Conservation Tips

Being a good steward of the earth does not mean that you have to put in more work, really, it does not take many lifestyle changes at all to start leaving a positive impact on the environment. All you really need to do is take a little time to determine how you want to make the world a better place and then put your plan in action. There are tons of great tips and examples that you can follow to get the ball rolling.


The first way you can start leaving a positive impact on the environment is to monitor and reduce your utility usage. If you are not running on renewable energy, then you are using fossil fuels to power your everyday items. Meaning you are negatively impacting the environment almost every day. Begin to start making simple and subtle changes to your energy use. How long are you taking in the shower? Is there a way you can cut that time in half, or turn off the water will you are washing and only use it to rinse? Are you constantly running the air conditioning in summer months? Try turning it off when you are not home and opening the windows. Not only will you be able to conserve energy and resources, but you will also be reducing your monthly utility bill, creating a win win situation in the process.


Another great way to benefit the environment is to start donating more of your gently used objects. Think about how many resources are used to create, package and transport your toys, clothes and other belongings. When you are done with them, do you simply throw them away? Think about donating these objects the next time. Say you get a new dress from Loft, when you get home, raid your closet to donate one of your older pieces that you no longer wear. This will extend the life of your clothing, giving them more value for the resources already poured into their creation. Your donation will also be of use down the line for the next owner. You can apply this theory of replacing old clothes with new ones for anything. If you bring home a new toy for your child, be sure to donate one in return. If you purchase new cookware, take your older pieces to the donation center. The more that you can give back, the better the environment will be and the better you will feel.


Treating the environment with respect does not have to be hard to do. All you need is a little bit of forethought to create a plan. Once you have a plan, try your best to make it an everyday habit. The more that you can make it automatic, the better you will be able to keep at it. Whether you are donating items, conserving energy or something else, being aware is important. It may not seem like much, but over time, even the smallest contributions add up, and everything you can do to help is needed.

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