5 Ways to Be Greener
This isn't a preachy post. These are actionable items K and I have committed to reduce our ecological foot print. We know we can do more. But I wanted to share what we're doing in hopes to inspire you to pick an area in your life you can change.
1) Reducing one time use plastic.
Instead of plastic bags, we've been using reusable bags.
I don't use the thin plastic baggies to collect produce anymore. I just put it in the cart and into my reusable bag once I've paid for it.
Less cling wrap. We've been transitioning to beeswax paper.
I'm putting it in writing that I'm going to get a reusable cup for my tea purchases at Starbucks.
It's insane how my choice for convenience in a plastic bag would take YEARSSSS to decompose. Once I realized that, it made me way more conscientious of how I consume one time use plastics!
2) Buy refillable products
I've been buying glass/amber jars and refilling our soaps, earth safe cleaning products that are concentrate and mixing it on our own.
Buy in bulk when you can to reduce packaging waste. We buy huge bags of nuts instead of the prepackaged snack size.
3) Cleaning/ Household Products
Choosing greener options. I've been using Mrs. Meyers because they are almost exclusively plant based.
Wool dryer balls instead of fabric softener
Change our light bulbs to LED
Smart Home Temperature Control (this helps regulate our AC and Heating Unit so we use less energy)
Reduced meat intake.
Cook in batches
Don't over buy groceries
Eat all our leftovers
Freeze what we don't eat
Follow your city's recycling program
Rinse out food containers before recycling
Sort garbage, recycling and compost properly
K and I respect the recycling program our city implements. By sorting our trash and compost we are doing our part in making the system work!
I know we're still a long ways off but it takes a million people to do something small instead of one person doing a million things.
What are some ways that you are trying to live a greener lifestyle?
Thanks for reading!