words Alexa Wang
Looking after the planet has never been more important and something most people are incorporating into their everyday lives. It doesn’t always have to be big things and spending a lot of money, there are little ways you can help and contribute as well.
The point is you are trying and by reading this you are taking a step into looking at being more environmentally friendly in everyday life.
Grow Your Own Food
One way is to look to grow your own food, this can take some trial and error and a bit of research but it is a very rewardable route to take. You will save money by growing some of your own food rather than buying it all. You will also be spending more time outdoors, in nature, and breathing in that fresh crisp air. Certain ones are easier to start with and you don’t always need a lot of space but have a look online for helpful blogs, books, and tips on making the most of what you have. A few good ones to start with are strawberries, potatoes, fruit trees, and raspberries. You can even get some of them already started as young plants rather than seeds to give you that little head start.
Swap To An Electric Car
When it is time to replace looking at electric cars, by looking at low and zero-emission vehicles you will be lowering your carbon footprint and can enjoy a cleaner experience when driving. They are a great investment and a wonderful step toward a better future. Some countries already are mostly driving electric cars and they are becoming increasingly popular when people are looking for new cars.
Swap Household Items To Their Reusable Counterparts
There is a reusable option for most household items these days. It is an effective way to reduce waste as well as being something you can do gradually changing an item every so often. This way it won’t cost you a lot of money at once but by swapping to the reusable options you will be saving money in the long run. For example, if you buy reusable makeup remover pads eventually you will have saved money by not re-buying the item every time you run out. All you need to do is pop it in the wash and you are good to go.
Don’t Waste Food
So much of our food is wasted and it is a ridiculous amount. A good way to stop this in your house is by meal planning and cooking in an environmentally friendly way, if you look at what you already have in the cupboards and what you need for the week ahead then you won’t ever have things going out of date and being wasted. If you have leftovers as well, be creative and use them in a dish rather than throwing them away.
So there you have it, a few simple ways to live more environmentally friendly and help look after the planet. Give them a go and see how you get on.