Many of us have been hearing about people making a shift in their lifestyles. From the usual day-to-day living to a more conscious and sustainable lifestyle. As we celebrate Earth Day, let’s learn more about how we can make positive changes to the environment.
What is sustainable living?
Sustainable living is a lifestyle that aims to reduce the use of the Earth’s natural resources. Simply, it’s making a conscious effort to choose the things that would positively impact the planet by reducing our carbon footprint.
Here are 5 easy ways to shape a sustainable lifestyle:
1. Save Energy
Start at home by simply switching off the lights when not in use, or opt for energy-saving light bulbs. You can reduce carbon emissions by using alternative ways such as handwashing and hanging your clothes instead of using washing machines and dryers.
2. Ditch Plastic
Let go of one-time-use plastic and switch to washable metal straws, insulated water bottles, and eco bags for grocery shopping.
3. Grow Your Own Produce
Instead of buying, you can plant herbs, fruits, and vegetables in your own home. You don’t need a full bloom garden, small pots would do. You save on your budget and you’ll become healthier too.
With the increasing demand and price of gas, you can start walking on short distant trips. Less fuel consumption, less pollution plus a healthier you. Win-win!
5. Invest In Versatile and Better Quality Clothing That Lasts Longer
Don’t be too overwhelmed by the shifting into a sustainable lifestyle. You can start small until it becomes second nature.
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