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We are at a time where we need to do all that we can to help the planet. By going green, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help lessen the pollution on this planet. There are many ways that you can go green. It might not seem easy at first, but with a few changes, you can succeed in your goals of going green.
The first thing that you can do to go green is to make sure that you recycle. Recycling keeps things like plastic out of our landfills and oceans. Plastic does not degrade and will just sit in landfills and oceans. It puts our ecosystem at extreme risk and even poses a risk for both land creatures and ocean creatures. Consider getting a recycling box from your local trash company or if they do not do recycling, consider getting a separate trash can and hauling your recycling off to a local recycling center. This will help to ensure that these plastics are reused instead of being trashed.
If you can, you should incorporate solar power into your life. If you live in an area where you can put up solar panels to power your house, you should consider doing so. By adding solar panels to your home, it will allow you to power your home cleanly. If you cannot do solar panels right now, you can always switch out a few things for use with solar power. For example, instead of using your dryer, which can use up a ton of energy, consider hanging your clothes on a line outside. Another example would be to purchase a solar charger for your phone and always charge it with that. That will help to save on your power consumption, which will help to reduce your carbon footprint.
Purchasing Eco-Friendly Jewelry
Everyone likes jewelry, and if you plan to purchase a piece of jewelry for someone in your home, you should consider lab created diamonds. These diamonds are not mined for like real diamonds. The mining process for diamonds can harm the environment, and it would help the environment if you do not contribute to this. You can purchase diamonds that are created in a lab that are the real thing without the nasty carbon footprint.
Growing Your Own Food
One of the best things you can do to go green is to grow your own food. Growing your own food allows you to see exactly what is going into your food. Commercial grow operations often use seeds that have been genetically modified and use pesticides that may be harmful to the environment. When you grow your own, you can know exactly what you are putting into the seeds. You can choose to get completely organic seeds and use organic fertilizer as well as pesticides. You can grow your own food no matter the size of your property. Even in an apartment, you can use grow lights, and your outside patio or balcony to grow your food items. If you have the space, you can also raise your own meat. Raising your own sustainable meat can also greatly reduce your carbon footprint.
Going Chemical Free
Using chemically laden cleaners, soaps, and detergents can harm the environment. When you use these items, you are not only exposing yourself to these harmful chemicals. When these go out into the drain, they have the potential of contaminating the ground.
You can curb this by creating your own cleaners, soaps, and detergents. When you make these yourself, you can make them with all-natural ingredients that do not harm the environment. If you do not know how to make these, all you need to do is purchase a book or even watch videos online that give you step by step instructions. It will be easy to switch to all-natural alternatives once you learn all about them.
If you want to ensure that you are going green, try to do all the things above. This will help you to reduce your carbon footprint and help nurture the Earth. Once you have incorporated these green living ideas into your everyday life, you can help the rest of your family and friends switch to greener alternatives.