Our planet needs us, and it needs us in more ways than just limiting our straw use. With the current pandemic, the idea of protecting our planet seems increasingly more important. More than simply protecting our bodies and future children, it’s important we take care of the planet that’s been taking care of us all this time. If that means implementing some new eco-friendly strategies, then that’s what we should try to do. Below we delve into how to bring sustainability into all areas of your life—take a look!
Build and Maintain a Sustainable Home
One of the most important ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle comes from within your home. Especially now that people are spending more time than before in their homes, making smart and green choices is essential. Whether you’re building your home from scratch or thinking about some redesign plans, consider the best eco-friendly practices for interior design as well as exterior landscaping. When you design with sustainability in mind, you can create a green home that’s better for the environment.
But you can’t forget about the little ways your home design can play into sustainability. Even small choices about the bedroom fabric should have eco-friendliness as their backbone.
Make Small Sustainable Choices
Speaking of small choices, make sure that those decisions are made with sustainability in mind. This is similar to the idea of boycotting the use of straws and single-use plastic. These little choices can add up and make a significant impact on the sustainability of your daily life. Here are a few different small ways you can bring sustainability into all areas of your life:
- Cut out the use of single-use plastic
- Use LED lights
- Grow your own fruits, veggies, and herbs
- Start recycling and composting as much as possible
- Go paperless
- Limit your use of hot water
- Shop ethically: buy secondhand, donate your clothes, shop at farmer’s markets
Educate Yourself on Sustainability Practices
Another important tip for bringing sustainability into your life is educating yourself. You won’t bring these practices into all areas of your life if you’re not up-to-date on what’s going on with our planet. Do some research, watch some documentaries, and chat with people who know more about it than you do in order to get a lot of perspectives. The more you know, the better you’ll be able to protect!