5 Ways to Become More Eco-Friendly This Year

Going into 2021, you will want to do all that you can to become eco-friendly. Becoming eco-friendly will help you improve the environment and will even help you to improve your overall health.

1. DIY

Consider doing it yourself as much as possible. For example, if you need clothing or cleaning clothes, consider making them yourself. There are many things that you can DIY, including clothing, cleaners, homemade soaps, lotions, and many more products. Many of these products are loaded with chemicals that can hurt the environment and cause you health problems. By making your own things, you will know exactly what goes into them. This is perfect for those that want to lower their carbon footprint and be kinder to the earth. If you are unsure of how to begin making your own things, you can purchase several books or look online. There are many helpful blogs and videos that will help you with your DIY journey.

2. Recycle

Recycling is imperative to help the environment. Whatever you use, look at it, and make sure that it cannot be recycled. You can use some items in your home for different things. For example, an empty food jar can be used for storage. If you do not have any use for the item, check to see if your local area has a recycling program. Most areas do and will even provide a box that they pick up each week. Check to make sure which items are recyclable to ensure that you are putting the right things in each box.

3. Get Rid of Disposables

To be more eco-friendly for 2021 year, you will need to get rid of anything disposable. Disposables, including single-use plastics, may take many years to degrade in the landfill. Many of these things will simply never degrade. Consider only using those items that can have multiple uses. For example, instead of using soap that comes out of a plastic bottle, consider switching to bar soap. Instead of using plastic bags, consider switching to cloth bags. The more you do, the more you help the environment.

4. Grow Your Own Food

Another great way you can be eco-friendly this year is to consider growing your own food. When you purchase food from your local supermarket, you never know how it has been treated. It may have been sprayed with pesticides or grown with genetically modified seeds. If you want to make sure that you are eating pure foods that have not been touched by these things, you should grow them yourself. Growing a garden is not hard. It will take work, but with some time and effort, you will have no trouble growing your own food. If you do not have the space for a large garden, consider growing a container garden. Growing a container garden allows you to grow vegetables in tiny spaces. You will not believe what you can grow. If you are new to gardening, consider getting several books to help you learn how to make the most out of your garden.

If you are unable to garden for whatever reason, there are still ways that you can ensure that you are eating green. Your local farmer’s market is a great source of vegetables. When you meet the farmers, you will be able to talk to them about how they grow their vegetables. This will help to ensure that you can eat healthy and eco-friendly.

5. Gift Eco-Friendly

A great thing that you can do to ensure that you are going as green as possible is to consider giving eco-friendly gifts. There are many options out there when it comes to green gift-giving. One idea is to give jewelry that has been made in an eco-friendly manner. A great idea is to give the best lab-created diamonds. The process of extracting real diamonds can be harmful to the environment. Diamonds that have been created in a lab are grown in an eco-friendly manner. Other gift-giving ideas include plants, donations to green initiatives, and reusable items. Take your time in considering eco-friendly gifts for your loved ones.

Going eco-friendly is easy. All you need to do is to start making a conscious effort into living a green lifestyle. Stay away from anything that is harmful to the environment and encourage your entire family to go green.

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