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Eco-friendly Lifestyle Guest Post by a Popsicle Stand
Global warming is now one of the major problems affecting humanity and the future of the younger generation. Everybody has the responsibility of making the earth much more habitable.
It takes a collaborative effort to make sure that our planet is safe for our future generation. This includes, and is not limited to, safe drinking water, a fresh breath of clean air and marine life’s sustenance. All these things are essential for the survival of the human race.
Although global warming is a huge threat, all is not lost. You can be part of the change by restructuring your life choices for eco-friendlier ones.
Here are some easy and small changes to make to switch up your lifestyle.
1. Using Your Car Only When Necessary
In densely populated cities globally, there are higher cases of air pollution because of vehicle emissions. To lessen these emissions, you can be part of the movement supporting vehicle-free days and leave your car home.
Instead, hop onto your bike and ride to work or use public transport systems like buses, trains or trams. If you are in the mood, you can also skate to work or walk if you have time.
2. Using Less Water for Domestic Purposes
Performing daily work chores at home and even personal grooming requires the usage of water. You can regulate the amount of water you use at home by simply reducing the time spent in the shower, avoiding leaving the taps open and running when brushing your teeth and even regulate the sprinkler time. All of these habits can help reduce the problems of water shortage.
3. Recycling and Reducing Waste
Shopping is yet another lifestyle choice that greatly impacts the environment, especially among urban dwellers. Although you can afford to buy all these things, it would be better to opt for eco-friendly options like avoiding buying plastic bottled water. Doing this goes all the way in reducing the pilling up of non-recyclable waste.
4. Use of LED Light Bulbs
You can also opt for cheaper and eco-friendlier energy options to power up your home like LED light bulbs. These bulbs consume significantly less energy, which means that you will spend a lot less in paying for your electricity. You can also consider using solar panels in your house because they can prove to be more efficient.
5. Buy Fair Trade and Locally Grown Products
Many local producers try to keep their products organic, hormone and pesticide-free. This is not only beneficial for their customers but also for the environment. Therefore, it goes a long way in ensuring that harmful toxins, especially from pesticides are kept at bay to help improve crops and air quality. You can support such movements by buying in on their products and pushing the agenda to your family and friends.
6. Use Reusable Bags for Groceries
Buying home supplies is something you do regularly. Therefore, if you keep buying plastic bags for your groceries, you will end up with a heap of plastic waste. To avoid this, you can opt to buy reusable grocery bags to carry with you every time you go out grocery shopping.
You can be part of the small change towards achieving an eco-friendly environment by changing a few of your lifestyle choices. You may realize that, in the process, it may even save you a lot of money.
Have you implemented any of these changes in your life?