5 Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably
The future of life on Earth depends on how we address the problems we are facing now, such as climate change, pollution and deforestation.
Here are 5 ways you can be more eco-friendly.
🍀 Reduce your water and energy use
This might be one of the easiest ways on this entire list to help the environment. Keeping our planet healthy can truly be as easy as switching off the lights when they’re not needed, taking shorter showers and unplugging electronics when not in use.
Changing incandescent light bulbs to LED light bulbs, replacing your current shower head with a low-flow shower head and turning your water heater down are some of the easiest and most effective ways to help curb your water and energy usage daily.
🍀 Reduce your plastic waste
Plastic is a material that helps us as consumers in many ways, but after it fulfills its purpose, it ends up in places like landfills, lakes and oceans where it will remain forever since plastic is manufactured to last.
So, what’s the best way to fight this issue? Buy less plastic and recycle or upcycle the material when it can’t be avoided.
🍀 Make some meatless meals
Eating low on the food chain is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment, but what does that mean? Well, picture a food pyramid. On your lowest and largest tier, you will find fruits, veggies, grains and legumes. These foods have the least impact on the environment to produce.
This doesn’t mean you need to go vegan overnight. Even small, simple changes to your diet can make a big difference.
🍀 Choose environmentally responsible products
When buying anything from cleaning supplies to makeup, there are usually product options that were manufactured with fewer impacts on the environment than others.
🍀 Participate in nature cleanups
Head outside, bring a knapsack and pick up some litter. You may have to try out your first clean up on your own as social distancing is incredibly important right now, but once society returns to its normal hustle and bustle, grab some friends and make picking up litter a social activity.
At The EcoFairy, our goal is to help you build a more sustainable life by offering you a line of reusable products. We offer products that last and that will help you reduce the amount of plastic you use.