6 Tips For Sustainable Living
- Create an urban eco-pack for yourself when you’re out and about. It should include a food container to pick-up meals of to-go food at your favorite restaurant. Also add to your eco-pack, utensils, a mug or a Consol Grip and Go bottle. And most importantly, just say no to the plastic bags at the shop.
- If you’re washing dishes in the sink and letting the water run–you’re wasting tons of water. You can use 2 metal containers. Fill one up with hot soapy water. The soap I recommend is a Triple Orange Dishwashing Gel. It’s eco-friendly and biodegradable. Then fill the other tub up with plain water for rinsing. When you’re done, you can dump both tubs on your plants for watering because the soap is totally natural and biodegradable.
- Get off junk mail lists–now!
- When using the washing machine, it’s always best to use cold water and wash at non-peak hours. Usually between the hours of 6-8 am and 8-10 pm. Also, try to use a drying rack or washing line whenever possible to dry your laundry.
- Create your own natural cleaning products at home with this simple recipe. For an All-Purpose Cleaner: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda into 2 liters of water. Store and keep. Use for removal of water deposit stains on shower stall panels, bathroom chrome fixtures, windows, bathroom mirrors, etc. Green Clean Goddess…
- When you flush the toilet you are wasting water. To conserve water you can place an upright glass jar (like an old Mayonnaise jar) into the tank. The jar will remain filled with water when the tank is flushed, saving water each time you flush.
- Stop energy from escaping your electronic devices (aka phantom energy). Most of the electronic devices in your home stay on even when they’re off. To reduce energy waste, simply unplug when not in use or use a surge protector and flip the switch to the off position.
What are some simple ways you practice the sustainable life?