For every passing day, the world witnessed several births of people who are concern about the Mother Earth. But there’s always a dying down of interest and perseverance to keep the cause alive. This is because the projects or advocacy they try to manage at the fly of the moment becomes too ambitious for people to achieve when added to their daily life.
Listed below are six steps to help us stiffen our conviction in assisting the Earth for its survival without damaging or altering our personal lives. These steps are relatively to do, making it convenient and realistic.
Saving energy is relatively easy, with the most obvious method of turning off every appliance that consumes power or electricity that is not currently at use. Just switch off every unused light that you could see, turn off the air conditioner at moments it is not necessary and free those outlets from unused devices. We must do this because keeping your chargers plugged in could drain electricity even if they are not used. This way, you could save money quickly.
Going Paperless in Every Aspect
To start going paperless, we should opt for electronic services that do not involve in printing our bills. Instead of using the monthly bank statements that consist of the use of paper, we should optimize the use of electronic statements that go to our email. This could help save much paper and properly organize your statements in your email, accessible whenever and wherever you need it.
Be a Laundry Wizard
Laundry is something that we do on a daily basis, and because it is so, we have to consider that it takes a huge toll on our electricity bill. But little did you know that there is actually a way you could reduce the energy consumption a little bit, it would make a huge impact in the long run. To do so, use cold water in doing laundry because it requires a lesser amount of energy then refrain from using dry cycle. Instead, let the sun dry it out for you to stop the use of dryers completely. Lastly, hand-wash every delicates as much as possible.
Refrain the Use of Commercial Cleaners
There are many eco-friendly chemical cleaning products currently accessible and available on the market. But the question of validity and legitimacy of such products never stops, why not create our own eco-friendly cleaning products? Home-made cleaners are very cheap and legitimate since you actually know the ingredients and would never doubt the validity of its greenness.
Say No to Supermarket Organics
Organic products give us a pretense that it is the best method for going eco-friendly all the while saving up our money. Instead of purchasing organics from supermarkets, how about going to any local market near your location for a better version of these produce that is also authentically organic but costs less. Because its locally-sourced, there’s less fuel that is consumed to distribute the goods to the market. With less fuel consumed, there is also less pollution and saving our environment at the same time.
Discarding the Disposables
There is no denying that recycled merchandise is all right, but they cost too much money that would eventually just be thrown away. How about discarding the disposables for good and select the more durable utensils that could be reused for many times? Why purchase disposable cups when we could use a rather sturdy cup that could be reused as long as you want it to be. Let us reduce the garbage level by not using disposables.
The methods listed above are the most straightforward steps that we could apply to our daily lives, helping Mother Earth and saving money at the same time. Let us not be selfish here and think about our environment more than the leisure of easy laundry, cleaning and shopping. This way, we could help the planet by being eco-friendly in these simple yet easy steps. For progress in saving our environment, we have to give up the simple leisure of our daily lives. Integrate this into your daily life, and I’m sure you are already helping in saving our planet.