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A guide to Eco-friendly Living – Changes you can make to live an eco friendly life

The World we know, brings us such joy on a sunny morning and puts us off when things like climate change and global warming are alarming its survival. But questions like what can I do? and how big of an impact can I make? Are something that everyone is asking. The good news however is that there is hope if we act now. Every little act of kindness towards our environment, seen or unseen contributes to a healthy world tomorrow. Which perhaps our children will get to see if not in our lifetime.

When we care for the world, the world cares for us

There are so many different ways in which we can be the agents of change in our little spheres of influence. Be it bringing awareness amidst our neighbourhood or participating in ecological drives. We can do a lot to help the environment. I am sure we would enjoy a nice boat ride in clean waters, or a stroll in a lush green path. And there are places like these that are so beautiful just a stone’s throw away. We can just look around our surroundings and see so much potential around us. Things will get better for sure, however they start from us, they start from home… Here are some ways to start small at home for a big bright world tomorrow.

Curbing Air pollution

Amid all the choking polluted roads in India, the need to switch to electric vehicles has been a perpetual cry of many. Till a time when cars that run on water become a reality, which isn’t too far either. We can make a difference in switching our set of wheels to an eco-friendly, electric vehicle. And by choosing a car that gives out lower emissions than others. We don’t only enjoy a comfortable commute but also become the agents of change to the environmental air pollution.

Fighting Plastic

Now with a ban on single use plastics, the growing need for an eco-friendly alternative has always been on the rise. Well, this is how you can make a difference in this sphere. Carrying your own bags for your groceries or shopping is sure to help curb pollution caused by single use plastic bags. Which either end up in a landfill for thousands of years or cause harmful pollutants in the air for being burnt. And here’s a simple solution to avoid these single use plastics. Look around and either find a bag at home to carry stuff or invest in a nice tote bag from Thoppia. Tote bags are a great replacement for this ecological menace and puts you at a better place in the spectrum of solutions.

Saving Paper

Did you know that everytime a ream of paper is used up, a 22ft tall tree is cut down? Alarming isn’t it? One of the main reasons for cutting down trees is the production of paper. The answer to such a problem is to simply reduce the use of paper. And how to do that is to recycle, reevaluate and restrict. Recycling used paper instead of trashing them is a good way of caring for the environment. Sometimes we get so caught up and misuse paper by printing it only on one side, reevaluating this practice and making sure we use both sides is something we can think through. Also making sure that we print paper only when it is deemed necessary will definitely bring down the utilization of paper and in turn deforestation.

Cleaning with Cloth

Speaking of paper. At homes, the use of a kitchen cloth over paper towels helps reduce the cutting of trees for paper. Using kitchen cloths to clean up after cooking, is a fine replacement for the regular paper towels. A helpful tip, is to make your own kitchen cloth by recycling an old piece of clothing that you don’t fit into anymore. You can cut them to different sizes for different purposes, that way you don’t have to spend money on paper or on the kitchen cloth itself. Consequently, you are sure to end up with a smile on your face for being part of the change.

Being Water Wise

The depletion of water has been a problem for many years now. We can take little steps to save it by simply installing a rain-water harvesting unit at home. And also using recycled water for flushing toilets or irrigating your little garden and plants are some ways of becoming a water saviour. Showering instead of baths in a tub or bucket baths instead of showering are things that we can do wisely decrease the consumption of water while taking a bath. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth is another little tip that might seem small but goes a long way in saving the environment. A practice toward saving the environment today will become a habit to see a lush green environment tomorrow. So why wait let’s start now.

Change is good when it starts at home. Maybe you could start with one little thing today, and who knows how big of an impact it could bring in the neighbourhood and the world around us? Like the saying that goes little drops that make a great ocean. Little changes we make today will bear great fruit tomorrow. So act and be that agent of change we need. 

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