21 Days to a Greener You - Day 21

February 22, 2017

Simple Living

 

 

Wow, you have made it! You have reached Day 21. Well done!

 

Over the last three weeks we have given you some advice on how to live your life eco-friendlier. Now, we don’t expect you to have accomplished them all, but we do hope you have read the advice and it has made you think about how you can make some eco-friendly changes into your life. Over time if you keep attempting to follow these suggestions, you will find you will start being more aware and you will be living a greener life.

 

Our final suggestion is to live simply. Only buy what you need and reuse where you can. By buying less and reducing what you use, it means the waste you create is less. If you look around your house you will be amazed at the amount of stuff you gather, but never use. If an item hasn’t been touched or seen by you in 6 months, you should consider either giving it to someone or an opt shop, or repurposing it so it does become useful to you. With our house moving I have got rid of so much stuff. Most were sold in garage sales, which meant I benefitted from the money, but I felt a sense of relief getting rid of all the clutter. I feel more organised and I have what I need. You will be amazed at what decluttering can do for you and the environment.

 

If you have just joined us over the last few days or you need to go back to our earlier tasks, here is a recap of all the suggestions we have made (click on th title to get the link):

 

Day 1 Take shorter showers

Day 2 Make a meal plan and grocery list

Day 3 Make the switch to refillable products

Day 4 Pack a Nude lunch

Day 5 Ditch the disposable coffee cup

Day 6 Bring a shopping bag

Day 7 What chemicals are lurking in at your Kitchen and Laundry cupboards

Day 8 Refuse to buy bottled water

Day 9 Don’t waste water

Day 10 Switch off

Day 11 Switch to energy efficient light bulbs

Day 12 Recycling Paper

Day 13 Move to Electronic bills 

Day 14 Avoid pre-packaged fruit and veg 

Day 15 Avoid convenience food 

Day 16 One person's trash is another's treasure

Day 17 Washing your Clothes

Day 18 Start composting

Day 19 Grow your own

Day 20 Drive Less, Walk More

Day 21 Simple Living

 

Any thoughts on the tasks/suggestions? Did you find it easy to make some of the changes? Don’t worry if you can only do a few of the tasks at a time. Give yourself a chance to master one or two of the tasks before starting the next one. Soon you will be a Greener You.

 

Attracta & the earthly passion team

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