Go Meatless One Day a Week
Support Local Farmers
Always Choose Reusables
You can minimize your household’s food and organic waste while nourishing your plants. Plus, this means you don’t have to buy expensive compost anymore, from eggshells, tea bags, and coffee grounds to newspapers and cardboards. They don’t need to go to waste if you have a compost bin.
Start Growing Your Herbs
Contrary to popular belief, green living does not have to be expensive or exclusive. A sustainable lifestyle could even mean cutting down some costs along the way. For example, one thing you could do is start growing your herbs at home, which is not as difficult as you might think.
Whether that is basil, thyme, or arugula, we recommend starting with an herb you enjoy. Then, all you need is a tiny pot and some seeds (sometimes, not even those). For instance, you can regrow your spring onions by placing a few bulbs in water. Easy, right?
Walk or Cycle When Possible
Our final tip is to walk or cycle whenever possible. It could be tricky depending on where you live, but it’s always a good idea to choose eco-friendly transport over driving your car. Not only is walking and cycling good for the environment, but it is also healthy for you too!
Even if you live in a city where walking and cycling aren’t as easy, it helps to be as intentional as possible. Make use of public transport. Taking the bus or train is always a better option.
Make One Change at A Time
When trying to implement these changes, keep in mind that it’s impossible to flip your life upside down overnight. If you try to, you will eventually revert to your old habits. The fact is lasting changes take time.
Start your journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle one step at a time. For example, in the first month, focus only on reducing your plastic waste while going meatless on Mondays. Once you feel comfortable with the changes, you can start your herb garden or compost bin.
As the adage goes: slow and steady wins the race. This concept rings true even when it comes to making green living changes in your life. Good luck!