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How to Live Sustainably

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How to make sustainable choices in everyday life

Identifying ways to reduce waste and conserve resources

Understanding the impact of human actions on the environment

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<p>*Collect and use rainwater ...

*Collect and use rainwater for watering plants.

*Shorten your shower by a few minutes—or skip it altogether if you don't really need one that day.

*Only run your dishwasher or washing machine when it's full

Use less waterThese are just the basics—you can get really creative when it comes to conserving water.

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4.Upcycle more.

4.Upcycle more.

Get creative with your useless or unwanted items by upcycling—basically, turning trash into treasure. Creating something new such as artwork, toys or jewelry is both satisfying and one of the best ways to protect the environment. Not only does it keep items out of the trash, it can prevent having...

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2.Compost

2.Compost

Another“R”that doesn’t get much attention but has important environmental implications is rot. As in,let your food and yard waste rot naturally in the soil instead of sending it to the landfill. In other words: compost.

Composting your food ...

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6.Shop Secondhand.

6.Shop Secondhand.

Did you know it takes over 700 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to make just one plain t-shirt?

Instead of heading to the mall to buy new clothes, consider looking first in a thrift store or vintage shop, or trading clothes with friends. You can breathe new life into your wardrobe wit...

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5.Recycle properly.

5.Recycle properly.

If you can’t refuse it…and you can’t rot it…and you can’t reduce it…and you can’t upcycle or reuse it…then it’s time to turn to the final “R”—recycling. Educate yourself on what can and cannot be recycled in your bins at home. Throwing the wrong items in the recycle bin can result in an entire lo...

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<p>Money talks—if enough peopl...

Money talks—if enough people use their purchasing power for the good of the Earth, it will create a demand for sustainable practices. Businesses will either have to comply … or be left behind.

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3.Choose reusable over single-use

3.Choose reusable over single-use

Think about how many people you see each day drinking beverages from disposable cups or disposable bottles, sipping from disposable straws, carrying disposable grocery bags, eating from disposable plates or containers and using disposable utensils. All that single-use plastic has to go somewhere,...

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<p>*Maintain your heating, ven...

*Maintain your heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

*When it’s time to buy a new appliance, choose an Energy Star-certified model.

*Seal air leaks around doors and windows.

*Make sure your home is properly insulated to the recommended level of heat resistance...

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8.Use fewer chemicals

8.Use fewer chemicals

Want to protect the environment? Use fewer harmful chemicals and you’ll be on the right track. It’s hard to be sure about the long-term negative effects chemicals can have, both on our bodies and on the planet, so it’s best to avoid them if possible. Opt for chemical-free lawn and garden care; al...

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9.Walk, bike or carpool

9.Walk, bike or carpool

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.1 Any amount of that we can cut back on will help. For short trips, try walking or biking—you’ll also get a healthy dose of exercise in, without setting ...

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1.Consume Less

1.Consume Less

Curbing consumption can have a huge impact on the environment. The three "R's"—reduce, reuse and recycle— get a lot of attention, but the planet could benefit from some focus on the most important and most underrepresented "R": refuse.

When you refuse, you say "no," which is not always easy...

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<p>Next time you’re tempted to...

Next time you’re tempted to purchase or accept a non-essential item, think about whether it would truly improve your life. If not, it's ok to just say, "No, thanks!"

Bonu: Refusing to allow unneeded items into your life can save you money and reduce the am...

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7.Buy local

7.Buy local

While we’re on the topic of shopping, it’s important to think about the path your stuff takes just to get to you. All that packaging, combined with the fuel needed for delivery, really takes a toll on the environment. Instead, check out your local farmers market for fresh, package-free food; try ...

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12.Conserve electricity

12.Conserve electricity

As you can guess, we’re quite fond of this method of protecting the environment! Anytime you can use less electricity, it’s a win for the planet. Try some of these quick ways to conserve energy around your home:

*Trade incandescent bulbs for more energy-efficient CFLs or LEDs.

*Use sm...

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10.Use less water

10.Use less water

Conserving water at home is one of the easiest ways to protect the environment. Think of all the times you consume water, both inside and outside your home; then, make adjustments as you can. For example:

*Turn off the tap while you brush yo...

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12 Ways You Can Protect The Environment

12 Ways You Can Protect The Environment

Most of damage to our environment stems frome consumption : what we consume,how much we consume and how often

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11.Use your purchasing power for good

11.Use your purchasing power for good

The positive thing about being a consumer is that we have the power to choose where we spend our hard-earned dollars. Think of your money as your voice and your vote for a cleaner planet. Spend it wisely on goods, services and experiences that leave a smaller carbon footprint. Choose to do busine...

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<p>All of the above items (and...

All of the above items (and more) have more environmentally responsible counterparts. Switch to reusable items and make a commitment to use them as often as possible. You’ll have less trash piling up at your curb, and you’ll be helping to protect the environment in a major way.

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