If you’re tired of hearing about how the Earth’s environment is rapidly degrading, then you’re probably are wondering how you can help. One of the best ways to save the Earth is by living less of a wasteful lifestyle- also known as “being green.”
Eco-friendly habits start with making some simple changes within can have significant effects. A lot of people think that being green requires substantial changes which may be inconvenient. However, you can make easy and small steps which can make a big difference for the environment, without breaking a sweat.
Here are some of the best ways that you can start making a difference right away.
Use Alternative Forms of Transportation
One of the biggest contributors to pollution is too many people driving their cars. Cutting back on your driving and using alternative forms of transportation can make a big improvement in the air that we breathe.
Once, or a few times a week, consider taking the bus or riding your bike to work. If you’ve never ridden your bike in traffic before, make sure to wear a helmet. Getting into an accident on your bike could be incredibly dangerous and even fatal.
Cut Back On Meat
Cutting back on your meat consumption can have a massive impact on the environment. A large portion of the Earth’s is used to raise livestock, which contributes to a large percentage of CO2. CO2 is harmful to the Earth.
Consider cutting back or eliminating meat from your diet entirely. You won’t just be doing something for the Earth, but you may find that this diet suits you better and even boosts your energy.
Use Less Paper
There is a tremendous amount of waste in our world, which is largely attributed to paper. The less paper that you use, the less will need to be produced. Try to go digital whenever possible. If there’s a magazine that you like, subscribe to their online edition instead of opting for a paper subscription.
Ask your bank to send you digital statements rather than paper. in addition to using less paper, recycle paper whenever possible.
Handwash Your Dishes
Your dishwasher takes up a considerable amount of energy. Try and wash your dishes whenever you can. Not only will your electric bill be significantly lower, but you’re also be helping out the Earth.
Use Reusable Bags
When grocery shopping, opt for a canvas bag rather than paper or plastic. Most stores offer reusable bags at the checkout. It may cost a small initial fee, but you can use it over and over again.
Canvas bags can come in handy for more than just groceries. You can use them for transporting just about anything. If you do find yourself with plastic bags, feel free to reuse those as well.