Want To Live “Greener”? Try These Easy Steps!

Want To Live “Greener”? Try These Easy Steps!

Going green doesn’t have to be difficult. We make choices daily that affect our footprint on the Earth. Try these simple ways to begin living a greener life!

 

Shop Locally

Pack your reusable bags and spend a morning at the farmer’s markets. You’ll be able to find most of what you need, and save yourself some money, support the locals and by-pass food laden in packages that have travelled miles to make it to your house. You’ll begin to become more efficient at shopping in a more environmentally friendly way while getting a nice dose of sunshine!

 

Gift Plants Over Flowers 

Instead of brightening someone’s day with flowers, why not brighten it with a plant! Not only will it help to purify the air in their home, but you’ll also stop contributing to deforestation, waste, food miles and reduce their pesticide exposure.

 

Follow The Zero-Waste Rule  

Its no surprise that food waste is such a problem, nearly 40% of food in the eventually ends up in a landfill. Challenge yourself and your family to create ‘Zero-Waste’ meals. Those overripe bananas, broccoli stems, and sad tomatoes all still have a use!

 

Become A Minimalist 

Less is more. Detox your closest, clean up your laundry & reduce your spend.
If something no longer serves you, donate it and let it serve someone else! Green up your laundry routine by switching to natural cleaning products and skip the dryer to opt for drying naturally. Finally, stop spending for the sake of spending. 96% of people’s spending habits are linked to emotional reasons.

 

Drive Less, Move More 

How much we rely on transportation has contributed to our ever-growing health problems in today’s society! Dust off your bike takes an old-fashioned walk and make a goal to utilise public transport more than you use your car.