Going Green – Not Just A Trend, A Way of Life
The effect of direct exposure to products that affect health and environment is the sole purpose of going green. And, by going green it implies the use or implementation of products, services or solutions that will give the same effect but with way less harmful effects.
But to you and me in the home, we have a great role to play, maybe more important than those who are actually in the field trying to save what they can.
Going green is an umbrella term and when we deal with it, we will find that the concept can be applied to all walks of life – shall be discussed in upcoming articles. But the most important issue here is to start creating an awareness of what we have and how we can take care of it as a first step. The next steps are about improving the state or condition of a certain place or environment.
Going green means to pursue acts, knowledge, and practices that will eventually lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles. This can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.
In a way it is a change from being just consumers to consumers as well as sustainers. Small habits and steps that each of us will implement in his life will make a difference. The exact actions are easy to carry out, what is difficult is the step of establishing a habit.
Some daily examples are:
- Saving energy not just to preserve energy sources but to save money.
- Skip bottled water and used reusable containers instead.
- Shorter showers save a lot of water – a problem that is growing worldwide.
- Make your own hot / cold drinks at home – saves money and containers. There are a huge variety of go-cups for hot and cold drinks.
- What you need just once, borrow instead of buying – this might sound strange, but it saves many resources and money.
- Make sure your water fixtures are efficient.
- Use fewer corrosive cleaners as a way to protect the earth.
- Donate items from your home rather throwing away, or if you can resell.
- Plant some seeds however few, even if your space is limited it makes a difference to the oxygen content in the air.
- Help in the recycling process all you can.
- Reuse items that have been used in the home such as clothes, bottles, boxes, pallets, and more.
These are just a few pointers, more discussions in detail in other articles – wait for them @ https://mixreading.com