Saving Earth in Your Own Small Ways

Climate Change. Melting glaciers. Contaminated oceans. Endangered species. These are all by-products of the advances of human technology over the years. Progress doesn’t have to come at the expense of the planet, though. Green Smart Living believes that there are better avenues to take when improving lives. It’s just a matter of educating yourself about what these options are.

Now, if you think that your individual effort to segregate your trash or not to use plastic bottles won’t make a difference, think again. Every little effort all adds up to a significant change that could help preserve our planet. Here’s how else you can be one of Earth’s heroes.

1. Practice composting.

If you have a backyard, then you can compost. All you need to do it dig a hole not more than 12 inches deep and throw in your organic kitchen trash. Cover it up with soil and continue this process to make your own healthy soil and compost pit. Remember to bury food scraps deeper and never include meats or dairy as this attracts rodents.

2. Use natural light more often.

Have a skylight installed in a room where people spend most of their day in or simply do your work outdoors to save energy and to lower your electric bill.

3. Shorten bath time.

Avoid using bathtubs and taking extended showers. You’ll be surprised how many gallons of water you can save by shortening your showers by one minute alone.

4. Go paperless.

Whether it’s at work or at home, using less paper means saving more trees. There are many companies that support electronic transactions and give discounts if you make purchases online than in a store.

Going green in all ways possible should be everyone’s goal from now on. It really won’t take much time or effort to start. Just remember that your small efforts can make a big difference when everybody pitches in and does their part, too.