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6 Easy Ways To Transition Into An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

As the days go by, everyone should take part in helping to save the environment. While you can support other companies or organizations who take part in making the world a better place to live in, you can start on your own as well.  

Saving the world starts with a single person who wants to make a change. If you’re leaning toward that idea, you can begin within yourself at home, until you’re ready to share your success to your community. Listed below are the ways on how you can implement an eco-lifestyle within your home:  

  1. Use Solar Energy  

As you subscribe to your municipality’s energy supply, you’re already taking part in not making the world a better place since their energy source contributes to the carbon footprint. To get out of the system, consider switching to solar energy as the primary energy source in your home.  

When you choose to go for solar energy, not only will you be helping to save the planet, but you also reduce your energy bill in a big way. If you’re worried about your energy source during the absence of daylight, you can add a Home battery that refuels during the day and gives you enough supply at night.  

Moreover, you should prepare for the initial cost of installing a solar panel as they don’t come in cheap. But with the benefits it can provide for the planet and your pockets, it’s an investment you shouldn’t miss.

  1. Avoid Single-Use Plastics 

Whether you’re dining in or ordering for a take-out, you should inform the cashier or crew that you won’t be needing their plastic utensils or plastic containers. While it can be an added weight in your bag, you should consider bringing your own set of utensils and containers to avoid using single-use plastic on your hands. In this way, you’re not adding waste to the landfill and you’re taking part in helping to save the environment.  

Apart from restaurants, you should also consider bringing your own grocery or shopping bag with you every time you head out. In this way, you can refrain from using plastic or paper bags which could be an added waste in your home.  

  1. Recycle As Much As Possible 

Each time you go out and shop, it’ll be almost unavoidable to purchase something that you throw away when it no longer serves its purpose. You might be buying a pack of cookies inside a tin jar or shoes inside a shoebox. With those things, instead of putting them in the trash, you can repurpose them into something useful inside your home.  

You can add a cover to the tin cans and containers to allow them to match the interior of your home. In this way, you’re not only expanding your creativity, but also saving money instead of purchasing new containers.  

Suppose you have items in your household that you can no longer repurpose. In that case, consider gathering similar materials and bringing them to your nearest recycling center so can you allow others to recycle them for you. 

  1. Skip Using Car 

If you need to get to places that don’t necessarily require using a car or any engine vehicle, you might want to consider skipping the car and try walking or biking instead.  

Every time you use your car, you contribute to the existing air pollution, which is never a good thing. Alternatively, biking or walking will be helpful for the environment. Plus, you’d be getting good exercise.  

  1. Build Your Garden  

While it can be easier to purchase fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the market, you can grow one in your backyard, allowing you to save money and the environment. 

To grow your own produce, ensure you have an area in your yard where it can get the most amount of sunlight. You can buy seeds at your local store or get them on your own by researching how you can acquire seeds from the produce you have at home.  

As you decide how to build your garden, you can ensure that your plants live in a healthy environment without any added chemicals, allowing you to enjoy genuinely natural produce.  

  1. Reduce Waste 

One way you can help save the world is by reducing the amount of waste you produce each day. You can begin by bringing your reusable cup and straw so you can allow the store to fill your cup instead of using their disposable ones.  

For your home use, try cooking enough meals for everyone and avoid cooking in excess which might end up in the trash. You can also consider creating a compost bin in which you can easily throw in your food waste along with the garden waste. You can then use compost as your natural fertilizer for your plants. In this way, you can help your plants get the most nutrients they need.  

Conclusion 

Saving the world starts with the smallest of actions. You can begin with yourself by reducing the amount of waste you produce and refraining from using single-use plastics. Moreover, you can recycle old containers by repurposing them or bringing them to your nearest recycling center. If you’d like to save money and the environment, you can build your garden and install solar panels that can incredibly change your lives.  

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.
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