What Is Green Living?

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Aside from Mr Donald Twat Trump who thinks global warming is a myth, we as humans are killing this planet. Whether that’s by how much plastic we use to the increase in hunting around the world that’s lead to some animals become extinct. Green Living is something that’s been around for a while now and slowly but surely, I think more and more people are adapting this lifestyle.

Green LivingFor those who’ve heard about it, but haven’t looked into it, Green Living is also know as sustainable living. This means a lifestyle that attempts to reduce both the use of the Earth’s natural resources and our own man-made ones.

And right now, it’s so important that more of us adapt this lifestyle as best we can. I aim to live more of a sustainable life and I thought I’d share with you a few ways I’m going to do this. We are the generations that need to empower change and save our beautiful planet for generations to come.

 

Reduce Plastic & Recycle

More and more materials that package our food or carry our clothes or our favourite products can now be recycled. Shops have got more initiatives in place to encourage their customers to recycle and the possibilities of recycling are endless. 

Most recently in the greener living movement, is the removal of plastic straws in most bars, pubs and restaurants. I’ve noticed a lot of places around London who have now removed plastic straws from their premises, opting to go without or with eco-friendly versions. And it’s great that this is finally happening as we use an estimated 8.5 billion plastic straws every year just in the UK alone.

 

Cut Down On Cleaning Products

A big solution to cleaning products is using natural alternatives that are kinder to your home, to your health and to the environment. This is also the case if you ever encounter pest problems, which we have in the past. There are an endless amount of household hacks you can use to keep your home clean through greener living.

Most of these natural cleaning products can be found in the average household cupboard. Lemons, White Vinegar, Baking Soda and Essential Oils are just a few that have the same effects as those cleaning products you buy that are full of harmful chemicals.

 

Eat Less Meat

Now I’m never going to not eat meat because I love bacon and steak too much. However, I’ve found that I can eat plenty of meals without so much a single piece of meat in sight. Eating less meat is something I’m going to try to do more of.

I think that there’s so many more options nowadays and that the food industry has become a lot more open to vegetarians and vegans and most of their dishes are actually more tastier than the meat ones.

 

Save Energy In Your Home

Turning off plug sockets that aren’t being used or turning off a light in a room you’re not in can all go towards saving energy both cost wise for yourself but to contribute also to a more eco-friendly environment.

My friends have recently purchased a place and they got a device installed in their home that has saved them money on their heating and electricity bills. So there’s no reason not to save energy.

 

Meal Planning

Meal planning is a big thing that we just don’t do often enough in our household. I’ve managed a few times to bulk cook a load of soup to last me the week but apart from that, we still tend to waste a lot of food.

Moving house, I think will definitely kick start meal planning because we’ll be wanting to put every spare penny we have into furnishing our apartment.

 

Go Paperless

Receiving bank statements in the post are quickly proving to be a thing of the past, much like when you shop in a clothes store and they ask if you’d like your receipt to be emailed to you.

Going paperless with anything like this is just another way of combating the amount of paper supplies that we use on a daily basis.

What tips would you consider for greener living? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post. All words are my own.