Ways to Live More Eco-Friendly

Environmentalists worldwide are speaking one language, which is insisting people adapt to an eco-friendly lifestyle. It saves the environment and your cash at the same time. Also, this is a simpler lifestyle to live than most people realize. As long as you choose the proper methods, living green is enjoyable. Here are some of the ways you can make your life eco-friendly.

Reduce Water Wastage

Most people hardly realize the amount of water they are using in a day. You can start by taking shorter showers or using low-flow showerheads. This investment will lead to a low water bill the following month. You can also cut back on buying bottled water. If you live where your water is not exactly tasty, invest in a water filter. It will remove the weird aftertaste from your water and purify it, making it safe for consumption. Also, you will have saved money and time in the long run, as you do not have to keep running to the store to purchase bottled water.

Ways to Live More Eco-Friendly

Choose Canvas Over Plastic Bags

Nowadays, most stores offer canvas bags instead of paper or plastic bags that have been there for a while. While canvas bags will be slightly more costly than plastic bags, they are useful and environmentally friendly. They are strong and hold more goods. In addition, once you have bought a few, you can use them many times before they get worn out. This is something that even your kids will pick up subconsciously. They go out to college, and they start shopping using canvas bags instead of plastic. This small contribution makes a big difference in the long run.

Install Solar Panels

Another way to live in an eco-friendly way is by installing solar panels on your property. Opting for solar power solutions will help save you money as you will no longer have to pay energy bills. Solar power is clean, hence beneficial to the environment. When installing solar power, the best way to get value for your money is to work with a credible solar company. They will access your energy needs and recommend the right solar panels for you. Also, it is best to install them in your family home, where you plan to stay for a while. Depending on strength and efficiency, solar panels take some time before getting a return on your investment.

Use Energy Saving Bulbs

Besides installing solar power, you should also replace your light bulbs with energy-saving. This is an excellent place to start since it is affordable. LED light bulbs use less energy, yet they provide bright light. Fortunately, most homes are opting for these bulbs, considering how they save on energy bills. They also come in handy during winter months where there is less natural light, and so homeowners depend on artificial lighting during the day. In addition, LED bulbs are long-lasting, meaning you will stay for a while before purchasing another set of bulbs.


One of the key elements of an eco-friendly lifestyle is recycling. Recycling has many benefits, all leading to protecting the environment. Before you dispose of something, first think of whether it can be recycled. While at that, teach your kids the importance of recycling items, and they will carry the information with them wherever they go.

Buy Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

Most cleaning products come with harmful chemicals that are not safe for the environment. These products can affect your health in the long run as well. Therefore, go with natural or organic products that are harmless.

It is never too late to make the change to an eco-friendly lifestyle. Your contribution will be making a difference to the world. Besides that, the experience is rewarding.

Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, wen she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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