6 Tips For Going Green

6 Tips For Going Green

How do you care for our planet? Do you make thoughtful decisions on what materials you bring into your home, or do you educate yourself on how to reduce your carbon footprint? Any effort made to be eco-friendly makes a positive impact on our earth.

Interested in learning about 6 easy ways to go green? Keep reading! 

Sort garbage and recycling properly

An issue in today's world is that many people are not educated on how to properly recycle. Packaging is often thrown out incorrectly, which results in these remains ending up in landfills and will take years, even decades to decompose. 

Recycling is crucial if we want to heal our planet for future generations. Recycling begins at home. Think about making use of packaging for something new instead of throwing it away; that is still considered recycling. As new materials and packaging enter the market, recycling is becoming more difficult. On top of new materials, there are different rules from one city to another. Every product should have a series of symbols that guide you on how to properly recycle your packaging. It can be difficult to know what goes where, but if you properly recycle, you are contributing to a healthy eco system. Take a look at your local town or city's website for recycling guidelines!

Ditch single use plastic

We use so many one time materials that just get thrown out right after use such as plastic water bottles, food packaging, and plastic bags. There are great options for reusable products these days. Replace plastic water bottles and plastic containers with reusable ones to cut down on the use of plastic. 

Use reusable materials as much as possible

Plastic bags are a big cause of ecological problems. Ditch the store plastic bags and bring your own reusable bags. Plastic bags take hundreds of years to decompose and pose a particular threat to wildlife. Many animals face danger as they mistake plastic bags coated in chemicals for food. Whether you like to shop with plastic, paper, or canvas, try to reuse your bags as much as possible. 

Bike and walk as much as you can

Car pollution is one of the major causes of global warming. Cars and trucks emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which contribute one-fifth of the United States' total global warming pollution. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere, which causes worldwide temperatures to rise. Getting around by bike or foot is definitely easier in some cities more than others. In an area that is difficult to not use a car, try using public transit or carpooling with others to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Eat locally

Growing organic food is labor intensive but requires 30%-50% less energy to produce. Support local businesses and markets and contribute to the saving of transport emissions. 

Reduce energy consumption

There are a lot of ways to cut back on the energy you use in your home. These changes will lead to cheaper energy bills and more money in your pocket! That is a win for you and a win for the earth. Turning off lights, unplugging unused appliances, and programming your thermostat can make a huge difference in reducing your energy bill and carbon footprint.

 

We care about you and the planet. With a strong goal to promote green living and saving the planet, our hope is to reach and influence households to not only use environmentally sustainable products manufactured from naturally derived materials, but to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. We are committed to the contribution of sustainable and natural living. 

 


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