Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly Living Tips

If you want to “go green” but aren’t sure where to start, implementing an eco-friendly lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are some ways that you can start practicing simple habits that will benefit the environment now and for future generations.

 

  • Composting is an eco-friendly way to reuse kitchen waste while providing beneficial nutrients to the plants in your garden and landscape. Purchasing a composting container or making a compost pile in your backyard rather than throwing certain items away.

  • Go green by reducing your energy consumption. Look for Energy Star rated appliances, turn items off when you’re not using them, and consider switching your home’s system to either solar or wind energy, if available.

  • Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when they’re full and turn off faucets while brushing your teeth to save water. Install a low-flow showerhead and take shorter showers.

  • Look for eco-friendly items like household cleaners, body care, cosmetics, and detergents. Biodegradable packaging or reusable packaging is also a bonus.

  • Instead of buying new clothing, consider purchasing items from a thrift store, vintage clothing shop, or from a variety of online websites and apps that sell secondhand, gently used clothing.

  • Buy eggs from cage-free farms or even your local farmer’s market. Reduce the amount of meat you eat to help limit the demand for factory farming.

  • If you’re ready to buy a new car, consider purchasing a hybrid or electric car to reduce emissions and help to prevent climate change.

  • Consider switching to plant-based milk like almond, cashew, or soy milk.

  • Bring a reusable travel mug with you to work or whenever you travel and use it to refill coffee or when buying hot beverages from local cafes and restaurants. You can also do this with shopping bags. Instead of using plastic bags, pack your groceries in reusable, washable fabric bags instead.