How to Live More Eco-Friendly

Simple Hacks: How to Live More Eco-Friendly

With global climate change becoming more apparent worldwide, every person is becoming confronted with the realities of our consumption and the destruction of the planet. Since a young age, I have been proactive about the environment but have been brainwashed and consumed with capitalistic ideas of consumption and purchasing in recent years. However, I remain faithful to my simple habits and ways you can implement an eco-friendly lifestyle into your life now. Every one of us needs to do our part in some small way or another to help extend the life of this planet and take care of the plants, animals, and world that is our home.

Here are some simple ways to implement into your daily habits and life to be a bit more mindful of the environment around you...

Pick up one piece of trash per day.

A wonderful person once told me we can all make the world a better place by picking up one piece of trash daily. Now you might think, what can one amount of waste really do? One piece of trash can travel throughout the world's freshwater rivers and oceans, accumulating on beaches and in species habitats. This debris harms physical habitats, transport chemical pollutants, and threatens aquatic life. This trash also interferes with human life, uses of the river, marine and coastal environments, plus the trash is just ugly! If every single human would pick up just one piece of litter today, there would be over 300 million fewer pieces of litter, and if they picked up 10 pieces there would be 3 billion fewer pieces damaging our environment. Make an impact today. Pick up that snickers wrapper on the ground. You most likely will inspire action from anyone that sees you do it!

Shop Locally.

Think local shops, thrift stores, flea markets, farmers' markets, and produce stands you might find on a local street corner. Purchasing more locally sourced products and food provides community benefits for the local economy and far-reaching environmental benefits. It Preserves Small Farm Land and protects farmland, therefore reducing food miles which helps alleviate our dependence on fossil fuels, reduce air pollution and cut back on greenhouse gas emissions. Their success relies on people in the community buying their local produce. Buying locally is supporting the local workforce. Getting to know your local farmers helps you understand ex