Even if you live in a green home or apartment community, it is likely that you would be surprised to discover the effect your daily actions have on the environment. For this reason, it is important that each of takes a few steps to lessen our carbon footprint and lower the impact we each have on the environment. To help you to begin creating a sustainable living plan for you and your family, here are a few tips to help get you started.
Eat Less Meat
I know what you are thinking, “you want me to do what?” However, the fact is that the livestock industry is an extremely high contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. So, while we are not suggesting that you become a vegetarian, it is suggested to try going vegetarian a few times a week. The more people do this, the less of an impact the livestock industry will have on the environment.
Use Green Cleaning Agents
Cleaning products are something that many of us feel that we cannot go without due to the fact that we use them to keep our homes sanitary. However, the residue from the use of these products, as well as from their manufacturing process, is bad for the environment. Luckily, there are products you can use that have less of an impact such as cleaning products that are marketed as “green” or “natural”. You can also look up recipes online to make cleaning agents out of ingredients you likely already have in your home such as baking soda and vinegar.
Drive More Conservatively
Countless studies have shown the effect that reckless driving can have on a cars fuel efficiency. The faster you drive, and the harder you accelerate and brake, the less mileage you will get out of each tank of gas. Thusly, whenever it is possible, it is best if you speed up and slow down with care, and that you do not drive over the posted speed limits.
Incorporating sustainable living tips such as these into your daily life can go a long way in helping the environment. Furthermore, if you do not already live in a green home or community, consider doing so as this can greatly lessen your carbon footprint. Contact us to find out about more tips for sustainable living, as well as to find out about the benefits of living in a green home.