Nowadays many of us keep hearing about sustainable home, eco-friendly and organic products all around us. With time coming awareness many of us are trying to live life without harming nature. However, the number of such people is still small. Most people believe that what will happen if we change alone?
Everything we do in our daily life has an impact on our earth. Whether it is our daily food or we have to use a car or scooter to go from one place to another.
Does this mean that we should eat only growing vegetables at home and start walking everywhere? No, we are not doing this at all, but yes, by making some changes in our thinking, we can get started. Wherever we get a chance, we can do environmental protection work at our level, but for this it is very important to have a positive thinking.
If you also have such a mindset, then you can try to lead a sustainable life with these changes.
What is Sustainable Life?
The most important thing for a sustainable life is that we try not to harm nature for our convenience.
Pankti Pandey from Ahmedabad has been inspiring people to live a sustainable and zero waste life since the last few years. In this article, we got to know from him which are 10 such easy changes, which the common man can easily adopt.
Rowty says, “To live a sustainable and sustainable lifestyle, we have to reduce waste at least at our level. After we use it, where do the useless things go? Only by keeping this in mind can we make a small help in a big change.”
Start with these 10 changes:
1. Stop using single use plastic
Today, from milk bags to rations, everything comes packed in plastic in our house. In such a situation, we should try to recycle these plastic bags as much as possible. But it is difficult for us to recycle every time. So try to avoid using it.
Single use plastic means that which we throw away immediately after a few minutes of use. To avoid this, always keep your reusable cloth bag, cutlery, cup and water bottle with you.
2.AVOID BUYING PACKAGED FOOD
This is a very simple solution, by which you can reduce your waste. You don’t have to search for fancy zero waste stores near you for this. You can take your containers with you to your grocery store. This is a simple way to make bulk shopping items plastic free, years ago our parents used to do the same.
The green waste of our house is the most easily recycled. Despite this, we just throw it in the garbage can. Have you ever tried to know where all this garbage is going? You can easily compost this green waste.
This work is neither difficult nor too expensive. You can make it on your balcony or patio by spending 2-3 minutes everyday in very less space. You can use it in your garden. Even if you do not have a garden in your house, you can still do the work of spreading greenery by making compost and using it in the nearby trees.
4. Minimize the use of chemicals
Most of us are not aware of how much the cleaning products we use on a daily basis pollute our water bodies. So instead of using toxic chemicals, make your own cleaners, shampoos and other products at home. We can easily make and use completely chemical free products from the items available at home.
5. Buy Less Use More
We humans today, becoming a part of the blind race of appearances, are buying things without thinking. Be it clothes, food, electronic items or vehicles. We waste it by taking more than what we need and use electricity to maintain it. So be mindful of what you are buying, waste less and use more.
Instead of throwing away clothes and items after use, donate it to the needy.
Nowadays almost everything from paper products to electronics can be recycled. So before sending unused stuff to a landfill, think about how it can be recycled. You look around you, you will definitely find recycling companies that can recycle your waste.
7. Buy Local and Organic Products
As a sensible consumer, we should buy local fruits and vegetables or other products. Because the product imported from afar uses transport, it also generates carbon emissions. We can promote organic farming system by choosing more and more organic products. It can also be a good way to live a sustainable life.
8. Use Electricity Wisely
The way electricity and water bills are increasing day by day, it is clear from this that we should use it wisely. This is not only harmful for us financially, but it is also not good from the point of view of environmental protection. Because the carbon emissions which are generated in the production of this energy, it harms the nature somewhere. So we should use it according to the need. At the same time, it would be best that we emphasize on the use of renewable energy i.e. renewable energy, such as solar energy.
9. Be a Conscious Traveler
Of course, traveling has a positive effect in our lives. But there is no doubt that whenever we go out for a walk, we come unknowingly spreading some dirt. Which has a negative impact on the environment. That’s why we as a conscious traveler should try to shop for local goods wherever we go, respect the local culture, spread the least amount of garbage and do not harm the wildlife and plants.
10. Minimize vehicle use
Today, there are more vehicles in cities than there are humans. It is not only responsible for the problem of traffic, but the smoke coming out of the vehicle is also very harmful for our environment. That’s why we should try to walk to a short distance place, such as a vegetable or grocery store. If there is a better facility of public transport to reach your office, then use it. Even if you go by your car, try to use one vehicle for two people.
The purpose of this article is not that you should adopt all these methods immediately. But we hope that there will definitely be a change in your thinking.
Editing: Archana Dubey
Also read: 10 Ways To Save Water: These Small Changes Can Save A Lot Of Water
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