We only have one planet, and it is up to use to ensure its survival. So much damage has already be done to Mother Earth, but there are plenty of things we ways we can live a green and eco-friendly lifestyle that will help slow and stop the destruction. Read on to find out what they are.
Use grey water
The first way that you can help conserve mother nature’s resources is to use gray water. Graywater is water that has already been used once for washing, or laundry. Contrary to popular belief, grey water is totally OK to use again for some jobs. These include watering your plants, washing down the patio in your yard, and even flushing your toilet.
You can even use treated greywater to irrigate food as part of the preparation process. Do be careful though because the safety of your gray water often depends on you not using overpowering chemicals.
You must also be careful to distinguish greywater from Blackwater. Blackwater is the liquid that is created by flushing human waste down the toilet.
Also, remember that some areas have stricter grey water reuse rules than others. So always make sure that you know what is legal and illegal before you do it.
Brick in the toilet
Another way of living a more eco-friendly lifestyle is by using less water altogether. A popular way of doing this is to place something in the cistern of your toilet that displaces the volume of water.
Some people use a brick, while others choose to purchase a specific device for doing this. That means every time you flush your toilet you are using less water. This can result in a massive reduction in water consumption over a period of time.
Of course, recycling is another way of living a green lifestyle. Most people know the basis of this process such as sorting out paper, metal and plastic packing into different bins to be collected up.
Some people even save food scraps and plant waste to add to their very own compost pile. Not only does this reduce the amount of waste being dumped in landfills. But you also get the added advantage that it makes an excellent safe and natural fertilizer for your garden. Meaning that you can grow flowers or even vegetables for you own consumption, which is another ecological friendly thing to do.
There are also many ingenious ways of recycling everyday thing in the home, so they don’t get wasted, and that can make your life a little easier. If you would like to know more about this, then check out this green blogger roundup for some more information.
A Vegetarian Diet
Cutting out meat is another very effective way of being much more eco-friendly. This is because raising cattle for meat is a very inefficient process. In fact for the resources, it would take to raise one cow you can grow 16 times as much food in vegetable form. Of course, there is also the animal cruelty facts to consider as well, so that makes going veggie a can be great idea. If you are a meat eater always make sure that you choose grass fed organic meat that comes from a humane GMO free and/or local farm that practices are sustainable and environmentally friendly.