The phrase going green can sometimes sound a bit daunting. Yes, we all know the importance of taking care of our ecological structure and preserving the reserves of Mother Nature. But when the time comes to actually make a switch to how you’ve been living till now and start leading a more nature-oriented lifestyle, you may feel a little confused and scared.
If you’re here on the site, you probably already want to find out ways in which you can live a little greener. Thanks 🙂
The secret is, it’s not that difficult. There are millions of ways in which we can do our bit and spread some more green cheer in our lives, and maintain that balance in our environment. But if this is the first time you are planning to do something like this, there are some really (and we mean reallyyyy) simple ways that you can start with.
What Are The Easiest Ways To Make A Switch To Green Living?
1. Use Natural Based Cleaners Instead Of Chemical Ones – You can make your own cleaners at home, using easily available ingredients in very less time. Not only will these be free of chemicals, it will also be extremely cost effective. When you use cleaners available in the market, most of them contain chemicals that add to the pollution both outside the house as well as inside. If you want to buy your cleaners, check out organic and natural based ones that are also available online (on sites such as iHerb, Amazon and Flipkart).
2. Add Insulation – When you add insulation to your home, in areas such as your doors, window frames and your walls, you can save up to 20 to 30 percent on your total energy consumption. If you do not want to go for insulation, you can alternatively go for thermal shades that will keep the heat out of your home, and hold the warmth in during the cold winter months. As a result, you will reduce a lot on your energy usage, as well as save on your electricity bills.
3. Use Less Of Fragrance Based Products – Products that are fragrant often contain various harmful chemicals, such as phthalates. Not only can they cause irritation and eruptions on your skin, as well as cause hormonal imbalance, they also get washed down the drain and mix in the water system, causing harm to the ecological system. If you still want some fragrance in your products, go for ones that use natural essential oils.
4. Use Natural Pesticides Instead Of Chemical Ones – Instead of using chemical based pesticides which are harmful for the soil as well as cause water and air pollution, try making your natural pesticide at home. It will keep the pests away and help you take care of your plants, while also be easy on the pocket.
5. Stop Using Non-Stick Wares – When you cook at high temperatures in your non-stick utensils, it releases a chemical known as fluoropolymers that gets mixed up in the air. The chemicals also get mixed into your food and can lead to various health risks. Instead of non-stick cookware, go for cast iron or stainless steel ones.
Try out these easiest ways in which you can make that first switch. If you like what you do, make sure you tell us about it.
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