With the growing amount of information available on ways we are harming our planet and how we can become ecofriendly, you might be wondering how you can make your way into the “green” world without breaking the bank. Below are a few ways you can implement some green practices that are easy and affordable.
Make your own Household Cleaning Products
Homemade cleaning products are becoming more and more popular and recipes for these products are very easy to come by. Many recipes include ingredients that you most likely already have in your home or that you can easily purchase at your local store. Because homemade cleaning products are made from natural ingredients, they are one of the easiest and least expensive ways to go green. And you can feel good about what you are exposing your family to.
Shop for Produce from the Farmers Market
Fresh fruit and veggies are always on the grocery list, so why not purchase them from your local farmers? Many people often think that buying organic from the grocery store is the most convenient option, but your local farmers market is likely close by and is a great way to get fresh produce and support your local farmers.
Hand Me Downs
Buying previously owned clothing is another easy and inexpensive way to go green. In today’s age of social media and internet, there are many companies that are more high end and sell designer and name brands for a fraction of the price. You can also list your own clothing on these sights as well! This reduces your carbon footprint as well, which is a bonus.
Another great way to go green is to use printed tote bags. Reusable bags are much more environmentally friendly than the plastic bags that are being used in most grocery stores. Purchase a few bags at your local store, recycled bags if possible, and take them to and from the grocery store from now on.
Refillable Water Bottles
A great amount of waste in the world is created from plastic water bottles. Reusable water bottles are another easy way to become more green. Bottles can be purchased for a reasonable price and many are made from recyclable materials, making them more ecofriendly.
Replacing your iridescent or florescent light bulbs with the more energy efficient LED bulbs will instantly make your home a greener space. This is a very easy task that can be completed in as little as a few minutes.
Eliminate Junk Mail
Eliminating junk mail is a very easy way to be more ecofriendly that is often not considered. When you think about how much junk mail you receive in a week, you can easily see that the amount of paper used is a considerable amount. You can remove yourself from certain mailing lists or there are websites that can help you eliminate your junk mail.
Implement some of these quick and easy ways to go green and start doing your part for the environment!