How To Start Living A Greener Life Today
We should all be trying to live a greener and healthier life, no matter what age we are. Not only can it make us feel fantastic, but it can also dramatically improve and enhance our surroundings. Issues such as too much waste and global warming cannot be stopped unless we alter the way that we think. While recycling and eating healthier meals are both fantastic, there are other ways you can have a more positive effect on your life. So here are some small steps and changes that you can adopt to begin your greener life today.
Grow your own food
Regardless of whether you have a large, small or no garden at all, you can still grow your food. Not only will this improve your diet, but it can also help you feel more connected to the earth and nature. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a seed you planted grow into something you can eat for your dinner. So start researching into which fruit and vegetables grow best at this time of year for a higher chance of success and better tasting produce. If you don’t have a garden, look for local allotments that you can utilise or grow produces such as strawberries and tomatoes on your windowsill. You may also find it interesting to read literature by Michael Abbate. He frequently discusses how gardening and growing our own food can improve the health of the environment.
Reuse and repurpose
While recycling is strongly advised for a greener life, it’s also recommended that we reuse the things we intend to throw away. This not only reduces the amount of waste you produce, but it also increases the practicality of your home. For instance, glass jam jars can be used for any number of things, from storage, vases and drinking vessels. Old clothing can be cut up to make pillowcases, tote bags and scarves instead of being thrown away. If you have any tired and dull looking pieces of furniture, you can transform them by using new handles and giving them a fresh lick of paint. The possibilities really are endless. You just need to see the potential and get creative.
Shop in charity shops
Donating your clothing to charity can make you feel incredible. But shopping in them can also make you feel just as good. These stores are often packed with hidden treasures in clothing, jewellery and furniture. Many of these items are significantly cheaper than other stores, and if more and more people used them, it would reduce the need for fast fashion. This means there will be less waste in landfill sites and a dramatic cut down on harmful emissions. So next time you fancy a shopping trip, head to your local charity shop and see what they have to offer.
These three steps may seem minor. But introducing them into your lifestyle can make you feel like you are making a significant difference. Not only will this make you feel fantastic but it can inspire other to do the same too and create a domino effect that can only be a positive thing.