How to Live a More Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle

Environment Friendly Living


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    Image titled Eat Meat and Lose Weight Step 4



    Consider decreasing your meat and dairy consumption.

    Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction. There has to be put 660 gallons (2,000 L) of water into one burger, 65 square feet per quarter pound of beef, the industry produces more climate gasses alone than the whole world’s transport industry and in some regions over 90% of the antibiotics is used in animal agriculture making it linked to the explosion of multi-resistant bacteria. Consider becoming a responsible hunter to obtain meat in a more natural and environmentally-friendly way.


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    Image titled Lose up to 9 KG in 9 Days on a Rice, Fruit, Vegetable Diet Step 4



    Go more plant based.

    Consider buying rice milk, soy milk, hemp milk, oat milk or coconut milk instead of cow’s milk. Find some vegan recipes you like. Have meat-free monday. Every little change you make will have a large impact. Even consider doing some research on how to go vegetarian or vegan.


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    Think about the clothes you buy.

    Buy second-hand and avoid polyester and acrylic fabrics. Instead look for cotton, linen, hemp, organic silk, organic wool or semi-synthetic viscose. Synthetic fabrics are made from fossil fuels and the process of dying them is producing massive amounts of chemical waste. It’s a cheap material and therefor brands use them in dresses, tops, jeans and jackets. The fabric is either mixed with for example cotton or viscose (which makes it impossible to recycle) or it’s a 100% of a dress. The fabric is questionable to the skin (it’s not breathing) and it’s poor quality. It will loose it soft and silky texture after it’s been worn three or four times or start to peel. Every time you wash these fabrics you releases micro- and nanoplastics into the oceans. Plastic in the oceans are a huge environmental issue. Buying second-hand is also a more environmental friendly way of living. There should be at least one thrift/second-hand store near by you. You can download apps specifically made for selling or buying reused stuff.


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    Check where your money goes.

    Where goes your investments? Are you willing to support foundations like Rainforest foundation or other organizations like WWF and Greenpeace? Also, think into a more minimalistic lifestyle. Do you really need to buy a second ipad or that new pair of jeans, that will probably just end up as waste?


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    Use a menstrual cup or cloth pads if you are a woman.

    This will really decrease the amount of waste you put into landfills each month. Menstrual cups are easy to use and very portable. Cloth pads take a little more effort, but less than you might think. And, while reusable products are a little expensive at first, in the long run, they save you money. (

    This will really decrease the amount of waste you put into landfills each month. Menstrual cups are easy to use and very portable. Cloth pads take a little more effort, but less than you might think. And, while reusable products are a little expensive at first, in the long run, they save you money. (
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menstrual_cup
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloth_menstrual_pads


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    Consider taking notes on a computer.

    If you take notes by hand remember to recycle the paper when you are finished with it. If you think it will be okay to take notes on a computer instead, that will save a lot of paper and will be considered more eco-friendly.


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    Image titled Make a Valentine's Day Goodie Bag for a Friend Step 1



    Buy some canvas bags and use them at the grocery store.

    Keep them in your car so you don’t forget to bring them. Alternatively, use the plastic grocery bags as trash bags for small cans. Some stores will take bundles of plastic bags for recycling.


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    Buy food from the bulk bins at your local health food store or in some grocery stores.

    Most food in those stores is more expensive but the bulk bins and bulk spices are often cheaper than grocery store equivalents and use less packaging.


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    Be particular about the fish you eat.

    Many fish are over harvested or their capture has negative impacts on ocean ecosystems. You can download a regional seafood guide from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium at bins. They are a great place to begin exploring meat-free options such as textured vegetable protein.


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    Reuse things when they break.

    Reusing things instead of throwing them away will result in less garbage in landfills and less resource consumption.


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    Start a compost pile or bin

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    Toss in fruit and vegetable scraps instead of throwing those items in your garbage. This will cut down on the amount of your garbage, along with providing you eventually with some organic material for your garden or landscape plantings.

    Toss in fruit and vegetable scraps instead of throwing those items in your garbage. This will cut down on the amount of your garbage, along with providing you eventually with some organic material for your garden or landscape plantings.


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    When a bulb burns out, replace it with a compact fluorescent light, if size permits.

    These last far longer and use much less electricity than regular incandescent light bulbs. You can use 120W replacer at Costco. They only use 23W and work TERRIFIC! And they last 5 times longer than a standard 2000 reflector! They are VERY bright. You may want to use only a couple in the room, as they may make a difference!


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    Cut up old/stained/holey shirts (or any absorbent material) to use as

    rags

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    Use them instead of tissues, paper napkins, paper towels, etc. Put them over bowls of soup in the microwave to prevent splatter, use them to clean up spills, etc. Keep a small bucket in a central location to toss them in once used, and wash them when you have a load.

    Use them instead of tissues, paper napkins, paper towels, etc. Put them over bowls of soup in the microwave to prevent splatter, use them to clean up spills, etc. Keep a small bucket in a central location to toss them in once used, and wash them when you have a load.

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