Going green is all over the news. It’s hip, it’s cool, and it’s the rage. If you feel that there is simply too much hype around it, then you’re not alone. On the other hand, the fact is that going green is the wave of the future, and it’s not just good because it benefits the environment, saves the planet, or reduces our carbon footprint – it’s good because when we set up a good system, we can actually benefit from it, personally, socially, and financially. There are some truly great practical reasons why we should do what we can. Ever wonder how some simple, little steps can make a big difference in your life? Here are the top five tips on how you can ‘go green’ today.
With this, we encourage you to make a little lifestyle change and to eat fresh as much as possible. Potted meat and tins are comfortable, but they certainly are not as healthy and – as it is – produce a lot more energy to prepare, and leave a lot more waste. Stay healthy and eat as many fresh foods as you can.
On the average, a woman takes onto her body about four pounds of cosmetic products a year. That’s a lot! And if you think men are much better, think again. However, there are a lot more natural, healthier and environmentally friendly ways to look good. Think cucumbers on the eyes and water therapy!
Everything you own will eventually have to be thrown away – by delaying the discarding you have two significant impacts: first of all, you don’t need to buy new stuff so quickly, and you throw out much less. This, over the long term, saves us all a lot of waste. Learn how to reuse products in different ways.
Yes, get those alternative sources
There is clean, renewable energy available for everyone – it’s just that most people either don’t know it, or don’t know how to avail of it. Solar energy, wind energy – it’s there and can be used. Look around. Ask around. And by the way, you might just be saving a lot of money, too!
You have to!
One last tip: water is not a renewable resource, and doing small things to change your water consumption not only ensures you have a lesser bill, but also that you’ll have water for many generations to come. Use the shower instead of the bath. Ensure your toilet flushes only the amount of water that is required for flushing. Fix those taps. Install a new shower head. If you have a well or a pump, use the rainwater for the garden. Little things, things that hardly require any effort, can truly make a world of difference. Finally, find a good waste services partner as well – one that can help you in your quest to ‘go green’ as much as you can.