Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is not only important now, for the good of yourself and the world around you—but it’s essential for the success of future generations.
If you’ve landed on this article, you’re likely one of the 45% who takes climate change “very seriously” or at least one of the 29% who see it as a “somewhat serious” threat. You might be one of the two-thirds of people who believe they need to make significant changes in the way you live to support the greater good and reduce your carbon footprint.
But from driving less to recycling more, how much of an impact is your sustainable living really making? Are there any considerations you should be making or habits you should be implementing into your daily life?
Below, we discuss some of the ways to live a more environmentally-friendly existence.
You Know the Three Rs—But What About the Other Two?
The phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle” is probably a mantra that you regularly go by. However, there are two more frequently overlooked Rs you can add to this saying: “refuse” and “rot.”
The practice of refusing essentially means to refuse items that create waste. That can mean anything from single-use plastic products (such as that small plastic bag you stick your veggies into) to refusing giveaways and promotional gifts from businesses.
What does rot have to do with anything? Well, there are a few ways you can turn your “rot” into something more sustainable. For example, you could consider composting, grasscycling, or even worm composting.
Stay on the Never-Ending Quest to Learn More About an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle
Going green doesn’t mean you insulate your home to save on energy and call it a day.
Rather, sustainable living is something you have to actively practice and learn more about every day. That means everything from questioning your shopping habits to reading clean living content and more.
Find sites like Shelf that dedicate their page to a slew of sustainable topics. There, you’ll find answers to everything from what a vegan diet entails to what reusable snack bags you can place in your kitchen cabinets. Other green living websites include the likes of Treehugger, Eartheasy, Zero Waste Home, and more.
If you’re constantly questioning how you interact with the world, from the things you consume to the things you throw away, you’ll be doing your part to make every day Earth Day.
As you can see from this article, there are so many ways to positively impact the environment, both locally and globally.
You might already be doing some things to practice an eco-friendly lifestyle—but can you do more? The chances are that you can! And if you’ve made it this far, you understand how important it is to live sustainably and with the earth and future generations in mind.If you enjoyed this post, you’re sure to love the rest of what our page has to offer. Keep scrolling to learn more about the world and what inhabits it!