It's that time of year again! Time for new starts and new year's resolutions. I must admit that I don't usually do New Year's Resolutions, but I know a lot of people that do and find them helpful. Last year my mum wanted to go zero waste and she was soon teaching me stuff! This year she's decided to go dairy free.

It's also the time of year where gym adverts and diet supplement ads are flooding our social media and television convincing us that losing weight is what we should be doing in 2020, even though it's not necessarily going to fulfil us or make us happy.

And so I decided to make a resolution list with a difference, one to help the planet! 2019 seemed to be the year of awareness of the climate crisis, a year where people really are seeing how important it is that we take care of the planet, so let's make 2020 the year of action. Whether you're a seasoned eco warrior or a newbie to all this sustainability stuff, you'll find something to give a go on this list. Plus there's lots of links to blog posts to help you get started on said resolution.

1. Use less plastic
2. Ditch fast fashion
3. Switch to a reusable water bottle
4. Join your local climate activist group
5. Bring a reusable coffee cup to work
6. Switch to a sustainable beauty routine (after using up your current makeup)
7. Support indigenous people (they protect 80% of the world's biodiversity)
8. Say no to plastic bags
9. Shop second hand 
10. Learn to repair your clothes
11. Start recycling (or learn to recycle better)
12. Shop locally
13. Go zero waste
14. Start composting
15. Meal plan to stop food waste
16. Volunteer for an environmental charity
17. Buy some woodland
18. Wash your clothes less
19. Switch to a renewable energy provider
20. Take your own produce bags shopping
21. Join your local community garden
22. Eat less meat
23. Join beach or river cleans
24. Switch to sustainable sanitary products
25. Get solar panels
26. Have a no fly year
26. Go vegan

28. Insulate your house
29. Buy UK grown produce
30. Switch to handkerchiefs instead of tissues
31. Get things fixed at your local fixing cafe
32. Educate yourself on environmental issues
33. Grow your own food
34. Spend more time in nature
35. Walk more
36. Go Dairy Free
37. Switch to an ethical bank
38. Garden
39. Tell the government to do better on climate change
40. Buy less
41. Take more public transport
42. Join a local tree planting group
43. Stop centring white people in the climate movement
44. Plant wildflowers for bees and butterflies
45. Take your own lunch to work / school
46. Start upcycling
47. Join protests
48. Ditch your car for your commute
49. Help tackle inequality
50. Say no to plastic glitter and new sequins
51. Ditch your car for the commute
52. Be wary of what you share online (fact check articles)

I keep seeing a picture going around that says "Instead of saying how inspiring climate activist are, ask "can I help"? And that's my wish for 2020, you don't have to do it all you just have to do something.

Is your New Year's Resolution for the environment? Let me know in the comments. I'd love some suggestions that aren't on the list!