Green.Org shares three ways you can make your daily routine more sustainable and how you can make a positive impact in your life. Let’ get started.
More and more people are looking to live sustainably. There are many reasons for this shift, but one of the most important is the growing awareness of the environmental impact of our daily choices. Your routine has a big impact on the environment. From the coffee you drink in the morning to the way you get to work, everything you do uses natural resources and creates pollution.
As we become more aware of these impacts, many of us are looking for ways to reduce our footprint. Sustainable living offers a way to do this, by making choices that minimize our use of resources and our waste output. There are a lot of easy ways to make your daily routine more sustainable. For example, you could start recycling your coffee grounds and using them as compost for your plants. Or, you could ride your bike to work instead of driving.
These small daily changes can add up to a big difference for the environment. And, making sustainable choices can also help you save money in the long run. So, why not give it a try? You might be surprised at how easy it is to make your daily routine more sustainable.
Here are three things you can start with:
1. Consider how you power your home
Every time you boil the kettle or turn on the TV, you’re using power. So when it comes to being eco-friendly, one of the most important things is how you power your home. If you rely on coal-fired power plants, your carbon footprint will be much higher than if you use renewable energy sources like solar or wind power. Not only that, but renewable energy is becoming more and more affordable as technology improves.
If you want to make a real difference, start by looking at how you power your home. Solar panels, smart heating, and even backyard wind turbines – there are a growing number of sustainable technological innovations which allow you to power your home in a more sustainable way. There are also many other ways to be more eco-friendly in your home, such as using energy-efficient appliances and investing in insulation
2. Consider Your Diet
The food you eat has to be grown, transported, and processed, all of which can require a lot of energy and resources. For example, meat and dairy products often require more water and land than plant-based foods. And processed foods can come with a lot of packaging that needs to be disposed of.
By making some small changes to your diet, you can help reduce your environmental impact. Consider eating more locally grown produce or cutting down on meat and dairy. You may also want to look for sustainable, organic options that are better for the environment. Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to protecting our planet.
Sustainable living can also lead to improved health and well-being. Sustainable diets, for example, tend to be rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, which are all excellent sources of nutrients and fibre.
3. Consider your transport
Another simple way to be more sustainable is to consider how you travel on a daily basis. If everyone made an effort to walk or cycle instead of taking the car, it would reduce emissions and help to protect the environment. Public transport is another sustainable option that can help to reduce your carbon footprint. It can also be less stressful than driving, giving you the chance to relax or get some work done while someone else does the driving.
So next time you’re planning your journey, think about how you can travel in a more sustainable way. It’s a small change that can make a big difference. And if you’re able to invest in larger changes, electric vehicles are a great way to lead a more sustainable life.
Dylan Welch is the CEO and Host of Going Green, a podcast, website, and social media brand that highlights renewable energy, cleantech, and sustainable news.