You can celebrate Earth Day every day by embracing the kind of lifestyle that promotes sustainable living.
Here are some suggestions on how you can make sustainable living choices part of your daily life:
- You can continue eating meat if you can’t live without it, but make sure to limit its intake. It is said one of the top contributors to greenhouse gasses is animal agriculture. You don’t have to force yourself to become a vegetarian all of a sudden but make an effort to lessen the amount of meat you eat.
- Avoid single-use things. They include straws, plastic bags, plastic water bottles, diapers, and many more. They contribute to the accumulation of wastes in the landfill, causing more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Instead, make it a habit to choose wisely when it comes to the objects you use. For example, you can bring your own eco-bag when buying your groceries, refrain from using straws, or bring your own mug or container when buying beverages and drinks.
- Make an effort to support renewable energy. If you have the budget, you can have solar panels installed in your homes. This will reduce the total consumption of fossil fuels that causes damaging effects to the environment. You can also support companies that sell products that utilize green energy and help them spread the word about these items.
- Make your home energy efficient. You can get this done in a variety of ways, such as replacing your air filters, changing your lights to LED types, weather stripping the doors, and many more.
The step you will make in adapting to sustainable living doesn’t have to be drastic, but the more important thing is to start somewhere and start now.