To bring about change in the world and to protect our precious planet and resources, we need to make changes in our everyday lives. That is where the change must begin. The best part of these changes that you can make is that they won’t only help protect the planet but they will also help you live a healthier and happier life and you will save money. Living green has financial benefits that many people may not be aware of.
Start with something small. There are many small things that you can do to start reducing your impact on the planet. Start small and go bigger when you are ready. Simple things like recycling or only buying fresh fruit and vegetables without the packaging will get you to a good start.
Change your lightbulbs. Exchange your fluorescent light bulbs for CFL or LED light bulbs. They are the greener option and will last much longer which will save you money.
Reduce the animal products you eat. Try to go a day or two a week without eating meat or dairy products. You will be surprized at how much that will reduce your carbon footprint.
Change your transport habits. Buy a car that is more fuel-efficient than the one you currently drive. Alternatively, carpool and take turns driving every other week or something like that. Take the bus, walk, or ride your bike when you can. Fewer cars on the road mean fewer dangerous gases in the air.
Reconsider your wardrobe. Clothes manufacturing is one of the things that uses industrial processes that cause greenhouse gases like methane and F-gases. These gases are extremely potent to the atmosphere and contribute to warming. Shop at thrift stores, take good care of your clothes, and try to keep them for as long as possible.
If you look around your home and pay attention to your daily routines, you will see many things that you can improve, stop doing, or start doing that will reduce your carbon footprint and save you energy and money.