It is more important than ever before that we all make the necessary changes to our lifestyle to become more eco-friendly. So many of us live wasteful and environmentally damaging lives every day, quite often without even realising the consequences of our actions.
It has never been easier for us all to live in a more environmentally conscious way. So, here are our top 5 easy ways to make your lifestyle eco-friendlier which can help us to collectively save our planet.
Eat Less Meat
For most of us, meat is present in the majority of our meals, but many people don’t realise how damaging the consumption of meat can be to our environment. Around 30 percent of the earth’s surface is taken up by livestock, and it is also estimated that the raising of that livestock is responsible for a large share of the greenhouse gases produced around the world.
Therefore, cutting back on the amount of meat you eat is a great way to help reduce the overall emission of gasses. Consider replacing the meat on your plate with fish or vegetables instead.
Walk, Don’t Drive
Even though the local shop is only around the corner, so many of us jump in the car and drive there, instead of walking. While you may not think that this short journey makes a huge difference to our environment, it all contributes to your carbon footprint. Therefore, where possible you should limit how often you drive your car, and even get rid of your car altogether. If you need a car to get around then you could also consider getting an electric car, which is much kinder to the environment.
Compost Your Waste
In the last few years, more people across America are introducing compost bins into their homes as a way to reduce waste and re-use things that would usually just get thrown into the trash. Starting a compost has become a huge US trend, as more people are starting to realize that they can save themselves money, the environment, and help their plants to grow!
You will be surprised at how many household items you are able to compost. For example, Gourmesso have their compostable Eco line so that you can enjoy your morning coffee, and then add the zero plastic pods to your local compost.
Cut Down on Energy in Your Home
From forgetting to turn the lights off when you leave a room, to remembering to unplug all devices that aren’t in use, there are many ways that we can cut down on energy in our homes. Not only will cutting down on the energy levels that you use at home help you live a more ecofriendly lifestyle, but it will also help you to save money. A lot of our energy bills are made up of wasteful energy that we could’ve avoided. Therefore, we recommend that you make small changes, such as using a clothesline or drying rack after washing your clothes and putting on a thick jumper before automatically turning the heating on because you feel cold. You will soon start to notice the difference with your energy bill.
Reduce Water Waste
How many of us leave the water running while we brush our teeth, or are always buying plastic bottle water while we are out and about? Many of us are guilty of wasting too much water, but by being more conscious of the water we are using, we can drastically reduce our water bills, and further help to protect our environment.
Many of us worry that becoming eco-friendly would involve making huge lifestyle changes, but in reality, even the smallest of changes can make a huge difference to our planet.