Going green is certainly a lot more mainstream these days. But are you doing everything you can to live more eco-friendly and sustainable? Everyday there should be a chance to incorporate different ways to go green in your lifestyle. Here is a list full of ideas to help build money-saving, eco-friendly habits for an environmentally conscious lifestyle.
- Reuse, Reduce and Recycle
When it comes to making eco-friendly choices in our lives, we have always heard that we should “reuse, reduce and recycle!”
Diy : Whether you are looking to save money or you simply love to craft, do-it-yourself (diy) will help you live more eco-friendly by reducing your overall waste. All the unused resources that are lying around like plastic bottles, clothes, kitchen utensils, can stuff can be used and transformed into something new. For instance, instead of purchasing single-use plastic bags, make your own reusable shopping bags with your remaining cloth that can be used for a long term. You can even switch to reusable kitchen utensils, car tyres to decorate your house or even your garden.
Rainwater : It is important to conserve and preserve this natural resource rainwater for a good purpose. It is one of the easiest ways to save water. It is much more sustainable to use water from the tap for cooking and drinking, and use your harvested rainwater for everything else. It is much better for irrigation, watering your garden, washing your cars and so on.
Avoid single-use plastic : When you start living a more zero-waste lifestyle, you will realize that there may be a lot of lifestyle changes you need to make. Going zero-waste is a great way to reduce your thrash, especially in regards to plastics. The plastic crisis we are facing is affecting the planet as a whole and the animals within it. Learning how to use less plastic in our everyday lives and avoiding single-use plastics is a great way to reduce our personal contribution to plastic pollution.
Use less electricity : It is not surprising that the modern household uses a ton of electricity, what with all the gadgets and appliances that we have nowadays. Yet, unfortunately, all that electricity is not cheap. Hence, there are ways to reduce how much you spend on your electricity bill. For example: unplug your mobile phone as soon as it has finished charging, leave off all the lights unless it’s imperative to have them on, use power during off-peak times. Get solar panels on your roof then you can use the sun’s energy and use Led light bulbs in your daily life.
Recycling bins : Adding a home recycling bin or containers to your kitchen or other area of your house is essential. You can easily start recycling items, instead of just thrashing them. By recycling today, you can change tomorrow.
- Make compost
Composting allows people to turn their kitchen waste like vegetables and fruit peelings, eggshells, leaves into fertilizer for their gardens. It builds the soil by adding rich organic matter. It is extremely beneficial as it reduces your kitchen waste by reusing many scraps that would typically be thrown in the thrash. Hence, you can use it for growing your own vegetables and fruits.
- Save water
If you are environmentally conscious, you will definitely try to save every drop of water. Some actions take very little effort, while others are more challenging. Turn off the water! It sounds simple-and it is but lots of people don’t do it. Whatever your motivation, you should find at least a few ways that will help you to save water. Just like take shorter showers or once your bucket is full, turn off.
- Buy organic products
According to some research, organic foods may have higher nutritional value than conventional food. In the absence of pesticides and fertilizers, plants boost their production of the phytochemicals that strengthen their resistance to bugs and weeds. Organic food production even helps to preserve local wildlife.
Do you honestly think that you are contributing to develop a healthy environment or contributing even one percent to enhance an eco-friendly environment? Taking care of the earth can be easy to do if you start by making just a few simple changes.