Summer is officially here, and there’s nothing better than to start the season by going green. In this way, you can reduce your carbon footprint and save our planet earth at the same time. Going green is the buzz nowadays. Wherever you go, you can see myriads of companies are incorporating this tactic to sell their products. Using less plastic, making reusable materials, and so on.
So as an average person, what can we do to save our planet just like what companies do to their products? Here are eight things you can do to go green under the heat of the sun this summer.
Stop being a couch potato indulging yourself on Netflix all day and start doing physical activity outside. Go jogging or walking, or whatever you can to keep your mind and body active. You can also go on a trail hike with your friends as well to keep you company. This way, it reduces your electricity consumption at home and giving your body its much-needed exercise.
Paperless is the Real Deal
In the digital age, innovations are rising. In fact, all the things we need in our daily lives are already found on the web. So instead of receiving monthly paper bills, contact your utility and phone companies to send the bills via email. This reduces paper usage, thus, saving the environment.
One of the most basic ways to go green is saving water. There’s no excuse that you can’t do such. Start by switching off the faucet every time you brush your teeth or using low-intensity showers. These small things of conserving water can go a long way.
Stop wasting money on one-time use resources and start reusing instead. Use tote bags when you go shopping, bring a water bottle with you every time you go out, and so on.
Go Green by Buying Green
As I said earlier, myriads of companies are incorporating green methods in their products. This is prominent mostly on appliances where you can see a green label on the back of their products. So if you have to opt for one, then choose one that has the label on it. Sure, it may be costly, but the energy savings you can benefit from such is the real deal.
Every one of us can recycle. Start by segregating your trash at home so that you can separate what is recyclable and what’s not. You can send these recyclable items to a recycling company where they can make use of it and turn it into something new such as chairs, tables, and all kinds of stuff that’s made from recycled materials.
Support Local Farmers
You may be wondering what is going green with this tip? Well, if you buy produce from your local farmers, it means you are buying food directly where it came from. Unlike grocery stores, where foods are shipped from different parts of the world, which costs transportation shipping that may increase carbon footprint.
Grow Your Own Food
Now that we’re at it, you can alternatively grow your own produce on your backyard as well. Create a backyard garden where you can grow fruits and veggies that you can harvest when the time comes. It feels rewarding knowing that all your dishes are made from your very own handpicked produce. Not only that, but it will also save you time and money as well from going back and forth to the store.