10 Practical Eco Tips on Sustainable Living
Thinking about climate change threats and how to reduce your carbon footprint can be a daunting task. There are good environmental policies in place, but we can all do simple things as individuals (even something as easy as switching from bottled shampoo to shampoo bars can contribute a lot) to reduce our carbon footprint. Here are some of the simplest and most straightforward eco-friendly changes you can do with little effort or financial investment.
- Choose organic and local
Whenever possible, purchasing locally grown produce reduces the emissions caused by freight shipping. It's also a great way to help your community's economy!
- Reduce your food waste
Discarded food, which is typically disposed of in landfills, rots and emits unwelcome gas. To avoid this, try to store your food properly and buy only what you need rather than buying in bulk and risking spoilage.
- Avoid fast fashion
Fast fashion generates textile waste, and some companies engage in exploitative labor practices. Choose something of high quality that you will be able to use for many years.
- Bring a reusable bag
You don't even need to buy a reusable bag; with a little imagination and sewing, you can repurpose an old pillowcase.
- Drive less
Avoiding driving to places is one of the best things you can do, and if it's absolutely necessary, try biking, taking public transportation, or carpooling instead.
- Opt for energy-efficient options for appliances
There are now energy-efficient options for almost all appliances, which should reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bill.
- Choose eco-friendly alternatives
Nowadays, more brands are actively participating in environmental initiatives and doing their part to help the environment. Choose brands that advocate for the environment while also being environmentally friendly. MAGWAI’s offerings, particularly their reef-safe sunscreen, are a good eco-friendly alternative for your next vacation or even daily use.
- Reuse and upcycle your things
Experiment as much as you can. The sky's the limit when it comes to reusing things.
Make sure to vote for candidates who have the best environmental policies and are committed to combating climate change, and don't forget to advocate for these policies yourself.
- Educate yourself
We are still far behind other countries in terms of environmentally friendly policies, but educating yourself is the first step toward taking control and empowering others.