Most of us agree that we can do more to bring our lives into better balance with nature. Even tiny decisions such as choosing the proper hand soap or recycling our daily newspaper can help improve the health of our planet, and of course also improve our own health. If you are ready to feel better and become a more responsible citizen of the world, here are 5 ways to become more green and incorporate eco friendly habits into your everyday life:
1. Act Eco Friendly At Home Eco friendly living always starts at the heart of your existence - your home. Small changes in habits can really reduce waste and lower your bills, while also improving the quality of your home life. Always sort and recycle your paper, plastic and glass waste. Turn off your lights and electronics when not in use, turn down your water pressure while shampooing your hair or lathering up in the shower and never leave water running while doing dishes. Invest in recycled glass kitchenware, bamboo items and only purchase new furniture made from sustainable materials or recycled goods. Only use all-natural cleaners. If you can, install light sensors, low-flow aerators, solar panels and purchase energy efficient appliances.
2. Make Your Workplace Eco Friendly Eco friendly business practices is a concept that sounds more complicated than it actually is. If your office is not already minimizing printing and photocopying, i.e. paper waste, try and discuss other ways to reduce this output. Take the lead on a recycling plan. If you own your own business, reduce your energy waste by turning off electronics, heat, air conditioning and light at night. There are many quality office chairs made from recyclable materials; research and invest in these and other green furnishings if you can.
3. Shop Eco Friendly Products From your eye drops to your patio furniture, you can always choose to buy green things. Look for the USDA label on your food produce and your beauty products. If you see the French ECOCERT® seal on organic cosmetics, health and beauty products you know it complies with the strictest organic standards - just like our products do here at Sabon. When unsure always ask store employees about the products you are buying. Everything from eco friendly robomowers to bio bags makes the important statement that our planet is worth saving.
4. Wear Eco Friendly Clothes Eco friendly clothing is made from incredible materials such as bamboo and 100% recycled cotton. By wearing clothes made from recycled or sustainable materials you help save nature's resources, and by shopping for fashion that has not been created with harmful dyes or synthetic processing you also help keep the air, oceans and earth cleaner. 5. Choose Eco Friendly Bedding Your sleep environment can make a huge difference to your overall wellbeing. By choosing organic sheets, pillows and covers you can help alleviate skin irritations and allergies. If you do not suffer from these conditions, it can still prove invaluable to keep material close to your skin that is safe from harmful chemicals or processing. Eco friendly bedding, whether it is made from bamboo or luxuriously soft cotton, helps keep our oceans clear from toxins and our air free from dangerous chemical pollutants.
Whatever you do, remember that by taking small eco friendly steps every day you can make a big difference in the world. Your quality of life - as well as the lives of your fellow citizens - can become substantially better while you help care for our planet.