When most people become parents, I think we begin to realize that the world is bigger than us. Before kids I made efforts to live a green lifestyle, but it wasn’t until I had them that I really became active in sustainable living. I became aware of how society as a majority is happy with the status quo, but I wasn’t. I didn’t want my kids to live a life where they think that being rude is acceptable and preserving our environment is someone else’s problem.
Sustainable Living Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources and his/her own resources. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet
Since my first son was born, I began the process of the transformation toward sustainable living. It wasn’t always easy, but now that I look back I love how much my 3 boys have learned from my journey. They are quick to make suggestions to do park litter cleanup, make sure to help me recycle, and love to help with the garden too! To see diy family friendly ideas, check out diy compost bin and make your own solar oven
If you are just embarking on the journey to sustainable living, trust me it’s not as hard as you think. Often times I hear, but it cost too much! In reality, there is so much about sustainable living that actually saves us money. For example:
- Use natural light during the daytime hours if you have good lighting. During the day, we rarely turn lights on.
- Turn off lights when you leave the room.
- Unplug appliances when not in use such as coffee pot, phone chargers, etc…
- Switch to energy saving light options such as CFLs, LEDs, and solar power.
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