We each make thousands of decisions every day. From the moment an alarm goes off in the morning, a decision is made to either turn it off and get up or snooze it and get some more sleep. Every action has at least two options, if not many more, and the collection of these decisions makes up your life. Yet not all are created equal.

When it comes to protecting the planet’s environment, it’s up to each of us and our decisions. While big global policies, technology, and regulations need to happen, so too does a mass change in behavior. Going all the way down to the individual level, we find many ways that sustainable living can be at the forefront of decision-making and not only make your quality of life better but make the quality of the Earth better as well. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways sustainable living can play a part in countering the climate crisis.