Living Life to the Greenest: Living Green

Note: This is the third in a three-part blog series this month devoted to living life to the greenest.

Toxins, emissions, pollution. The more that goes out, the more we breathe in. And that is no way to live.

When we’re kind to the environment, we always stand to benefit. Sure, we’re all short on time but there are fun things we can do to live green in this busy world. Here’s are a few ways:

 

  • Park it. Rather than circling a parking lot looking for a spot close to the mall, university or your work entrance, head for the perimeter and pick a stall. You’ll not only save on gas and emissions, you’ll get some exercise, too. If you really want to make a difference, ditch the car and ride a bike.

 

  • Bag it. More than 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide and it can take up to a thousand years for a single bag to degrade. That’s a lot of toxins, especially in oceans where 10 percent of these bags end up. Reuse grocery bags or carry your own sacks to pack groceries and other purchases.

 

  • Recycle it. Everyone loves a little green in their wallet and you’ll have just that when you turn in empty bottles and cans.

 

  • Bottle it. Sometime in the last two decades we decided it was better to drink bottled water, and we all do in great numbers. The problem is, these plastic bottles are generating a huge amount of waste—an estimated 50 billion bottles last year in the U.S. alone. Enjoy the same benefits by refilling the bottles with filtered tap water.

 

How do you live green? Share your tips below.


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