10 ways to be environmentally conscious
We can help reduce the number of harmful emissions created and released by choosing to walk. In addition, our physical and mental health will improve.
Reduce water waste
A lot of energy goes into making water available to your home. Taking shorter shower and turning off the water while you brush your teeth or while you shave, will help save water. Every drop counts, a drop saved is a penny earned. You can save your hard earned money, if you reduce your water waste.
Turn if off
The small things we do in our daily life can actually add up to make a huge difference. Turning off the lights when know one is in the room, will help save energy and money.
Clean after yourself
Be considerate, your habits are a reflection of you. The best thing you can do is pick up after yourself and dispose of the litter properly. Every little piece of trash can make a difference.
Reduce or reuse plastic
Stainless steel water bottles are a great way to reduce plastic water bottle waste. Reusing grocery bags for different purposes can also help reduce the need to buy more plastic bags.
Microbeads are small, solid, manufactured plastic particles that don't degrade or dissolve in water. They are abrasive to the skin, eyes, teeth and to the environment. Microbeads are used as a cheap ingredient in many skin and cosmetic products.
Plan ahead to make the most of your trips, to avoid having to ping-pong across town.
Look for companies that have ethical practices. Support companies who make the effort to inspire every one to be a better person. Companies that strive to inspire others, will always put in more time and energy to research any product they promote.
Punctures or overloading can make a plastic bags unusable. Cloth bags are thicker than plastic, which makes them strong enough to be used over and over again.
According to the Cornell University, diners leave 17 percent of their meals uneaten and 55 percent of edible leftover are left at the restaurant. Opt for smaller plates of food and go back for seconds if you're still hungry.