Sustainable living is the practice of reducing your need for natural resources by ensuring that you replace what you use to the best of your ability. Sometimes this can mean that you do not choose to consume a product that is made with practices that do not promote sustainability. In other cases, this means that you are changing the way you work so that you become more of an active part of the lifecycle.
Whether you have chosen to become environmentally friendly to help the environment, save money or just see how easy it is, every step you take towards a sustainable lifestyle helps us all.
Living more sustainably does not have to be difficult or expensive. Eco-friendly decisions you make can actually save you money.
Here are 5 simple tips on how to achieve a sustainable lifestyle in your home at any time:
1. Less power consumption.
One of the easiest ways to be more sustainable in everyday life is to reduce household energy consumption. Turn off the light and air conditioning when you leave the room and add dimmer switches so you can control how bright the light is. Unplug the power plug (or turn off the power outlets), such as the TV, if you are not using it. These make up a significant portion of your bills, and if you follow these steps, you can significantly reduce them!
2. Prepare the food carefully.
Preparing food at home can help you avoid waste. When cooking at home, make sure you cook and pick up any leftovers. Try to reduce the amount of waste you produce and compost certain foods such as vegetables and fruit. This not only helps to produce a natural fertiliser and keep your garden green, but also reduces the amount of waste that is disposed of in landfills and does not result in a build-up of methane gas.
3. Grow your own fruit and vegetables.
Growing your own vegetables is not only a great way to save money, but also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and be environmentally friendly. Don’t have a place outdoors? Window sill boxes are a great way to brighten your surroundings, filter the air flowing into your home and provide plenty of space for herbs and small vegetable beds.
4. Reduce your water consumption.
Water waste increases your water bill, but also has a much greater negative impact from the point of view of sustainability. Clean water is a valuable resource in many areas. According to the Energy Saving Trust, every household in the UK consumes an average of 330 litres a day! Fortunately, saving water is pretty easy. Just let full loads run through your washing machine and dishwasher. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. Check to see if you can reduce your shower time by a few minutes, and be careful when pouring your lawn.
5. Reduce plastic consumption.
Plastic probably never goes away. However, you can reduce your plastic waste in a few simple steps: use reusable bags when shopping and, if possible, avoid products or packaged in plastic. The biodegradable PiMag ® water bottle of Nikken is made of patented BioGreen materials. These materials allow the bottle to completely decompose into biomass in landfills and compost heaps, which feeds the soil and biogas that can be harvested for energy consumption.
Another way to reduce plastic consumption is to cut out the mineral water purchased in the store. Invest in a very good water filtration system for your home. The PiMag ® Wasserfall-Schwerkraftsystem von Nikken waterfall gravity system can help you and your family contribute to environmental well-being by drinking filtered water instead of bottled water.
Let’s all live a more sustainable active wellness lifestyle!
These are the advantages of the Waterfall water filter.