Add Some Green To Your Routine
Oh, St. Patrick’s Day…the greenest of all holidays. As you don your green clothing and accessories and prepare for the celebrations ahead, it’s the perfect time to consider other ways you can go green this year.
Of course, we are talking about more than just the color here. When we say green, we are talking about being kind to this beautiful planet by making sustainable choices every day.
We know it can be daunting, but we promise making sustainability a part of your lifestyle isn’t as hard as you may think. You won’t even need a four-leaf clover or a pot of gold to help you do it. Here are 4 simple tips to help you get started.
Start With Your Diet
One of the best, and easiest, places to start when it comes to living a more sustainable lifestyle is with your diet. Adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your plate is not only healthier for you, but it’s also better for the environment. This is especially true if that produce is organic and locally sourced since less energy is used during farming and transportation.
You would be amazed by how much energy we are using without even realizing it. For starters, your computer and coffee maker are still sucking up energy, even when they are turned off! One small yet impactful change you can make is to conserve energy by unplugging your electronics when they’re not in use. This goes for your thermostat too. Try turning the heat down, or even off, at night or when you aren’t home. If you want to take it a step further, set aside some time to empty out your car, as more weight often equates to less fuel efficiency and more carbon emissions.
Reuse, Reuse, Reuse
Reduce, reuse, recycle, right? While reducing and recycling are important, reusing is arguably the simplest part of this equation, and it can have a huge impact. We aren’t saying you need to undertake craft projects like turning empty cans into flower pots although that is also an option. Look for small, everyday items that you can use more than once instead of throwing them out immediately. Things like shopping bags, water bottles, coffee mugs, and cloth rags are great for this!
Do a Product Swap
We’re sure you already know that many household items contain chemicals that are bad for both the environment and your health. This is especially true for household cleaners and beauty products. Next time you need to refill that window cleaner or run out of eyeshadow, aim to switch to a product that is all-natural and eco-friendly.
It’s easy being green, and it’s the best way we can show love and appreciation for this wonderful planet that we call home. So, go ahead. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by adding a little more green to your routine!