by Rachel Davies October 17, 2016
Learning to adopt a green lifestyle is a process, and committing to a few small changes can gradually add up to making a big difference. Even better, eco-living can cultivate relationships and save money. Read on to find ways sustainability can be infused into fashion, home, and career. 1 Reduce Waste In addition to recycling, there are natural ways to lessen the amount of household waste you create. Carry a reusable container for water instead of buying bottles and opt for washable containers to store food instead of plastic bags. Also, try to buy grains, spices, and other items in bulk to cut down on the packaging. 2 Shop Local In order to support boutiques and markets in your community, shop locally when possible. Doing so lessens the amount of petrol that's used to transport items and funnels money back into your economy. 3 Buy Ethical Accessories Not all jewellery and bags are equal. To gain peace of mind and add color and style to your wardrobe, choose fair trade accessories produced using sustainable materials made by craftspeople earning a living wage. These items are one-of-a-kind and carry the meaningful stories of the artisans who've created them. 4 Reduce Petrol Consumption While it may not be practical to go completely car-free, it's important to be mindful of how to lessen the amount of fuel used to get from place to place. Want to cut back? Take public transportation more often, bike to work or the market, and invest in a good pair of walking shoes. 5 Invest in Items that will Last An assortment of household items that used to be manufactured to last months or years are now available in disposable forms. Think pens, razors, and lighters. To lessen consumption, consider investing in a fountain pen with reusable ink. 6 Recycle Fashion Vintage and second-hand clothes aren't just hip, they're expanding the right message of eco-chic fashion. Instead of buying new, poorly constructed wearables that may end up in landfills, browse thrift and vintage shops to score better quality, reasonably-priced, and totally unique clothes and accessories. 7 Make your own Household Cleaning Products There are a slew of effective, chemical-free cleaners that cut environmental toxins and decrease air pollution. Simple products like vinegar, tea tree oil, lemon, and baking soda can unclog drains, polish glasses, and make windows spotless. A simple on-line search will turn up recipes. 8 Eat Smarter If you're a meat eater, try eliminating one portion a week. Doing so is better for your pocketbook and lessons the load on the environment. Also, consider planting a garden in your backyard, at a community p-patch, or at a friend's house. Eating homegrown fruits and veggies will result in promoting healthy diets and using less produce packaging. 9 Compost Composting cuts out chemical-based gardening products and is an easy way to turn yard and kitchen waste into nutritious soil food. Planning to harvest organic produce? Good news: compost naturally betters plant growth. 10 Explore Green Careers If you're an eco-minded advocate of choosing green items for your home or wardrobe, consider a green career. The growing green-collar workforce is making gains in a number of industries, including biotech, agriculture, and energy. There are also plenty of jobs for writers, stylists, and chefs looking to change careers while bettering the environment. I just gave you ten tips on green living, tell us the one that stood out to you most and why in the comments section below. I am looking forward hearing from you.
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