It’s 2013, and one of your resolutions is to dedicate yourself to an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Hooray! The planet is already thanking you.
An eco-friendly lifestyle goes beyond simply recycling, or even driving a hybrid car. Below, find a list of some in-depth considerations to take into account.
Are you doing everything possible to conserve our planet’s precious H2O? Be sure that you’re taking short showers, turning off water when brushing teeth or washing dishes, conserving water by running loads of laundry or dishes only when you’ve got a full load, timing sprinkler systems and pool filters to run at the minimum levels and being generally water conscious at all times.
Be aware of how much you’re driving and make an effort to bike and walk as much as possible. Take your purchases into account: are you shopping locally? Are you aware of organic jewelry and clothing? Do you use eco-friendly cleaning and beauty products?
Garbage & Waste:
If you’re truly committed to going green, it’s going to mean adjusting your grocery shopping, cooking, and recycling habits. Do you purchase products and foods in recyclable containers? Are you shopping local and/or organic? Do you compost? Do you re-use plastic bottles or containers? Have you considered growing your own herbs or veggies? These are all points to consider when making green lifestyle changes.
A completely carbon neutral lifestyle can be tricky. If you want to do more to contribute towards offsetting carbon emissions, consider purchasing carbon offsets. Learn about carbon offsetting on our blog, here.