Getting starting on the path to living a more sustainable lifestyle may seem like a challenge, especially if you don’t know where to get started. Living a more sustainable way of life doesn’t have to be hard. We have prepared five ways that can change your impact on our Earth. Even if you just pick one thing from this list and start working on it, you’re still moving toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Remember even a small step counts. Use this list to think of one or more small ways you can live a more sustainable lifestyle- starting right now!
Switch To Simple Cleaning Solutions
You’d be amazed at the number of things you can clean with just baking soda and vinegar. We are not joking. You can have a super clean house with no harm to your health or to the environment by just using a few simple ingredients everyone can find in their house. You will clean up space under your sink, help save the environment and you can save some extra money too by not buying all the expensive cleaning products.
Buy Fruits And Vegetables From Local Vendors
We’ve already talked about that before but we will say it once more. Support your local farmers by buying fruits and vegetables from local vendors! This way you not just get fresh farm produce but also promote community support. Don’t forget to bring a reusable shopping bag to pack all your fruits and veggies.
If you do your usual grocery shop in a supermarket you end up with so many plastic bags. Most of them will be only used for a very short time but will take up to 1000 years to break down.
You can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint by changing your driving habits. Walk, bike, carpool or use public transportation whenever possible. Combine errands to make fewer trips. Challenge yourself, your family and friends to have car-free days.
Grow Some Plants
Growing plants is one of the best ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle- for yourself and the environment. Plants support human life, animal life, and even microscopic life. Trees give us oxygen, and some plants can even help to remove toxins from the environment.
You can grow herbs, fruits, or vegetables to provide some of your own food during the growing season. Growing some flowers will not only make your garden beautiful but it will also help out pollinators and other beneficial insects.
If you only have a limited space planting plants in garden containers will be a good option for you.
Rethink Your Gifts
Imagine how much paper we use to wrap our presents. A LOT! Next time when buying gift rethink the packaging, maybe put the present into a bag that receiver can reuse and gift a present to someone else. The good idea is to think about minimalism when choosing a gift and instead of buying something that will be collecting dust on our shelf gift someone an experience. Google some activities or classes near you that you have never done before.