Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The old three R’s. Not only should you recycle your waste, but how about your clothing, home products, books, etc.? Using freecycle will help keep your castaways from the landfill. You could also donate to local charities. Also, reducing the number of things you bring into your home will save you valuable time and energy. Less is more!
If you can reuse things for other uses, that is always helpful, like using recyclables in art, gardening, and home projects. Some of the most beautiful floors in the world are made of reclaimed wood. Don’t be afraid to take a chance; you may be amazed at what you can creatively come up with to reuse your unwanted items.
Using the cloth in your home from the kitchen to the bathroom saves trees, gas, money, and chemicals. From paper towels to menstrual pads to cloth diapers, there is an answer for your every need. Not only will cloth save you money, but they will help make the world a healthier place to live in.
Even if you have a brown thumb, you can participate in tree plantings or grow a house plant. Anything you raise will help the earth’s air quality. Better yet, plant a garden and grow your food! Even if you live in an apartment, you can grow things in containers like herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, cucumbers, and more! Many towns also have community gardens that are reasonable to join f you don’t have any space for a garden. Even just a lone houseplant will help! It need not be tedious.
Carpool or Rideshare
Carpooling and sharing rides s the best way to travel. Try to carpool with your coworkers. You may even look for rideshare opportunities in your area. From message boards to the subway, there is a way to reduce your consumption of gas and carbon emissions.
Tell your Neighbor
Most importantly, share with your family and friends what you are doing to become greener. You will be surprised by the feedback and ideas you may find where you least expect it. Building long-lasting and sustainable habits and sharing that information with your friends, families, and neighbors can help the green movement catch on that much faster.
Overall the best way to approach a green lifestyle is by using baby steps. Make a list of long-term goals you would like to achieve, and then plan a course of Acton using small steps to get there.
Thank you for reading!