What is Sustainable Living and Should You Make the Change?

by | Aug 25, 2023 | Building Blocks

Sustainable Living – Understanding the Concept

Sustainability means the responsible use of resources, making sure we do not waste them unnecessarily. This covers actions such as recycling bottles and opting for reusable bags over plastic ones, to create new materials and sources of energy. Addressing this important global concern requires immediate action from individual people, scientists, and governments. But sometimes it feels like it’s hard for regular young people like us to safeguard our planet’s health and well-being.

Living Sustainably: Taking Action

Embarking on the daunting task of environmental conservation may seem overwhelming, but each individual can contribute to a cleaner lifestyle. While major industries shoulder the blame for the current state, simple and affordable steps can be taken. Many of these measures not only benefit the environment but also save money.

Choosing cold water for laundry reduces utility bills, conserves energy, and minimizes greenhouse gas emissions. Thrift shopping aids in cutting costs and curbing fast fashion’s environmental impact. Turning off lights conserves energy while opting for bar soap reduces plastic waste. You are engaging in activities like gardening and composting fosters sustainability by providing sustenance, oxygen, and waste reduction.

The Impact of Individual Actions Amidst Corporate Negligence

The frustration of witnessing major industries prioritize profit over environmental health is real. Living sustainably also involves pressuring companies to adopt eco-friendly practices and withholding support from those that don’t. Involving political leaders in this advocacy is crucial, as they have the power to implement policies that benefit the environment.

While sacrifices such as walking instead of driving or avoiding certain purchases may seem inconvenient, they are important for the planet’s health and our long-term survival. Initiating change through conscious choices and active involvement in advocating for sustainability is what we can do now.

Palomas Video

Paloma introduces a video in collaboration with Bounce Back Generation’s CREST program, focused on empowering vulnerable communities for climate change. As part of this initiative, BBGTV aims to equip communities with resources to navigate a climate crisis successfully. Watch the video for a short yet impactful glimpse into the Sustainable Living Plan, a key component of CREST’s mission.

Share Your Sustainable Practices

Do you incorporate sustainable activities into your life? We’d love to hear about it on our BBGTV social media and our Spotlight Mini-Course below! While seemingly small, our actions collectively contribute to significant positive changes for our planet. Sometimes it seems that sustainable living is hard, but by starting with simple activities, we pave the way for a healthier future for generations to come! Let’s take action now and be stewards of our planet’s well-being.

BBGTV’s Spotlight Mini-Course

We’re thrilled to offer you a unique learning opportunity that’s designed to ignite your curiosity and expand your knowledge. These engaging mini-courses are perfect for youth seeking a quick yet fun educational experience. And the best part? Your privacy and anonymity are our top priority. We kindly invite you to click the image below to take the course to embark on a journey of discovery with BBGTV’s Spotlight Mini-Courses.

About Nasser Albaqqal

Nasser Albaqqal is a 22 year old immigrant from Yemen who has been working with BBG since 2022. A graduate of San Jose State University, he is passionate about empowering individuals, families, and organizations to bounce back from the effects of toxic stress and trauma. His goal is to spread knowledge and understanding about the power of resilience and provide practical tools and resources to help people rid themselves of bad habits as a response to stress. Through the work he does, Nasser hopes to create content and blogs that not only meet the needs of the audience, but also helps them build and launch long-term successful recoveries.


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