Everywhere you turn whether it be the newspaper (yes, people still read the newspaper), the television or social media, you’ve no doubt heard about plastic pollution and global warming and chemicals in our food and the list goes on and on.
You want to be more environmentally friendly but isn’t that going to cost a lot and geez, it all seems so overwhelming. Who’s got time to figure it out much less know where to start.
Don’t worry, I’m not about to tell you that you need to have a garden and raise farm animals. For most of us, that’s not exactly a feasible or desirable idea. I like baby goats just as much as the next person but that doesn’t mean I want to own any.
I’ve got great news! You’re probably already green and didn’t even know it. Guess what, you’re not cheap, you’re green!
Examples of Green Living
Are you environmentally friendly?
It’s totally possible to be living that green lifestyle and not even realize it.
Do you turn the lights off when you leave a room?
Do you bring your own bags to the grocery store?
Do you borrow books from the library?
Do you turn the water off while brushing your teeth?
Do you eat meatless meals?
Do you receive and pay your bills online?
Do you carpool?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ve already started living that green lifestyle!
Do I Have To Be an ‘Environmentalist’?
Depends on what you consider an environmentalist. What do you consider an environmentalist?
When most people (my former self included) hear the word ‘environmentalist’, they think ‘tree hugger’, ‘crunchy’, ‘zero waste’, ‘recycling’, etc.
You don’t have to go full throttle and start wearing hemp clothes, no make-up, skip the shower, making all your food from scratch, etc.
What Does ‘Environmentalist’ Mean?
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, environmentalist is someone who is concerned with or advocates the protection of the environment. So you can care about the environment without being extreme. Living that green lifestyle means you are an ‘environmentalist’!?! Shhh, don’t tell anyone.
Can I be Greener?
Well, yes! Yes, you can. We all can. Now that we’ve determined that you’re probably already living that green lifestyle, oh, and you’re an environmentalist, embrace it.
What next steps can you take? What additional small changes can you make that will have a greater impact but not require you to make too many changes? Because making lifestyle changes can be difficult.
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Grab this list of over 50 small changes you can make to continue living that green lifestyle and inspire you to do even more.
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No matter if you decide to start living that green lifestyle because you want to save some money or because you want to save the planet, I just hope that you find it’s really not that hard to make a couple small choices each day that will have a positive impact on the health of our planet.
Comment below and tell me one green thing you do every day.
Make it a green day!