5 sustainability steps you can (and should) easily take today
Sustainability is one of those concepts that tends to make people nervous. Sure, going green sounds great in theory—but what if it’s actually a lot of work or hard to commit to?
Let us assure you that committing to sustainability shouldn’t be intimidating. You don’t need a major lifestyle overhaul to make your day-to-day more sustainable. Even small actions can make a big impact!
Here are five easy steps you can take to be more sustainable:
1. Ditch your toxic household products.
Most conventional household and beauty products are riddled with mystery chemicals, microplastics, and other toxins. Luckily, there are natural alternatives available. From plant-based bathroom cleaners to zinc-based sunscreen, you can find plenty of viable alternatives to conventional products that really work. Try replacing one conventional household or beauty product per week with a sustainable option!
2. Invest in sustainable technology.
That doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy solar panels (but if you do, more power to you.) It can be as simple as investing in green stocks or switching to LED lightbulbs. Or maybe you decide to make the plunge and buy an EV. The options for investing in sustainable technologies are nearly limitless. And by supporting those technologies financially, you’re providing their creators with the capital to continue their production.g one might be intimidating. All those dials? All those numbers? And what’s the deal with some of them going counterclockwise?
3. Switch to a green energy provider.
Yeah, it sounds challenging, but the internet makes it easy. Green energy suppliers power your home with emissions-free energy, which is a win for the planet (and for your bank account, we might add).
4. Take a reusable tumbler to the coffee shop.
We love iced lattes as much as you do. But all that plastic adds up. Bring your reusable tumbler next time you need a caffeine fix and keep those straws out of turtles’ noses!
5. Start a compost bin.
There’s not much to it, but composting does wonders for the environment. You don’t need a big setup or even a lot of space. A corner of your counter or beneath the sink will do. Find a countertop compost bin (these are small and usually come with filters, so the smell doesn’t leak into your home) and fill it with food scraps. You can take the full bin to a place in your neighborhood that accepts compost, or start a compost pile in your yard if you have space.
Composting naturally helps reduce erosion and boosts vegetation growth. It also retains pollutants and keeps them from entering water sources. Plus, composting means you’re decreasing your own footprint by ensuring food waste doesn’t hit the landfill.
Easy, right? Going green doesn’t need to be one giant undertaking—little actions add up and make a big difference.
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