I believe that simplicity is essential for an eco-friendly lifestyle to become well-engrained in one’s life. If the approach to transitioning towards a more sustainable life is too complex and demanding, it can quickly lead to a feeling of overwhelm, and we may even be tempted to abandon the process. Many of us have busy lives; thus, a simple approach that is easy to remember and to carry out has more chances of continuing over the long term, beyond being just a New Year’s resolution.

To keep things simple, choose an easy pace that works for you and your family. For instance, try to introduce one small change every week or month.