Many people may not realize how a few simple changes could allow them to lead a more biofriendly, sustainable life. According to the EPA, “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.” This means, so long as we can figure out a way to co-exist with nature and not deplete the earth’s natural resources, we can preserve the future for generations to come.
So, what can you do to live more sustainably? In actual fact, sustainability is all about the small, simple actions people take on a daily basis, which add up to make a big difference. We realize not everyone can afford to install solar panels on their roof, put up a wind turbine in their backyard, buy a hybrid or electric vehicle, or set up their own micro hydroelectric power system. Fortunately, the following biofriendly actions can help you live a more sustainable life, starting today!
Biofriendly Tips for Sustainability in the Home
1. Walk don’t drive
Ditch your vehicle at least once a week and opt for a more environmentally-friendly transportation option such as walking or biking. Not only can walking and biking be a fun form of exercise, doing these actions can lower the amount of harmful emissions being exuded into the air and environment.
While we on the subject about ditching, it is essential you figure out some time to unplug and ditch your cell phone, TV, computer and electronic devices every single day. Our society has become so technologically advanced, it is sometimes difficult for people to remember to unplug daily and spend some time enjoying face-to-face communication, the great outdoors, and all that the people and places in our life have to offer.
3. Grow your own
Whether you live in a house or an apartment, you can supplement your food supplies by planting your own herb and/or vegetable garden. Growing your own food gives you more immediate access to healthy food options, saves you money and allows you to know from where your food came. While you are at it, don’t forget to minimize food waste and compost all you can so it can help give life to more herbs and veggies.