Living sustainably means that we live within the natural limits of our environmental system and that our mode of living doesn’t harm the environment or the people around us, nor disrupt the natural balance within that system. Thankfully, people are becoming much more conscious of these things every day, and, every day I couldn’t be more grateful for that – it gives me hope to carry on fighting for this cause and hopefully the habit of being unsustainable will gradually be replaced with graceful and conscious living.
You know I’m an advocate for going green, which is why I started this company and am writing this blog. Environmental responsibility is in, people! If you’re reading this blog, then I take it you’ve already awakened and started actually doing something. Buying a reusable water bottle is a great first step. Carrying canvas shopping bags with you at all times is also a great step. But I want to talk about taking it up a notch. Don’t worry, it’s not that complicated.
Have you ever thought about your water use? Did you even know that there’s such a thing as water sustainability? It’s okay if you don’t, many people don’t. And that’s only part of the problem, the reason being that people rarely think about it because water is so accessible to us. You don’t have to leave your house to go get water to have for the day – for drinking, or cooking, or showering, or cleaning, or whatever. Have you ever thought about how many gallons of water pass through your toilet, for example? If your toilet is faulty, it could lead to an unnecessary waste of water, so make sure to upgrade it if you haven’t already.
Another thing you can do is take your bike out of the garage and use it. I’m sure you’ve heard this one before, but you have to understand how much biking can reduce carbon footprints! In addition to this, you can also try making your own natural cleaning solutions. Not only will you reduce the plastic waste, but you’ll also protect yourself from unnecessary chemicals which can be dangerous.
And lastly, engage your creativity and start recycling. This is one of the biggest challenges, but I’d say it’s only a challenge if you don’t give it a chance! Once you start, you’ll see that all of those unnecessary things you buy are, in fact, replaceable, and, in addition, you’ll find yourself much happier when you realize that these changes have made you a conscious individual.
Good luck, and remember: environmental responsibility is the new black!