At Women 4 Solutions we aim to promote the co-creation of the Caring Economy. As part of our # w4s Collaborative Actions program, we partnered with Carolina Saa, Founder of Sustainable Life, to develop a series of weekly challenges: simple and effective proposals to change habits and positively impact the SDG # 13 “Climate Action”.

We invite you to join us today, sharing these good practices that cost little and help a lot. Promote the challenges within your organization and feel free to re-design the flyers with your logo so that they reach more people through your own social networks.

We seek to generate a change in people’s habits, making organizations, companies and families aware of our impact on the environment. To request more information about the program, please send an e-mail to comunicacion@women4solutions.com.

Let´s be agents of change, for a true Caring Economy.

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We share with you the first 51 Nudges:

  1. Collect the water when washing your fruits and vegetables; so you can use it later to water your plants.
  2. Take short showers of up to 5 minutes; we consume approximately 20 liters of water each minute.
  3. Water your plants at night, you save water because it does not evaporate like in the morning
  4. Avoid flushing toilet paper, towels, or other items down your toilet. These could flow into water sources and immediately contaminate them.
  5. While you are lathering your hands, brushing your teeth, or shaving, turn off the water flow to avoid wasting it.
  6. Defrost your food 24 hours before use in the refrigerator; avoid defrosting under running water.
  7. A garden hose uses approximately 34 liters of water per minute: we suggest no to use the hose as a “broom”. Rather use a broom and dustpan for cleaning.
  8. Collect the water that you use for cooking your eggs or vegetables to water your plants.
  9. Collect rainwater in a bucket to wash your car. Avoid using the hose that uses approximately 34 liters of water per minute.
  10. Prefers eco friendly cleaning products: baking soda, white vinegar, and lemon are excellent cleaners and better for the environment and people.
  11. To save water when flying;; put a full bottle of water into the toilet tank.
  12. When boiling eggs; save the water to use on your plants.
  13. Take advantage of the baby’s bath water, you can use it for the toilet or wash the floor.
  14. Cut down on the use of soap. You can rub your hands with lemon to clean them if they are very greasy.
  15. Avoid using the elevator; use the stairs: good for your health!
  16. Avoid using the air conditioner on hot days; we suggest fans: they are better for your health and the environment.
  17. Always when leaving a room please turn off the light! Easy habit and you save on electric bill and the planet.
  18. Take care of your hair and the environment by avoiding the  use of a  hair dryer.
  19. Prefers LED spotlights; save money and energy.
  20. Unplug your electronic devices if you are not using them; you save money and energy.
  21. Dry your clothes in the sun; avoid using the dryer
  22. Delete emails that are no longer useful, free up server space and reduce power consumption.
  23. Completely turn off your electronic devices. If you leave them on or in hibernation day and night, your energy consumption increases.
  24. Take advantage of sunlight to illuminate your rooms. Open your curtains!
  25. Take advantage of sunlight to illuminate your rooms. Open your curtains!
  26. Avoid falling asleep with the tv on, use a timer to remind you to turn it off.
  27. Always check that your refrigerator is tightly closed. You extend the life of the equipment and save energy.
  28. Sort your waste: plastics, cans, aluminum, paper and cardboard, Tetra-Pak and glass.
  29. Avoid using single-use containers
  30. If you use a Tetra Pak container remember these 4 steps; reduce the container to the smallest size possible: you reduce waste and reduce pollution.
  31. Identify your neighborhood recycler; and deliver the separated waste directly to them.
  32. Make your compost at home; this way you return nutrients to the earth and help mitigate climate change.
  33. Use eggshells wisely; dry them, grind them and return them to the ground.
  34. Use the rest of the coffee to nourish your plants
  35. Save used cooking oil by following your local recycling methods. You avoid polluting the water and you save resources.
  36. Reduces the consumption of paper; Avoid making unnecessary prints, do not request a receipt at the cashier and switch to an electronic invoice.
  37. When you print; do it double sided pages
  38. Do you have torn clothes? Before throwing it away, fix it or create a new garment
  39. Use cloth napkins; avoid disposable paper ones.
  40. Research and share information that promotes conservation; become a generator of environmental awareness in your social circle.
  41. Use only the necessary toilet paper.
  42. Create a garden at home; reduce pollution, improve your health and the aesthetics of your home.
  43. Start a herb and vegetable garden at home; you ensure your healthy organic foods, save money and help mitigate climate change.
  44. We suggest eating raw vegetables.  If you cook them, we suggest putting the lid on the pot to reduce cooking time, that will better maintain the flavor of your food and save energy.
  45. Reduce your consumption of red meat and dairy; you decrease your environmental impact by all the energy it takes to produce them
  46. Avoid using products that contain plastic microspheres; you take care of your health and help the conservation of marine habitats.
  47.  Prefer cloth diapers for your baby; you allow air circulation, reduce allergy and environmental pollution.
  48. He prefers the menstrual cup; take care of your health and that of the environment.
  49. Prefer to give live plants, avoid dead rose bouquets.
  50. Avoid using products that contain batteries; if you use them you prefer rechargeable batteries.
  51. Avoid throwing food scraps down the drain, it helps to conserve sources of help