I will be writing a series on how to go green in different areas of your life right here on Premeditated Leftovers. I am honored to have the space to do this!
This first in the series will be on reasons why you should go green. Then, there will be several posts on how to go about “greening” your life in just about every area of your home and life.
Let’s start with the basics. Why should you live more green?
- Living green is frugal. Often times, the “green thing’ is also the “frugal thing”. For instance, one of the main principals to living green is reusing things. The more things you reuse, the less money you spend on buying things.
- Living green is healthier. By becoming aware of your consumption of foods, your behaviors and how you live, you will be able to find healthier ways to live overall.
- Living green is easier than you think. It’s about making simple lifestyle changes and I promise, you won’t notice anything but good things!
- Living green is responsible. In order to leave a better world for our kids and their kids, living green now is crucial for their future.
Let’s expand on those ideas:
“Living green is frugal”
I initially started my frugal journey without even connecting the fact that the things that I was doing to save money were also things that were good for the environment. It makes sense, though. The less stuff we consume, the less stuff that needs to be produced. Finding new uses for things that would normally end up in the trash is so much more frugal-friendly than buying things when you don’t need to, and it helps the environment because it means less stuff is ending up in our landfills.
Think about it; in the “olden days”, people used everything they could-lard from meats that were cooked were made into soap, plastic containers were always used more than once and glass jars were indefinitely used. This was because people had to really watch what they were buying and use everything to the max. They didn’t realize that in doing that, they were also living more sustainable.
“Living green is healthier”
This one, I could write a book on. To make a long story short, let’s just say REAL food is GOOD for you and the environment. Using natural things to clean with is good for the environment as well. And guess what? If they are good for plants and the trees, it goes to say that they are good for your living body as well.
“Living green is easier than you think”
Many people think that going green is going to mean spending a lot of money on specialty products or learning to give up things they once loved. Just like living the frugal life is about simple changes in attitudes and spending habits, going green is the same way.
“Living green is responsible.”
It is so important for us to make the changes now in how much we take from the Earth and it’s resources. Did you know that only about 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater (drinkable water)? We must preserve this precious resource! It is also important that we teach the younger generation to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
In the next post in this series, we will look at ways you can start to go green and make a difference in your environment and the world around you. Just making simple, small changes will make a big impact.
Eco-friendly Tips for Going Green in the Kitchen
Eco-Friendly Tips for Going Green in the Bathroom
Eco-Friendly Tips for Going Green in the Bedroom
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