If you’ve been thinking about ways to make your life more eco-friendly, it may be easier than you think. We have put together a list of easy steps you can take starting today to turn your everyday life into your greener life.
We all recycle every day, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. Instead of just grabbing anything at the store, make a conscious effort to look for recyclable or biodegradable packaging. Seek out a recycle bin instead of using the closer garbage can when you’re in public places. Recycling is far from the cure for what ails our planet, but it is definitely a good place to start.
Looking for recyclable packaging is great and all, but the best way to help the planet is to stop making trash altogether. While it is impossible to eliminate all waste from our lives, you can easily use more of what you have in the house rather than going out shopping. This means not buying new clothes until you need them or borrowing items from neighbors instead of making extra trips to the store.
Use Energy-Efficient Appliances
Next time you have no choice but to replace a major household appliance, be sure you are looking for energy-efficient products and that they are being installed correctly. For example, AC installation services that are done incorrectly can end up wasting more energy and doing more harm than anticipated. Always look for the Energy Star logo to ensure you purchasing energy-efficient products.
Use Less Paper
This one is pretty simple in today’s highly digital world. So much of our daily tasks that once required mounds of paperwork can be done with a few clicks of a mouse or tapping on your phone. By switching to as many online bill pay and other paperless options as possible, you will not only reduce waste but save trees that would otherwise be cut down.
Plant a Tree
If you have a yard or space, plant a tree this week. It’s not that tough and will give back to the planet for a long time to come.
Our world needs our help. Climate change is something that will take all of us working together to fix. The best way you can do your part is by starting small right now. Over time, the small changes you make will become the big habits that you carry on.