Sustainable Living At Home
Sustainable living, by definition, is a kind of lifestyle that aims to minimize a person’s use of natural resources. Contrary to popular belief, however, it doesn’t mean completely avoiding extravagances in life. It’s more like being aware of the pros and the cons of having “too much,” as well as being disciplined and resolute with “just enough.”
The only question is: how can one practice sustainable living, especially at home?
Here are some ways:
- Recycling. I’m sure we all know how the “triple Rs” go: reduce, reuse, and recycle. But did you know that without recycling, the other 2 Rs will cease to exist? That’s because recycling is the most effective way of (1) reducing waste that might further harm our environment and (2) reusing waste that can still be used for other purposes. Even more so, it helps people to become more responsible when getting rid of things.
- Minimizing energy use. Do you know why people are encouraged to switch off lights during Earth Day, even just for an hour? That’s because having a sustainable life means knowing how to conserve energy, including electricity. It also doesn’t just lessen the burden of some families – more specifically, getting high energy consumption rates. It also helps people to become more sentient of what might happen if – let’s say – the computer is left on for 7 days straight.
- Eating local produce. Let me ask you: what’s the difference between local food and imported food? The answer is none. Both are made locally in their respective places. So, what’s stopping you from buying local produce? You see, local food is not just affordable. It’s also healthier compared to imported ones, which might have been exposed to dangerous chemicals as it went through numerous operations just to be cleared from any kind of violations.
- Planting. And by planting, it means growing your own backyard farm and harvesting your own crops. Even more so, you can either use the crops for personal use (e.g. making home-made fresh juices or refreshing smoothies via those seen in http://juicerkings.com/best-masticating-juicers/) or for commercial use (e.g. selling crops in the market or providing small crop orders for merchants within your locale).
These are only some ways to practice sustainable living at home. How about you? Are you practicing sustainable living, especially at home? If yes, do you know any other ways to live sustainably? If no, what’s stopping you from doing it? Let us know in the comments section below!