Living a low-impact lifestyle is great for the environment and your pockets. Cutting back on your carbon footprint has plenty of benefits, including saving money, reducing stress, and making you feel more connected to the earth. But living a greener lifestyle can also be challenging. The problem is there are so many things you have to worry about if you want to reduce your environmental impact. From lightbulbs to laundry detergent, there are way too many choices!
Here are tips that will help you make some easy and simple changes in your life that will make a big difference when it comes to reducing your impact on the environment.
Learn to Reuse
If you’re like most people, you probably have some reusable bags in your car. But how many times have you found yourself without them?
It’s time to stock up on these eco-friendly bags. They’re available for purchase just about anywhere and come in a variety of sizes. You can’t go wrong with this small change that will drastically reduce the amount of plastic waste you produce!
Use LED Light Bulbs whenever Possible
LED light bulbs are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. LED lights use less energy and produce less heat. They last for up to 25 years, which means you won’t have to replace them as often as incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. There is no better time than now to make the switch from incandescent and fluorescent bulbs to LEDs!
Reduce Plastic Waste
In the U.S., we throw away about 30 million tons of plastic each year. That’s more plastic than any other country in the world, and it has a devastating effect on our environment. Plastic is non-biodegradable, meaning it never breaks down naturally. It also doesn’t decompose in a landfill due to lack of oxygen and high heat, which causes it to release toxic chemicals into the ground.
So what can you do? Avoid buying any products made from plastic whenever possible, especially items where you can easily substitute with a similar product made from glass, metal or paper – like shopping bags, food storage containers or water bottles. Try talking with your friends and family members about this issue too!