The average American is concerned about the environment and wants to make changes in their life to help, but doesn’t know-how. If this sounds like you, it’s great that you’re researching what you can do!
Of course, it’s not all huge changes. You don’t have to go vegan and bike to work every day: but there are many other ways you can change your life to help the Earth.
Reduce Water Usage
Water is an important part of being alive. We use it to wash our bodies, drink it to stay alive, and it helps ensure that our homes remain clean and safe for us to live in. But, unfortunately, clean water is a finite resource. So we must do everything we can to reduce water consumption.
This means taking shorter showers, turning off the tap when brushing our teeth, and avoiding overusing water in things like washing dishes or laundry throughout our daily lives.
Reducing the amount of water you use is vital to helping the Earth, and it’s something that everyone can start doing immediately.
Recycle Your Old Electronics
The average American gets a new phone every two years, so it’s important to think about what you can do to lessen the impact of making that switch so quickly.
To do this, consider looking into e-waste recycling so that your old phone, computer, or other electronic device doesn’t go into a landfill. This will allow it to either start a new life or get taken apart for pieces to be used in some other way, which is fantastic for the environment.
This is especially vital for items with a lithium battery, which is incredibly hazardous when put into landfills. If you have an old phone you can also do a quick IMEI Check.
Reuse As Much As Possible
Our culture has conditioned most of us into a lifestyle where if we don’t need something anymore, we might find ourselves throwing it out or getting rid of it instead of continuing to use it differently.
For example, old bath towels that aren’t as soft as they used to be can be donated to local animal rescues for bathing and washing animals or can even be cut up into scrubbing clothes for doing dishes and simple household cleaning.
Consume Less Meat
Nobody is trying to make you vegan, people enjoy meat in many ways, and it does offer some dietary help since it gives us complex proteins.
Instead, consider consuming less meat and changing the type of meat you eat. For example, red meat is less healthy than poultry and can be more expensive, and harder to source ethically. Try switching to mostly poultry and fish, if you can.
You Can Make A Difference In The World
Although it’s easy to feel small in a massive world that needs a lot of reform to go green: it’s important to recognize that your changes can make a huge difference in the world.
From eating less meat to trying out more interesting ways to reuse things you’ve always loved, every change you make can help.