The health of our mother earth is finally at the forefront of everyone’s mind. We’re becoming more proactive or our effect on the earth and are trying our best to reverse the damage. I for one am trying to do my part to lessen my carbon footprint. If you’re interested in learning on how to become more eco-friendly please read on.
What Is Eco-Friendly?
So before we dive in let’s figure out what is eco-friendly? So basically in normal talk, it’s doing things that are healthy and good for the environment. So think like your electricity and your car, how many toxins are you using? You can always calculate your carbon footprint and see how your daily life affects the environment using this online calculator here.
I’ve been pro earth since I heard Michael Jackson’s Earth Song. The imagery of that video really resonated with me and awoke a passion in me to help the environment. Of course, the best thing you can do is donate to ACTUAL causes that help clean up the oceans and regulate big business polluting the environment. However, there are personal changes that can be done that definitely help the cause.
How I’m Becoming Eco-Friendly?
Here are some super easy ways you can go green and help our environment.
If you have an outdoor space that’s perfect or you can do it in your apartment. I have a guide on how to start your own here. If that’s just not possible you can also look up a local compost in your area.
A community garden or buying locally is always a good move.
Your local farmers market is a great place to start. The food is locally sourced and doesn’t use any preservatives so it’s good for you too.
Adopt a Greener Diet
Eating more veggies as opposed to meat is not only better for the environment but is good for your waistline. Housing, feeding and slaughtering animals pollute the water and air and is the leading cause of deforestation. There’s plenty of Netflix documentaries to back this up. There’s nothing in meat that you cant get from a vegetable. Look it up. If you think itll be too expensive it’s not. I spend no more than 75 dollars or so for a week and a half worth of food. That’s with me also buying veggie meat aka tofu.
Non-foodways you can help is.
Turn off lights and unplug devices. It’s easier if everything is connected to a surge protector.
Shut off the water if not using it.
Get a Brita filter.
Walk when you can.
If you want to keep your body moving you have to keep your body moving.
Plant a tree join a community garden if you have a green thumb.
Use bar soap and repurpose old bottles. I’m a skincare addict so when I run out of product reuse it for another product or in my garden.
And lastly, wash clothes in cold water and when possible you can air dry. Also buy used when possible always upcycle. You’ll feel better for it. ??