If you are reading this, it’s highly likely that you are someone committed to sustainability and the future of the planet, so the PerSus app is simply perfect for you.
Just check this incredible list!
1. You can inspire yourself and others by sharing stories in your personal profile!
PerSus is a social network that connects you with other people commited with personal sustainability, here you’ll see activities and challenges that others are doing to improve the world.
2.The app helps you measure your personal sustainability according to the three great pillars: People, Planet and Prosperity.
Everytime you publish in your story or feed, the app will grant you points that will help you measure your personal sustainability according to the three great pillars: People, Planet and Prosperity.
3. In the challenges section you will find fun and interesting challenges.
There are many challenges that will make you research and learn about your view of the world to find daily motivation. You can also challenge your contacts with any type of sustainability activity you can think of: try buying local products instead of shopping at large chains, make new friends outside of your usual social circle, volunteer to teach a virtual class for your community or simply go walk outside to appreciate your area.
Every idea is valuable to reflect about our society and the planet! To become familiar with the challenges and create a sustainable actions habit, I recommend one challenge for each of the PerSus pillars:
4. People Pillar:
Within this section, I challenge you to “Unplug tonight.” As human beings immersed in the technology world, we owe ourselves a couple (or more) hours unplugged from all of those notifications and news that bombard us every minute of the day. I know it’s not easy, I myself find it hard to leave my phone outside the bedroom, but I promise nothing bad will happen and the world will not end of you try this for one night.
You will feel the difference in the morning!
5. Planet Pillar:
An excellent and fun challenge to peak into this pillar is: cook an entirely plant-based dinner this week.
The goal is not to become vegetarian overnight, but reducing your meat consumption is good even for those of us who love this product: you reduce the industry’s water consumption, level the toxins in your body and allow your system to “rest” for one night.
Try it once a week and I guarantee you will feel an interesting change!
6. Prosperity Pillar:
A well-known phrase that your grandparents probably used to say: “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” They were right! And that is precisely the name of this challenge. I bet that you have clothes in your closet that you do not wear and you could donate or exchange for some other item that you like more or simply has some real purpose in your life.
In Mexico we have a great number of markets and bazaars where you can buy and exchange second hand items in good condition. This practice reduces the mass consumption of single-use goods, in addition to benefiting your wardrobe, living room or kitchen with the great variety of products you can exchange.
It’s time to visit a second-hand bazaar to acquire a vintage garment, a painting for your wall or a utensil for the home!
7. Last, butcertainly not least, on the PerSus app you can rate any business.
It’s true! You can rate any business you have visited according to their sustainable practices. Do they take care of their staff, are they environmentally friendly, do they have good practices that benefit their area, do they worry about their waste?
I know all of these questions come to mind since you became interested in sustainability, so knowing your feedback and rating about your favorite places is very valuable and interesting for our digital community.
At the end of the day, there is nothing like knowing the recommendations of a place through the experience of other people like us.
I hope you liked this mini-tour of the PerSus app and feel encouraged to download it, discover its features, beautiful graphics (its beauty is worth noting) and, above all, the value that this tool can provide in your search for a more sustainable life and planet.