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Easy Eco-Friendly Changes

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People try to live an eco-friendly life for a variety of reasons. Some people want to help the environment or save money or just live a simpler life. Some do it for a mix of a lot of reasons. No matter what your reasons are, it can be overwhelming to jump in if you are just getting started. Luckily, you don’t need to make huge changes to start feeling good about your decisions

Eat Less Meat

A large portion of the earth is taken up with raising and caring for livestock for people to eat. It also accounts for a large portion of water consumption. Doing more vegetarian meals to reduce the amount of meat you are eating can have a huge impact. This can also be good for your health to eat more vegetables and less meat. 

Recycle and Use Less

We can start to use less paper because we can do so much on technology now. There is less need to use paper, and the paper that you do use can be recycled. You can also use less in other areas and recycle more of all your waste. This will help you support the environment and simplify your life. 

Shopping Bags

One way that you can produce less waste is by examining how you bring your food home from the grocery store. Using reusable canvas shopping bags can help you get rid of a lot of the waste you produce. They are also sturdier than a plastic bag so you can get a lot of use out of them. They can hold more items and be used for other things like storage and moving. They are a little bit of an investment at the beginning, but they will pay for themselves. Even if you don’t want to make the investment, you can just start to reuse plastic ones as a first step. 

Home Upgrades

You can also save money and be better for the environment by making some energy-efficient changes to your home. Things like a programmable thermostat will help you maintain a comfortable home while reducing your heating expenses. You can also save energy by using LED light bulbs from, energy-efficient appliances, and adding insulation to your home. 

Picking Different Brands

You can also make more eco-friendly choices by being more aware of the brands and companies you support. You can find eco-friendly companies to support finding items like cleaning supplies or personal care items. Most of the items you regularly purchase can be bought from companies that also make good environmental decisions. 

Water Usage

Using less water is another eco-friendly choice you can make. Taking less time in the shower can reduce the amount of water you use. Installing a low-flow showerhead will also help use less water in the shower. 

Buying fewer plastic water bottles can also help the environment. You can get a reusable water bottle that will keep you hydrated while helping the planet. A water filter can help if you are worried about tap water that is undesirable.

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