How to live a sustainable life?

The question I have been asking myself for quite a while is how to live a sustainable life. And for the past few years, I have been focused on saving the environment. I am actively looking for things that help protect nature. As described, a sustainable lifestyle is one where a person attempts to enhance the consumption of Earth’s renewable resources instead of non-renewable resources.

When you think about it, it can be intimidating to reduce the use of environmental footprints. But if you break into small steps, you realise there are many things that you can change in your lifestyle for sustainable living. To make your life greener, I have listed a few things that I follow, and you can follow them easily. There are many things that you might have been following. But hopefully, you will pick up something to do your part in making mother nature healthy.

  • Save energy: By consuming less energy, you can reduce carbon emissions. There are various ways by which you can save energy at home, which include using LED instead of CFL’s or putting on some extra set of clothes instead of turning on the heater. Conserving energy is crucial as it not only helps you save money but also protects the environment. 
  • Use reusable alternatives: Single-use products specially made of plastic like coffee cups and brushes tend to end up in the landfills, polluting mother nature. It causes harm to wildlife also. According to research, 8.5 million straws get thrown away in the UK, and the same goes for brushes. You can also use utensils made of bamboo to reduce waste.
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products: Most of the cleaning products contain chemicals that are polluting the environment. With the help of green/eco-friendly cleaning products, we can prevent these chemicals from harming the environment. These chemicals have harmful effects on children or pets if ingested or cause irritating reactions. The good news is various non-toxic alternatives work just as well.
  • Don’t waste food: Another way to live a sustainable life is by saving food. If you have leftovers, do not throw them away. You can have them for your lunch or for tea time snacks for the next day. However, if still left, use them to create compost for your garden. With the help of composting, you can make your garden more fertile and suitable for growing your vegetables.
  • Avoiding plastic: previous generations never dreamt of single-use razors, straws, bags, cups and food storage. But nowadays, you can find a plastic version of almost everything. We can reduce the use of plastic by carrying your bag for grocery. You can use the same food container again and again. Start investing in reusable products for the items that you throw away.

Conclusion:

There are various ways through which you can reduce the number of natural resources used by you. With these small steps, we can begin to enjoy all the perks of living a sustainable lifestyle. Other than these, there are many various ways. Try to implement some of these in your lifestyle.

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