Going green is no longer a fad or a trend, it is now the new reality today. With growing concerns about global warming, it’s time to pitch in and start making conscious changes that benefit our precious planet (if you haven’t been making the effort already). Thankfully, you don’t have to reinvent your entire beauty routine or transform your entire lifestyle while on your go-green journey.
Going green can be easy and simple by weaving small adjustments in your life. Making positive changes that benefit the globe is all about being mindful of your choices and options. The side-effects of making green choices include big rewards for the world and will make you feel like a better person. Here are a few simple lifestyle shifts that will get you in the green groove, create a positive impact on the environment and make you feel terrific in the process.
Everybody knows making smart food choices is hugely important for our health. But did you know what we eat can make a difference for the health of our planet too? Opting for more meatless meals throughout the week can help your waistline and the world.
Recent statistics about vegan diets indicate that going with veggie-based food choices reduces global warming, conserves water, and saves lives. The meat industry is responsible for more than 18% of all greenhouse gases released into the environment.
Choosing meatless meals (like our delicious Meatless Gyro with Sriracha Tzatziki Sauce recipe above!) is one of the most simple, yet impactful ways to transform your health and heal the planet.
When it comes to getting around from point A to B there are a lot of steps we can take to feel better and improve the planet. We mean literal steps. Whenever possible, try to walk to your destination. Or consider putting a basket on your bicycle and riding to the market instead of taking the car.
The take-away point here is this: Automobile emissions have increased tremendously over the last few decades, and they’re crushing the pristine, cleanliness of our environment. Luckily, not all automobiles are created equal.
If you depend on a car, then consider getting an electric vehicle (EV for short). These are far more affordable than you might think, and engineering advancements have greatly improved these eco-friendly cars over the years. Even EV charging stations are more reliable and efficient now thanks to the demand for transportation alternatives that look great and benefit our environment.
Believe it or not, even your travel plans can have an impact on the planet. From the foods you eat to the destinations you select for vacation, your choices can influence the environment. When planning for your next travel excursion, do some research on eco-friendly destinations that support sustainability.
You might even consider vacationing close by, because the less distance you travel, the less substantial your carbon footprint will be. If you’re staying at a hotel, reuse your towels, and linens. When packing for your trip, choose reusable containers such as water bottles so you aren’t contributing to landfills with plastics that threaten the beauty of our earth.
Waste Not Want Not
Speaking of landfills, make every effort to avoid contributing to them. Whenever possible, opt to recycle when you can. Recycling options are available now more than ever. Even if your city or area might not have a recycling trash pickup service, there are still facilities where you can take your recyclable trash so it is processed and repurposed instead of polluting the planet.
Also, consider replacing paper plates, plastic utensils, and plastic cups with real dishware. This goes a long way towards reducing waste in landfills and can make for pleasurable eating experiences when food is presented on pretty plate patterns.
Take on an eco-friendly mindset when shopping by purchasing locally as often as possible. Shopping locally-sourced items makes for a less significant carbon footprint, and also supports your local farmers and vendors.
When it comes to beauty treatments, do your research and shop from sustainable, eco-friendly certified companies for your lotions, shampoos, and soaps. Because these beauty products are lovingly made, they are often incredibly luxurious too.
These simple changes in your shopping routines can make a big difference in saving the environment and make you feel awesome too!
Be an advocate for your planet while feeling like a champion by making smart choices about shopping, travel, and recycling. These few steps will help you feel like you’re making a difference – because you are!