It's no secret that our lifestyle impacts the environment in many ways. A sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle is most certainly going to help the environment by reducing the amount of pollution that enters the soil, water, and air. The first step is to understand what you can do to become greener in every part of your life. Use the knowledge you learn on this journey, whether it's through herbal recipes, healthy lifestyle tips, or just a little inspiration, to develop green living that is compatible with your lifestyle and makes your home greener and more sustainable than ever. Make an effort to share this with your friends and community.
Here are 10 eco-friendly ideas you can practice every day:
Ditch the use of Single-use plastics
Plastic is one of the most versatile materials used and is the biggest environmental nuisance. We need to curb the use of plastic by shifting to biodegradable and compostable materials.
Whatever we buy leaves an imprint on our ecosystem. It is our responsibility to make sure that our needs are met while keeping the needs of the generations to come in mind. We can buy less but also smart, choose ethical brands, shop local, go natural, and make informed choices. You can find many curated eco-friendly products, from sustainable fashion brands to sustainable laundry detergents.
Use energy saver lightbulb /Purchase energy-efficient appliances.
Reducing energy use limits the number of carbon emissions in the environment and also save you money on electricity.
4. Use a low-flow showerhead
On average, each person uses about 302-378 liters ( 80-10 gallons) of water per day. Low-flow showerheads are designed to reduce the amount of water wasted which will also reduce your water bill.
5. Waste less, compost more
Composting is an efficient food recovery method that makes sure none of your food leftovers go to waste. The organic materials left are fed to the soil, where they are converted into smaller nutrients that help plants grow. Rather than feeding your food to landfills, composting at home is an efficient strategy to reduce our waste and fertilizer impression. Want to learn more about composting? Check out this article from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's website
When traveling, try to reduce your carbon footprint by recycling on the go, packing light, using mass-transits, eat locally, stay at a green hotel, and travel to greener and eco-friendly sites or countries.
Recycling is one of the biggest favors you can do to the planet. Not only does it help reduce waste, but also reduces the burden on resources, helps fight global warming and pollution, and brings social, economic, and comfort as well.
Go Digital! Use less paper
With the invention of the personal computer, paper printing has reduced massively, however, there is still a lot of paper usage going on. Switching to a completely paperless world is possible for saving trees, reducing waste, and ensuring cost-effectiveness.
Plant trees wherever you can
Trees provide us many benefits. They remove carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen into the atmosphere. As we face the consequences of deforestation, planting trees is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to tackle climate change.
Aware, sensitize and lead the change
Encourage climate change awareness in your household and community, and live a sustainable lifestyle.