7 Simple wings You Can Do To Embrace Eco Living
We have a responsibility to take care of the environment that we live in. Here’s how you can incorporate eco living into your lifestyle!
Eco living is a great way to be mindful of the environment.
Sustainability comes in all shapes and sizes and can be incorporated into a eco living seamlessly with just a little bit of work and commitment.
Read on to learn 7 simple things you can do to be more eco-friendly and live more sustainably.
Go Meatless (as much as possible)
The greatest eco-friendly impact you can have is to go meatless (as much as possible). A full vegan lifestyle is extremely beneficial to the environment as well as your own health. We understand that a major lifestyle switch may seem daunting, but even switching to meatless meals a couple of times a week will positively impact the environment in a big way! Start small and work your way up to whatever fits best into your lifestyle.
Stop Using Single-Use Plastics
According to National Geographic, 91% of plastic isn’t recycled. Single-use plastics are destroying our environment. Refusing plastic straws at restaurants, bringing your own reusable bags to the grocery store, purchasing containers to store leftover food rather than using plastic bags and cellophane, and purchasing a reusable water bottle rather than drinking plastic bottled water are just a few ways to reduce the plastic that ultimately ends up in (and destroys) our environment.
Recycle & Compost
Always check the label before throwing something out; the chances are most of the things you’re going to throw in the garbage can either be recycled or composted. This greatly reduces the waste that goes into landfills, and your waste can be reproduced and repurposed into something that actually gives back to the environment.
Switch to LED Lightbulbs
Not only are LED lightbulbs more eco-friendly, they are also less expensive (because they use less energy), and they last longer than regular light bulbs. That sounds like a win-win-win to us!
Limit Driving & Consider Carpooling
Driving is definitely not a sustainable practice (unless you have an electric vehicle). While driving may not be avoidable at all times- walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation when you can and consider carpooling with friends, family, or coworkers!
Don’t Waste Food
Wasted food ends up in landfills and emits CO2 into the environment, which is very damaging to our ecosystem. Buy less at the grocery store. Eat the leftovers you have in the fridge. Take home to-go boxes of leftovers at restaurants (with as little plastic packaging as possible).
Turn It All Off
Turn off the lights when you leave the room, unplug unused electronics, and don’t leave the water running! Conserving energy is so important when it comes to living an eco-friendly life.
We hope this list gives you an idea of how you can embrace eco living more comfortably!