减少食物浪费和购买当地种植的农产品可以减少碳足迹。在不同的地理位置大批量生产的产品，维护成本很高，而且还添加了更高水平的防腐剂。这可以通过购买当地种植的食物来避免(Fitzpatrick, McCarthy， & Byrne, 2015)。在向他人解释可持续发展之前，应该亲自实践这一努力。应该重视在家做饭和需要烹饪的食物。与使用炉子烹饪相比，微波使用的能量更少。在社会上也有一种意识形态，即社会上的其他人或政府将致力于可持续性。社会中存在的个人对这种可持续性做法有一种权利感。除此之外，社会上还有一种邻避(不是在我家后院)的态度。事实上，它实际上是由每个家庭引起的(Fitzpatrick, McCarthy， & Byrne, 2015)。
Reducing wastage of food and buying locally grown produce can decrease carbon footprint. Products that are mass-produced in different geographical locations cost a lot in maintenance and they are sprinkled with higher levels of preservatives. This can be avoided by buying locally grown foods (Fitzpatrick, McCarthy, & Byrne, 2015). This is an endeavour that should be practiced personally before explaining about sustainability to others. There should be importance given to cooking meals at home and cooking products that need to be cooked. Microwaves have been found to use lesser energy when compared to use stove cooking.There is also an ideology in society that other people in society or the government will embark on sustainability. There is a sense of entitlement in individuals existing in societies regarding this sustainability practices. Apart from this there is also NIMBY (Not in my backyard) attitude that exists in society. In reality it is actually caused in every household (Fitzpatrick, McCarthy, & Byrne, 2015).
This should change; there should be more awareness about each individual action to bring change. Hence after changing, personally there should be importance given to changing the ideology in society. This can be done by using social media, participating in awareness campaign for sustainability and by participating in actual research for renewable energy products. According to me, sustainability is a necessity in the current times. It has caused pandemic damage to the world. Every member of each society should participate in bringing more sustainability. From a personal standpoint sustainable actions can be divided into three aspects. First is the change in personal ideology to embrace change and understand the gravity of the situation. Second is bringing in practices that are more sustainable and eco-friendly. Third is after bringing innovative sustainable practices on a personal front to create awareness of sustainability.