4 Ways to Live Eco-Friendly at The Park22 Feb 2019
Whether you’re looking to shop more sustainably and cruelty-free, or want to find tangible ways you can incorporate more zero-waste living into your life, there are plenty of small changes you can make to live eco-friendly. Here’s how you can live a greener life at The Park this year.
Reduce Energy Consumption
Reducing your energy consumption is a great way to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Consider taking shorter showers and unplugging devices when they aren’t in use. You can also wash your clothing in cold water when possible and lower your thermostat in the winter and raise it in the summer. These small changes all help to make the planet a better place for all.
Air Dry Your Clothing
Air drying your clothing will not only help the environment, but it will also help your clothes live a little longer. Washers and dryers can be notoriously bad for clothing, especially more delicate fabrics, so invest in a drying rack or hang a clothes line somewhere in your apartment home to air dry your pieces. Your clothes will appreciate being treated a little kinder and this will help to reduce your energy and water consumption.
Cut Back on Meat Consumption
30% of the earth’s surface is being used to produce livestock. The livestock industry produces a large amount of harmful greenhouse gases. Being more mindful about your meat consumption is a great way to help reduce the production of those harmful gases. Consider eating more veggies, seafood and grains.
Choose to Borrow, Instead of Buy
Let’s face it, we are a nation hooked on consumerism. But there is hope for those who wish to unsubscribe to the constant push to purchase, purchase, purchase. Embrace minimalism and choose to borrow certain items instead of owning them. Get a library card and check out books, instead of buying them from the bookstore. Use a service like Rent the Runway to rent special occasion dresses so you won’t need to purchase a new outfit for every wedding, gala or special event that you attend. This will cut down on clutter within your home and make use of resources that already exist, instead of contributing to the societal push to produce and sell new items.
How will you make changes to live eco-friendly this month? We hope these ideas inspire you to be kinder to the environment.