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Green Living Choices During Specific Life Events

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Andrew

Green living is a choice that matters across all different aspects of your life. Partial green living might be something along the lines of trying to recycle whenever it’s convenient, but if you really want to do your part for the environment, you really need to think in broader terms.


And for the sake of argument, consider that you want to still think green when it comes to big events like recovering from addiction, moving to a new home, building a new home from scratch, having a wedding, or even as long-range as choosing a new career. There are green decisions all that way through that spectrum.

Recovering From Addiction

Living green means living in tandem with the earth, and with the environment. And that means if you run into a situation where you’ve stumbled into an addiction, a good return to your emotional home base is through returning to a clean, clear, open environment. Yes, even your choice of rehab facilitates will suggest to your conscious mind how concerned you are with the state of your carbon footprint and its related effects.

Moving To a New Home

If you have the money or other resources to do it, think green when moving into a new home as well. If you can, find out what areas have the best ratio of renewable energy available. Find a community where the residents work together to keep parks clean, water sources clean, and recycle everything they can. In these cases, moving to a new home is more about your neighbors than it is about the actual structure that you’re going to be moving into.

Building a New Home

And this is getting pretty far up there in the price range, but if you can afford to build a new home, then you can probably afford to build one with environmentally friendly practices. And if you’re really ambitious, you try to build a tiny house, which has an incredibly small environmental impact, and you get to learn about minimalism in the process as well.

Did you know that nowadays shipping containers can be modified to create multi-unit affordable housing developments? Compared to traditional brick-and-mortar buildings, container buildings offer an attractive alternative. In addition to serving as standard storage containers for vessels, trucks and railcars – the shipping containers can also be expertly modified to produce everything from offices to modular laboratories (https://bmarkostructures.com/modular-laboratories-and-clean-rooms/). Due to the large variety of configuration options available, the possibilities of modifying shipping containers are virtually endless. Perhaps you can also look into something like this to be more eco-friendly and sustainable while building your house.

Having a Wedding

Weddings can actually be quite wasteful when it comes to environmental considerations. There’s a lot of collecting of throwaway resources at the classic wedding, so if you want to avoid chucking thousands of dollars worth of cheap garbage, invest in stuff that can be reused, and avoid cluttering your experience.

Choosing a New Career

If you’re choosing a career in fracking or oil drilling, you’re probably not going to be able to get away from the fact that you’re wrecking the environment. On the other hand, if you choose a job that is in place to try to improve the balance between humans and nature, then you’ll probably go to sleep at night with a clean conscience.

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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