People are going green and saving the planet through daily preservation practices. However, there are still many people that think going green is costly and time consuming or more of a “tree-hugger” activity. It’s easier than you think and we’re going to show you exactly how easy living a greener lifestyle really is!
“We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.” – Wangari Maathai
Here are a few simple ways to start going green:
Recycling in today’s world is becoming a pretty easy thing to do. In the US, it’s not hard to locate a trash service that offers glass, plastic, and/or aluminum recycling deposit station. However, there are a large number of people who still continue to discard glass and aluminum items into the normal garbage can.
In reality, it only takes a few seconds to rinse cans and bottles before dropping them into the recycle bin and allowing that precious material to be re-used in an eco-friendly way.
Newspapers, notebooks, mail, and most other paper products are another series of items that place a serious burden on our landfills. The majority of people, although they may not realize it, toss out hundreds oftrees per year along with the daily trash.
Search for community groups in your area and you might find a group of earth-friendly folks may even run paper drives. To participate, gather your old newspapers, stack them, and contact them to pick them up at your location. There are also quite a few other uses for your paper products rather than tossing it out with “yesterday’s news”.
Did you know that you can clean your windows with old newspapers?
If you’re tired of seeing small white pieces of dust and streaks on your windows after using paper towels, try old newspapers instead – you’ll be more than happy to see the results of your re-use!
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One more thing that could help you to start going green is walking a bit more. Have you ever taken a drive right up the street just to pick up bread? Try walking or jogging next time, you’ll be surprised at the places you wouldn’t normally see driving; as well as the people you may meet! Most importantly, you’ll be saving the Earth by saving oil rather than burning it.
To save even more on gas, cut your lawn mowing in half. If you do it weekly, do it bi-weekly and so on. A luxe-looking lawn is great to have but skipping an additional week before you mow again shouldn’t have an effect on the health or appearance of it. You can even use a manual push mower; your local hardware store probably still carries this type of lawnmower – you can even find them online here.
Whether you’re growing trees or houseplants or walking to work, we want to hear.
It’s easy to make a few lifestyle modifications to benefit our environment. Are YOU currently taking part in eco-friendly practices? Share your tips in the conversation below!