Going green doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. You don’t have to be rich to do something for the Earth. Every small step matters and can encourage others to get rid of old habits that somehow contribute to a healthier environment.
More and more people decide to live a more eco-friendly and sustainable life. However, it must be mentioned that many of the actions taken by them are not necessarily a groundbreaking action. They have even been a common practice among indigenous communities and low-income families among others.
Creating and maintaining a greener lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. Keeping your consumption and waste production in mind will help you find eco-friendly solutions for your personal lifestyle and circumstances. Just a few changes can make a world of difference.
Here we are sharing some tips on how to develop an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Support Your Local Businesses:
- Start a small garden, even an herb garden in your windowsill.
- Try to regrow your food from scraps like green onions or celery.
- Join a CSA (community supported agriculture) and receive local, farm-fresh goodies straight to your doorstep.
- Support your local small businesses like local soap makers etc.
- Find your local repair shops like tailors, cobblers, tinkerers, and woodworkers to get all of your things repaired.
- Support companies that have ethical practices.
- Look for companies that are environmentally focused.
- Purchase products that give back to environmental organizations like through 1% for the planet.
- Pick products that have staying power and will last with your for years.
Make Easy Changes In Your Kitchen:
- Don't buy individual servings of food. Buy larger servings and portion them out at home.
- Use reusable dishcloths instead of paper towels. Avoid plastic wrap by switching to beeswax wraps.
- Quit aluminum foil by switching to Papermi.
- Keep a stocked pantry so you can make all of your favorite meals quickly without creating trash.
- Spend a few minutes prepping a few foods to help get zero waste dinners on the table fast.
- Swap sponges for compostable bamboo dish scrubs
- Store your food in glass containers like snapware or mason jars.
Make Easy Changes In Your Bathroom:
- Use a safety razor or electric razor instead of a disposable plastic razor.
- Opt for a bar of soap instead of body wash.
- Try a shampoo bar or use a refillable service like Plaine Products.
- Switch to reusable cotton rounds instead of disposables.
- Opt for a bamboo toothbrush ( My favorite is Brush with Bamboo ).
- Opt for products in glass instead of plastic.
- Look for beauty products with clean ingredients that are better for both your health and the health of the planet.
- Install a bidet attachment
- Go for recycled or tree-free toilet paper.
Ecological sustainability is very important when it comes to eco-friendly living. Without a stable ecosystem, things start to fall apart. Making sure that we’re planting more native trees to replace those that have been felled, to make room for developments. Which is suggested something that more people and businesses need to do to protect the environment and improve air quality.
If you have let your food go a little bit too far past its ‘best by’ then you need to be sure to compost it rather than putting it in the bin. Not only will this help create a natural fertilizer and keep your garden green, it’ll also reduce the amount of waste going to landfill - and as it won’t break down anaerobically, there will not be a build-up of methane gas.
Recycle and upcycle:
Even if you can’t fix things, you don’t have to throw them away if they don’t work properly anymore. Give them another life! A ragged T-shirt can find its way into your cleaning cupboards as a piece of wiping cloth. If you can use a sewing machine, your partner’s pair of jeans may survive as your new skirt.
Eat locally and seasonally:
Many people change their diet completely and go vegetarian or vegan due to the immense amount of water used when processing meat. You might have no intention or may not have the capacity to do this, so, it’s okay! Start small. For beginners, try reducing your meat consumption and purchase seasonal food locally. We bet there are some farmers’ markets in your hometown.
Save water and electricity:
For starters, you should stop taking long showers. If you can pay for a low-flow showerhead, it’s recommended to buy one. If you can’t, then it might be time to reevaluate your shower time. just spend less time in the bathroom. The same idea applies to other water- using objects like washing machines or dishwashers? Only start them when they’re full. As for human water consumption drink tap water instead of bottled water, if possible.
At woodushop.com we always promote healthy living and encourage people to use eco-friendly products. We hope the tips mentioned above can be beneficial for our readers; we will continue showing such efforts in the future towards encouraging a healthy environment.