Sustainable living is all about reducing your demand on natural resources. It means changing how you do things so that you can start becoming more of an active part of the life cycle of the cycle of life. It is not a secret that global warming, resource depletion and climate change are all having an impact on people’s and animals’ lives. Sustainable living can have a positive impact on your carbon footprint.
Want to start practicing a more sustainable and green lifestyle? It is not as hard as you may think. Becoming self-sufficient is an organic and rich way of living and you are always one step ahead. Here are some ways you can make that change to your lifestyle today and begin your own ecological living lifestyle.
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Walk Bike or Car Pool
The less you use a car for personal use, the more you and the environment can benefit. As well as reducing pollution and the consumption of natural resources; walking or biking to work will also improve your health and fitness, which has a knock-on effect on your happiness and wellbeing.
If you’re not in a location that allows you to walk or bike, maybe you live too far away, car-pooling is the perfect alternative. It can provide an increased social outlet that also improves the quality of life. Taking one car with 4 people in creates a considerable less amount of pollution than four cars with 1 person inside of each.
Plastic is a material that never goes away. Billions of pounds of it can be found swirling in convergences and it makes up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces. It causes thousands of seabirds, sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals to be killed from ingesting plastic or becoming tangled up in it.
Cut down on your use of plastic by always bringing reusable bags when you shop and not using one-time water bottles. Also, try and avoid buying products that are made from or packaged in plastic when possible. When you are at the supermarket, select unwrapped produce, shop local and cut down on online shopping.
Store Anything Hazardous Correctly
If you are storing anything like fuel or oil for personal use, make sure you store it correctly. These fuels are a hazard to the surrounding environment so if the leak it can have detrimental effects. Commercial businesses have bunded steel tanks but for your own personal use, you can buy small petrol/diesel or multi-compartment tanks. Image source:
Adopt a Water Conservation Strategy
Wasteful water practices are, unfortunately, quite a common thing. Many people do not do not give much thought into their water conservation strategies and it is having a negative effect on the availability of water. Water tanks are great to collect rainwater for things like washing the car or watering the garden and lawns. Image source:
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Make Homemade Products
Start by choosing one product in your home at a time and make a homemade version of it. An easy place to start is making your own cleaning products as many of the ingredients that you need can be found in your kitchen cupboards. Many store bought products are filled with toxins that can harm your family; by making your own homemade products you are making a positive impact on your health as well as the environment.
Eat Fresh, Local and Organic
Growing your own food without pesticides is an amazing green practice and one of the best that you can adopt. Organic farming protects people against health risks that are associated with pesticides along with preventing the contamination of soil and groundwater. If cultivating a food garden isn’t an option for you, there are Farmers Markets to help you eat local and organic. It gives you the opportunity to talk directly to the farmers about their farming practices to ensure they are not using toxic chemicals.
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