Great Green New Year’s Resolutions
So this year, why not make some green and eco friendly New Year’s Resolutions? They’re much, much easier than the popular ones above!
The Biggest Impact
Here are my 3 Best Green New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve picked them because they can have the biggest impact.
And, to be sure you are successful, read my Success Tips for Green New Year’s Resolutions.
Resolve to use and waste less water.
Take shorter showers (less than 5 minutes), collect rainwater to use to water your plants, if you’re rinsing veggies in the sink, collect the water for re-use elsewhere – once you start, it’s easy to become creative!
If you drink bottled water, stop. Tap water is miles cheaper, and you don’t have to carry it home from the store! Plastic water bottles are a huge problem around the world – on landfills and due to littering. When they break down into small pieces many birds and animals eat them, mistaking them for food.
If you don’t wish to drink tap water, then get a water filter at home rather than buying bottled (see my article on how to choose the best water filter for you).
And if you prefer sparkling water, consider a soda stream machine – it’s much greener than buying bottled water (and cheaper and easier). They come in a range of prices and colours, and there are soda streams for sparkling water only, or for sparkling water and other sodas such as cola, orange etc. You can even add flavour to your sparkling water – refreshing mint, for example.
2. Reusable Shopping Bags
Don’t get those nasty plastic bags when you go shopping! Some places charge for them so save money by bringing your own. Plastic bags don’t degrade so they stay in landfills for years on end, and get blown away by wind creating litter and often killing birds and animals. Get some really smart reusable bags – hemp, bamboo, organic cotton or even recycled plastic – and feel proud when you go shopping!
3. Reduce Your Meat Consumption
There is grave concern for the welfare of animals raised in factory farms, and increasing evidence that meat from these farms is less than healthy for you. Consider a meatless meal just one day a week – I’ve been impressed at how interesting vegetarian meals can be!
These 3 changes can make a significant improvement to the impact you have on the environment. So, consider adding at least some of these eco friendly options to your list of Green New Year’s Resolutions.
Make the New Year an eco-friendly year!
Success Tips for New Year’s Resolutions
If you enjoyed this article, please Like or Share it using the buttons below – thank you!
Photo Credit: Microsoft