Going green is not just a new trend that is catching up but has become an essential way to live sustainably. There are many individuals and businesses who are trying to make it easier for us to go green with our everyday lives itself. Being environmentally friendly simply means having a lifestyle that is better for the environment. Whether you are living in a flat for rent or are living in your own apartment, here are a few tips on how you can become a greener.
A good start will be with conserving water, using your car less and walking more, consuming less electricity, buying recycled and upcycled products and eating locally grown organic vegetables. You can also look at community activities such as joining environmental groups to fight air pollution, creating less waste, planting more trees and even joining in the battle to keep your city, parks and beaches clean.
You need to pay attention to how you choose to heat, to travel, to use water and use products in your everyday life. Awareness is what will allow you to then begin to make environmentally friendly choices.
Don’t throw away plastic, metal, electronic waste, glass and paper into the regular trash. Create a segregation system at home and find local kabadiwala who will take these away to be recycled.
Many flats have started organic composting systems. This will reduce the amount of degradable waste that goes into landfills.
Conserving water reduces the amount of energy that is needed to filter it. Collect rain water and use it for watering your plants. Ensure that soapy water is only discharged into a drain system and not into the soil. Using an RO water filter – collect the waste water and use it in your washing machine.
Burn less Fossil Fuel
Try and pick a new habit like walking or cycling. This will be a great way to eliminate pollution and also get you a bit of exercise.
If you want to succeed as a community when it comes to conservation and being environmentally friendly then you need to invest the time and effort to educate your neighbours, friends and family.
Teach your children and train yourself to use less electrical energy at home. Use natural light more and opt for environmentally friendly cooling equipment instead of just running the air conditioners and high consumption electrical devices all the time. If your day-to-day activities are more environmentally-friendly you not only benefit the environment, but you can profit physically, financially and mentally as well.