Are you doing your part to take care of your community and the Earth? Read on to learn five simple ways to live more environmentally friendly.
Around 87% of consumers have a more positive image of a brand that supports environmental issues. Meanwhile, 88% of consumers remain loyal to these companies. Another 92% are more likely to trust these businesses.
Whether you want to attract more business or if you’re an individual that wants to take care of the Earth this year, it’s time for an environmentally friendly initiative.
Here are five things you can do to become more environmentally conscious. With these tips, you can make a difference for your community and the planet.
Consume Less Meat
Changing your diet could help you discover a green lifestyle. Raising livestock requires a lot of the earth’s surface, which produces harmful greenhouse gases. By cutting back on meat, you can also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As the human population eats less meat as a whole, we cut back on deforestation. Instead, we can leave natural habitats alone, allowing wildlife to enjoy their natural homes.
You might want to consider going all-out vegan or vegetarian. If not, try to change your diet at least once a week. For example, you can use “Meatless Mondays” as inspiration to cut back on your meat consumption.
According to a survey, 66% of consumers are willing to pay more for products created from sustainable resources. If you can’t find environmentally friendly products, try to buy less altogether.
For example, try buying fewer clothing items each year. Instead, find ways to reuse an old shirt as a rag or for crafts. You can always donate what you no longer use.
Change Your Power Source
Try to cut back on fossil-fuel-powered energy throughout your home. For example:
- Unplug appliances and chargers that aren’t in use
- Wash clothes using color water
- Dry clothes using a drying rack instead of a dryer
- Use eco-friendly light bulbs
- Turn off the lights and TV
These changes can help you reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, they’re a great way to cut back on your energy bill!
Limit Water Waste
Though we’re accustomed to turning on a faucet and watching the water flow, water is a vital resource. Discovering ways you can limit water waste can help you live a green lifestyle.
First, invest in a water filter instead of buying bottled water. You can also install low-flow shower heard or consider taking shorter showers altogether.
Reuse What You Can
How many plastic bags do you go home with each time you buy groceries? Those disposable plastic bags don’t break down in landfills quickly. Instead, try to use reusable bags made from:
- Other natural fibers
You can also make an effort to reuse other items or cut back on purchasing items you can’t reuse. For example, explore these reasons to choose paper straws over plastic.
Cutting back on materials that aren’t environmentally friendly will help you protect the earth.
Loving Mother Earth: Use These Tips to Live More Environmentally Friendly
Use these five ways to live more environmentally friendly and you can make a small difference every day. Over the years, that contribution will add up!
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