friendly haven in 2024. Not only can it benefit the planet but also your overall health and wellbeing.  

Green tip: Start by reducing energy consumption by using energy-efficient appliances and LED light bulbs. Integrate indoor plants into your home to improve air quality naturally or create a composting system for kitchen waste.  

5. Amplify environmental awareness: be a sustainability advocate

In 2024, use your voice and influence to raise awareness about environmental issues.  

Green tip: Consider joining or supporting environmental organisations, participate in local clean-up events, or volunteer for sustainability initiatives in your community. Check out Keep Britain Tidy, Friends of the Earth or Surfers Against Sewage to find some inspiration.


By adopting these achievable goals, you not only contribute to a healthier planet but also inspire others to join the movement toward a more sustainable and eco-conscious future. Let this be the year you make a difference—one sustainable choice at a time.

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2 Zero Smart

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