Simple Ways To Make Your Daily Life A Little Greener

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Andrew

We all can benefit from being a little greener and adopting a more environmentally-friendly way of life.  Often times, we think of “going green” as an extreme.  We should sell our homes and live in a tent or throw away our TVs and all of our other personal possessions and live off of the land.  Though some people do live this way, it is not an appealing way of life for most of us who enjoy our daily luxuries.  Here are a few simple ways to make your day to day life a little greener and still keep your television.

Opt For Paper Bags Or Reusable Bags At The Market

We have all seen those reusable grocery bags for sale at our local market, and by spending just a few bucks to buy a couple of these reusable bags you will be cutting down on all of those plastic bags each week that your groceries come home in.  There are many reasons why plastic bags are bad for our planet, so opting to use paper bags or reusable bags while you are on your shopping trips can make your carbon footprint significantly smaller.

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Making some small changes around your home can not only make your house a little greener but can save you money on that electricity bill of yours. By switching your light bulbs to a more energy efficient option and shutting off lights and unplugging electronics when you are not using them, are just a few simple ways to save electricity.  There are even ways to design your home to be more energy-efficient.

Recycle

All of the plastic that we use, cans we go through and old newspapers lying around can be recycled.  Check with your city guidelines for what is acceptable in your recycling bin (and what the procedures are for recycling old electronics), and start recycling anything and everything that can be recycled.

Reduce Food Waste

One of the simplest ways to go green is just being less wasteful when it comes to your food.  Meal prep and eating leftovers is a great way to reduce food waste (and not be so wasteful with your grocery bill either).

There are many reasons to go green or at least try to be a little greener in our daily lives.  No matter if you are in recovery from drug abuse trying to adopt a new life or someone with a renewed sense to help the environment and reduce their carbon footprint, there are always simple and easy ways to go green. Try one or all of these simple but effective ways to adopt a greener way of life.

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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