Easy Ways To Become More Sustainable

July 16, 2021

Easy Ways To Become More Sustainable

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Sustainability not only helps to preserve the earth we live on, but it saves money and improves the quality of life. 

Sustainability is a form of self-care.

Living in a way that's sustainable doesn't have to be difficult, it can be easy. That's why I'm here to share 10 easy ways that you can become more sustainable, starting now.

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10 Easy Ways to Become More Sustainable:

1. Plastic straw alternatives.

Plastic straws can cause pollution and damage to the environment as a whole. By investing in reusable straws, you reduce the amount of waste being generated as well as saving money! Lucky for you, here at Foods Alive we offer an arrangement of glass straws that are perfect for your smoothies and drinks!

2. Grow your own produce.

By growing your own produce, you are controlling what goes on your food sources. As many producers use harmful chemicals, growing your own produce would allow you to remove this practice and reduce the harmful chemicals that are going into the environment and causing pollution.

3. Use reusable grocery bags.

You can find reusable grocery bags just about anywhere. When purchased and received, simply place them in your car, purse, at work, and/or at home. By using these bags, you reduce the use of plastic and cut the amount of litter on this earth.

4. Switch to a reusable water bottle.

Switching to a reusable water bottle reduces the use of plastic that bottled water is placed in. It's not only sustainable in the sense that less plastic will be used, but you will end up saving an immense amount of money. Here, at Foods Alive, we offer reusable, glass water bottles that you would look great with! You can get these here

5. Shop at thrift stores.

Shopping at thrift stores is in style right now. Rather than shopping new, why not upcycle clothing pieces that you can find at thrift stores? Personally, I have found so many cool clothing pieces that look brand new and are cheap when I shop at my local thrift stores. 

6. Compost your food.

Composting your food scraps can lead to better soil. Composting also means less waste and less trash being buried in landfills. It also encourages new bacteria to grow and cultivate enhancing new plant growth. Simply set aside a bucket in your kitchen where you can easily throw your food scraps in.

7. Shop at your local farmers market.

Shopping locally at the farmers market not only supports your local farmers, but it is a great way to become more sustainable. Buying produce and food items locally, supports the conservation of farm space and green land in your community. Not only that, but locally sourced food items taste better than store bought. :)

8. Ride a bike.

Instead of relying on a car to take you everywhere, try riding a bike. You not only get exercise by doing this, but it decreases the amount of pollution being emitted in the air. Riding bike instead of driving is also cheaper. By riding bike, you don't have to worry about paying for gas. If you don't own a bike, try walking!

9. Practice a sustainable kitchen.

There are many ways in which you can practice this. Instead of throwing away the "cut-offs" of vegetables, juice them! Instead of using paper towels, use cloths. Some other ways to be sustainable in the kitchen include eating only what you need so you don't have to waste food, limit the use of hot water, invest in a pressure cooker to save energy, and more.

10. Limit the use of paper.

By using less paper, you can reduce the negative impact on forests and cause less waste to accumulate. Instead of using paper, use your technology; email, text, eBooks, online documents, etc.

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By just practicing these ten, simple options, you can make a huge difference in our economy. These ten ideas are easy to implement into your life to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

You don't even have to follow all 10! Just start with one or two, and add more and more on.

Don't just put these options into practice yourself, share them with your friends!

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RESEARCH:

https://ideasforus.org/20-ways-to-be-more-sustainable-in-2020/

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/9-reasons-why-bike-commuting-is-better-than-driving/

https://theminimalistvegan.com/live-a-more-sustainable-lifestyle/

https://www.extractsystems.com/healthydata-blog/2018/8/22/limiting-paper-usage-for-sustainability-and-interoperability





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