SIMPLE WAYS TO SAVE ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY
If you want to make a change, the time is right NOW!
If you are looking for tips on how to be more eco-friendly, that you can implement right at this moment, read on! You do not necessary need to buy new things in order to live more greener. For the start you can make simple changes and start choice in your everyday life and without spending any money.
Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste
Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth - There is no need to keep water flowing while you’re brushing your teeth.
Lower the water temperature for showers - Hot water also dries out your skin and hair. You will also save your energy costs. And cold shower will make you mentally and physically stronger.
Cut the shower time under 5 minutes
Drink tap water - It’s definitely safer than bottled water. I’ll will recommend also a good filter if you want to.
Put an extra sweater instead of increasing the heat in winter - also wear warm socks, it will feel nice and cozy.
Turn off the lights when not in use
Sell or donate unused items - go through your home and donate or sell items you haven't been using in the last months or years.
Sign up for paperless billing
Bring your own shopping bag
Re-use plastic and paper bags until they rip
Purchase packaged products in the largest available size
Buy in bulk if possible
Buy locally & seasonally
Turn of the tap when washing dishes
Use cold water for your laundry
Line dry your clothing
Use natural cleaning products or start to make your own from ingredients you have at home
Order a drink without a straw
Bring your own container while eating out
If eating in restaurant order smaller portion to avoid leftovers or take the leftovers with you
Eat less meat or even go vegetarian or vegan
Carry your own water bottle
Avoid free items
Packaging matters - if you have a chance to choose between similar products choose the one with less packaging. Close glass over tin over paper over plastic. Choose one that is recyclable , if not buy something else.
Inform and share with others - multiply the impact of your knowledge by sharing with other.
And these are just a few simple ways to help the environment. By following these easy tips you will be at the beginning of the way to live more greener lifestyle, and a happy side effect is that you will also end up saving money.
I’m sure there are even more smart tips, so if you have any other ideas, please share them with me in comments below!