Going Green With Your New Lifestyle? Some Tips On Major Life Decisions

Posted on November 25, 2017 by Andrew

At some point in your life, you may decide that environmentalism and sustainability are a priority in your life, and that means that you want to go green. But, especially when it comes to a lifestyle change, this comes with defined goals and stipulations. When you’re making major life decisions, that’s when you have to get your priorities straight.

Some of the life decisions that can have environmentalism as a factor include when you’re buying a house, when you’re choosing a career, if you want to pursue activism as part of your life, and how you’re going to approach the idea of waste management.

Buying a House

When it’s time to buy a house, if you plan on keeping your green perspective, there are number factors to consider. Is the house built out of materials that are sustainable? In other words, did the wood, concrete, paint, and other building materials come from sustainable resources? Has the house been built so that it uses energy in the most efficient way possible? For example, are you using thermal energy or solar power to the capacity that is available in your area?

Choosing a Career

Specific careers are more environmentally concerned than others. For example, if you work at a recycling center, that is particularly green. If you work on an oil rig, that is particularly not green. So when you choose a career that involves environmentalism, that will fit directly in with your new sustainable lifestyle. The more people who make this kind of decision, the more quickly the green movement will start overtaking some of the pollution-centric jobs and activities that are so prevalent these days in industrialized nations.

Pursuing Environmental Activism

If you’re going to claim the green lifestyle, and you probably have to do some environmental activism. These can be short, voluntary stints like working to clean up your local community. Or they can be longer-term activities like being a part of a call center that is set to organize and inform people about environmental activities.

Waste Management as a Business Manager or Individual

Waste management is a huge part of being green. At home, obviously, you should recycle and use environmentally friendly equipment, materials, and practices. But especially as a business manager, you can make significant decisions that have a more substantial impact. For instance, if you are handling recycling in a way that prevents your waste from being put into landfills, then you’re doing a lot of good. Business owners and managers can make a more considerable difference than individuals simply because they have a more substantial amount of materials that they work with on a daily basis. As an environmentalist, you should bring your attitudes into the professional world.

 

Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It

According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings

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