If you've come to your senses and want to keep our planet alive, and also cut down on the bills - it's not too late. Follow these easy steps and turn your life into an eco-friendly one.
Everyone should be recycling by now, but if you're not, what are you waiting for? Recycling cardboard, plastic, metal and glass is great as it can be melted down and used again. You may have just saved a tree from being cut down because you recycled your pizza box!
And go paperless when you can, this means instead of you receiving constant bank statements in your mail, you get them online. Think of all that paper saved!
Most stores give you the option of using paper bags instead of plastic ones. If your store doesn't - bring your own. You can easily find paper bags online that can be bought in bulk, so get some and use them whenever you plan on going out for a shop.
Save your energy
There are so many different ways to cut back on your energy. Start by turning the tap off when you brush your teeth. Unplug appliances that aren't being used, and turn down your thermostat. It's so simple to do, and it'll put more money back in your pocket too!
Build your home
You could even go to the extreme and build your own sustainable house! Planning is everything! So make sure you know exactly what you want beforehand. Then you'll need somewhere to buy your materials, like mountain home building products. To save money, get some friends who know what they're doing to join the project too.
By adding things like rainwater harvesting systems, tankless water heaters, solar panels and eco-friendly lighting, not only will you be saving money in the long run, you'll also be saving the planet.
Start a compost pile
Not only do compost bins reduce waste by reusing what we were going to throw out, but it is also amazing for the plants and flowers in your garden. Going green has never looked so good!
All you need is a large container at the top of your garden, and then you can fill it with grass cuttings, tea bags, plant prunings, vegetable peelings, fruit waste, fallen leaves, and cardboard. These are quick to break down and supply important nitrogen as well as moisture.
Borrow, don't buy
Why waste money on buying things when you can just borrow them instead? Books, movies, clothes and electrical appliances can all be borrowed! Just because something is second-hand doesn't necessarily mean it's not as good. So have a look in your local charity shops or even social media. A lot of people advertise their goods online now, so grab a deal!
Now you know how you can make a difference, there is no excuse! Such simple changes in your daily routine will go such a long way, why wouldn't you want to be a part of saving this planet? If not for you - for your children, and their children!
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