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Living an eco-friendlier lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to make 100 drastic changes at once. In fact, you can start making the transformation to living an eco-friendlier lifestyle by making little changes here and there.
Entrepreneur Marty Stallone started making eco-friendly changes to his lifestyle and because the switch was so easy he started applying eco-friendly practices to his business as well.
Today, I’m going to share with you a few simple ways that you can start living an eco-friendlier lifestyle without having to make too many drastic changes so you can see it’s not as hard as you may have been led to believe.
Eat Less Meat
Did you know that over 30% of the Earth’s surface is taken up by livestock?
And to make things worse the industry contributes 9% of humanity’s overall CO2 emissions. If we all ate less meat we would make an incredible difference to the world.
Try to replace just a single meal every week with an alternative to meat, to begin with. Eat more vegetables or seafood. If you really want to make a difference, going vegetarian is the best way to do it.
In addition to helping the planet, you’re also seeing improvements in your overall health with this one small change.
Use Canvas and Cloth Over Plastic
Plastic is something else you should aim to cut out of your life. Plastic bags, in particular, take so many years to fully decompose and they require a tremendous amount of carbon to create. Consider the fact most of us use them once and you can see how wasteful it is.
Bringing your own cloth or canvas bag protects the environment and ensures you use the same bag for longer. Many retailers sell them for a reasonable price.
Start a Compost Heap
Businessman Marty J. Stallone says that compost heaps have become a huge trend in the United States in recent years. The reason for this is that they reuse the things you would normally throw in the trash.
Plus you’ll be able to keep your plants healthy without investing in expensive compost. It’s a win-win situation for you.
Replace Your Light Bulbs
The next time your light bulbs blow out, seek out a more eco-friendly alternative. A CFL light bulb is what you should be looking for. These are known to last five times longer than your standard bulb. They also use far less electricity than normal bulbs.
And if you’re worried about environmental bulbs being dimmer that problem is a thing of the past. CFL light bulbs are brighter than incandescent ones.
Change the Way You Wash Your Clothes
Washing your clothes with a machine wastes a huge amount of energy if you’re washing on hot. 85% of the energy used is just on heating the water alone. Try to wash your clothes on cold.
And if you happen to live in hotter states consider drying your clothes on a line instead of using a dryer. This will significantly reduce your household energy consumption.
Last Word – Making a Difference
By changing the way you live your life you will make a big difference in the world. There’s no reason why we can’t counter climate change. It just requires the cooperation and desire of ordinary people to make it work.
Do you have any tips for those looking to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle?