One of the main concerns facing our world today is global warming, climate change, air and water pollution, and waste disposal. All the things that affect our daily life. We are all aware of the problems we face and that we have the responsibility to contribute to the fight, achieving an ecological lifestyle
This can be tricky when having a baby. Even more so with more than one child, when their time is limited and they seem to produce endless waste. Like so many other things, it needs planning and organization. These are the first steps towards a greener lifestyle.
If you are not recycling your waste yet, this should probably be your first step. Living in a country or city that makes recycling a priority makes it so much easier. But if not, we still recommend that you recycle, at least to some extent. If the public authorities are not taking the first step, we should try to do our part. No time to lose. Sorting paper and plastic is easy. If you make sure everything is clean, you can store it and go to the recycling station twice a month.
It certainly depends on your living conditions, how easy and convenient it is to recycle. When the building you live in, or your neighborhood, offers more options than littering in general, it becomes much more convenient. Here you can read some great tips on recycling.
Reduce your waste
When you start recycling, you realize how much waste you produce. Limiting waste is perhaps the easiest step to going green. Starting with small steps like picking up food that isn't wrapped in plastic and putting the item right in your shopping cart if possible. Make the effort to think of the small steps you can take to reduce your waste. It will soon become part of your everyday life. The small footprint family has some great tips on how you can reduce your waste, which you can read about by clicking here.
Buy local and seasonal
We are not always aware of this, but many of the products in your local supermarkets have crossed a country, a continent, or even half the world before ending up in your shopping cart. Imported products produce more packaging and more greenhouse gases. By buying local, you know the origin of the products and limit the contamination of transport. Additionally, buying local products supports local farmers and local jobs, while reducing pollution from transportation and can reduce the use of chemical fertilizers.
Green holidays and weekends closer to home
If you share our goal of being greener, choosing to vacation closer to home might be a good idea. There are probably a lot of great things to discover close to home that can be accessed by bus, train, or a short drive away. It's probably cheaper but also better for our planet.
Many of our actions and choices can have a significant impact on the environment. Try to think about how your actions affect the environment, when making big and small decisions. From what kind of coffee you drink to what kind of car you buy, if you decide to buy a car.
Earth Day was celebrated on April 22. On their website you can register and join their movement. There you can also find great tips on how to go green. Read more on their website, www.earthday.org.
By taking these simple actions, you will soon adopt new habits… for a greener lifestyle!