What Will Your Environmental Pledge for 2019 Be?

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Forget New Year’s resolutions, in 2019 it’s all about environmental pledges. So the question is what is your environmental pledge for 2019?


Why Make an Environmental Pledge for 2019?


Unless you’ve been on a deserted island for the whole of 2018 you will of heard something about the climate crisis that we currently find ourselves in. Whether that be a news report or a documentary about how we’re literally drowning in plastic.


In case you have been on that deserted island here’s a quick recap of the year…

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Jade Goodall

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Environmental Pledge Ideas for You


Below are some environmental pledge ideas to get you started. I’ve broken them down into different sections depending on where you are in your sustainable lifestyle journey.


Not sure whether you’re an eco fledgling, eco middling or an eco-warrior? Take my quick quiz to find out.


Eco Fledgling 


Complete a waste audit for your home

Reduce what you buy – Choose quality over quantity

Say no to junk mail

Give up bottled water

Switch to a bamboo toothbrush

Turn off lights when you’re not in the room

Say no to plastic bags

Always remember your reusable shopping bags

Start recycling

Switch to reusable baking mats

Do a regular litter pick

Switch to paperless bills/statements

Always remember your reusable coffee mug when you go out

Use a reusable water bottle

Turn off the water whilst you’re brushing your teeth

Turn your thermostat down

make a change

Eco Middling 


Install low energy light bulbs throughout your house

Have one ‘meat free’ day a week

Buy local food

Switch to eco & zero waste treats for your dog

Reduce your food waste

Make your own cleaning supplies

Air dry your clothes

Switch to reusable food storage containers

Don’t leave appliances on standby

Switch to beeswax wraps instead of using cling film

Take public transport at least once a week

Switch to a water flosser

Take reusable cutlery out with you

Switch to a reusable safety razor

Rent items from your neighbours rather than buying new

Switch to reusable makeup wipes

be the change

Eco Warrior


Switch to 100% green power for your home

Say no to plastic packaging

Downsize your home 

Plant a veg garden

Grow your own herbs

Plant a tree

Start your own composting system

Switch to an alum stone

Make your own zero waste toothpaste

Don’t buy anything new for a year

Repair or upcycle worn out items in your home

Insulate your home properly

Get double glazing

Switch to reusable nappies & baby wipes 

Walk any journey that is 30 minutes or less

Make your next car an electric car

Give up your car

Switch to a low flow shower head

Recycle everything that can be recycled

Offset your carbon footprint

Have solar panels installed on your home

Switch to reusable menstrual products

Install a bidet attachment on your toilet

Give up loo roll


What do you think? Do any of those take your fancy?


Is there something that you think should be added to the list? If so leave your idea in the comments section below.


And don’t forget…

“The people who make the biggest difference are the ones who do the little things consistently.”

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About Gina Caro

Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life.  Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog. 

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8 thoughts on “What Will Your Environmental Pledge for 2019 Be?”

  1. I haven’t been on a desert island, just in the desert for the past 4 years in Dubai, because we don’t get many TV stations I rarely see the news and find that when I do, there always seems to be a hidden agenda behind the item #goinggreen

  2. #phew – I came out as eco-warrior but I also know there is A LOT more I need to do to reduce my carbon footprint. If we each made small steps though thee combined effect would be huge and more people would get to the eco-warrior level and encourage their friends and family to do the same. #GoingGreen

  3. We’ve gone to great lengths to become sustainable and eco friendly by installing solar pv panels and an air source heat pump to greatly reduce our carbon footprint,

    Our next step is to significantly remove meat from our diet as meat production is simply not sustainable: https://myhomefarm.co.uk/sustainability-of-eating-meat

    We’ve spent the past year trying to further reduce our impact on the planet, and you’ve provided some good ideas above that we’ll be implementing. Very helpful post.

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