Green living: this can mean anything related to excess energy consumption, waste reduction or any other area of your green living lifestyle that needs a boost. Use this Eastertide to make it a habit.
Energy Consumption There are several things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint through a reduction in the amount of energy you use. You can do things such as:
Give up TV one night a week
Unplug an hour before bedtime
Limit browsing on social networks sites
You can focus on other lifestyle changes as well to cut down on fossil fuel emissions. Instead of driving to the corner store, walk instead. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Waste Reduction You can do your bit for the planet by reducing the amount of waste produced by your household. Instead of a snack from the vending machine at work, you can bring along some fresh fruit. You can get a bulk container of nuts and divide out small portions bagged in eco-friendly sealable bags or a plastic container you reuse.
You can also plan your household meals more carefully, taking the time to measure out portions in order to reduce food waste. You’ll have the added benefit of learning portion control for managing your weight.
The season gives you a reason and time goal to keep you focused on the little changes that can make a big difference in your carbon footprint.