Tips For Living A More Environmentally-Friendly Life
It was only a few short years ago that the idea of living in this way was deemed too much, but now most people recognize the need for a significant shift in how we are operating as a culture and individually.
If you have decided that you would like to live a more environmentally-friendly life, there are a number of places you can start, and it is likely to be easier than you think to make this happen.
In this post, we will go through some of the things you can do to live in this way more effectively, starting today.
Use Green Energy
One of the most significant things you can do is to change what kind of energy you use. If you know that you could be using greener energy, then why not make 2021 your year to do just that? There are so many green options for energy out there, and the truth is that they are cheaper and easier than you might think to have them installed. Something like a solar installation is actually likely to end up making you money in the long run, and yet you will also be doing your part for the planet.
Switch To Eco-Friendly Toilet Paper
Few people think about the toilet paper they are using, but this is actually one of the worst things to ignore, for the toilet paper industry has a lot to answer for in terms of its sustainability targets. If you want to change this up, it’s wise to switch to eco-friendly toilet paper, which is made out of bamboo rather than trees. Bamboo grows so quick you can watch it grow, so you are not going to be adding to the deforestation of the planet just by going to the bathroom. This makes all the difference.
Reduce Your Water Usage
The average household uses far too much water, and part of the problem is that many of us fail to think of water as a valuable resource. But you should think of it as the most valuable resource there is. Just because there is a water cycle doesn’t mean you can’t waste water, and most of us do end up wasting too much. Reducing your water usage will basically amount to being more conscious of when you are using it, and taking simple small steps to cut it down. You might find this is easier than you think.
If you don’t already make your own compost, this is an enjoyable and easy way to do your bit for the planet. All you need to do is collect your food and kitchen waste, as well as your garden trimmings, into a pile somewhere, ideally covered although that is not necessary all of the time. Then you can add the occasional bit of corrugated cardboard or egg carton to the mix. Over time, you will develop a crumbly, sweet-smelling compost, which is fun to make and also good for the planet compared to throwing stuff away.