With the issue of climate change becoming more and more apparent, many of us are striving to do everything we can to be more environmentally friendly. From recycling household waste to having a meat-free diet, there are many things you can do to help save the planet. Whilst it’s now commonplace to have a household bin dedicated to recycling, there are hundreds of other less widely recognised lifestyle changes one can make to be more eco-friendly. Below, we’ve listed a few simple yet effective alterations you can implement to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
Grow your own produce
If you’re not green fingered by nature, don’t be discouraged. As long as you’ve got a garden and a willingness to learn, you’ll have a flourishing vegetable patch up and running in no time. With so many gardening websites offering handy hints and tips on growing your own produce, eco-friendly living has never been simpler! As well as reducing your carbon footprint, you’ll also likely save a small fortune on groceries.
This is something many of us will already be conscious of, however, it’s crucial to take all aspects of our lifestyles into consideration. For example, when it comes to shopping, opt for e-receipts if possible. You could also get your bills emailed to you as opposed to posted. Try to imagine every possible scenario in which paper is used and adapt your lifestyle accordingly to cut down on wastage.
Host a clothes swapping party
Although clothing is something we all need, purchasing brand new items regularly is not the most eco-friendly approach. Many pieces of clothing are made using harmful chemicals and with a significant amount ending up in landfills each year, it’s our job to give our clothes a longer lifespan to protect the environment. Whether you’ve grown out of a pair of jeans or you’ve simply gone off them, chances are there is someone out there who will snap them up. So, to get rid of some unwanted items (and potentially pick up a couple of new ones) invite your friends round for an eco-friendly evening of clothes swapping!
Shorten your showers
Whilst we all want a long hot shower to rejuvenate us for the day ahead, cutting it short by just a couple of minutes a day could save gallons of water. Don’t turn on your shower until you’re ready to wash and always opt for a shower instead of a bath to reduce wastage.
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