Monday, January 26, 2015

Five Ways To Make Your Environment More Eco-friendly In 2015

Disclosure: This is a guest post.

These days, the word "sustainable" is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people recognize the importance and value of adopting a more eco-friendly lifestyle. If you're interested in ensuring that your resources are being utilizing in ways that sustain rather than detract from the livelihood of the environment, it's important to note that there are several strategies you can implement to make it happen. Here are five:

1. Get Knowledge.

Your first step to becoming more eco-friendly should be to become more knowledgeable about the environment and the role humans play in contributing to or detracting from its livelihood. As many sustainability experts know, the human need for energy plays a primary role in the use and misuse of elements from the natural environment. By reading energy books such as Daniel Yergin's works The Prize and The Quest, you can get a better understanding of how humans have utilized natural resources like oil and gas.

2. Start Composting.


Composting is a wonderful, simple strategy that you can implement to become more eco-friendly in 2015. Although defined broadly, composting is basically the practice of using yard waste and food items to provide your garden with the nutrients necessary for it to flourish. The end result of consistent composting is healthy, lively plants. An additional benefit of composting is that you preclude your kitchen scraps and yard waste from being sent to landfills where they will cause unnecessary air pollution.

3. Use Paperless Products.

If you're really interested in engaging in practices that help sustain the environment, consider the great value of investing in paperless products. One example would be eSignature, a form of technology that permits businesses to have important contracts signed electronically rather than using paper. These types of paperless products help save the trees (as well as space in your company's filing cabinets.)

4. Invest In Online Marketing.

At this historical moment, internet use is growing more rapidly than ever. As a result of this reality, now is a great time for business owners to invest in online marketing measures that can increase their visibility and conversion rates in the world of the internet. In addition to helping you build your business brand online, internet marketing saves paper and ink that you would likely have used for traditional advertisements such as brochures and pamphlets.

5. Purchase Energy-Saving Light Bulbs.

Buying energy-saving light bulbs is another effective strategy you can implement to be more friendly to the environment. These light bulbs use up to 80% less electricity than the standard bulbs while providing you with just as much light.

Conclusion

If you want to start being a more eco-friendly individual or business owner, you should note that there are a plethora of sustainable practices you can engage in to make it happen. By using some or all of the sustainability strategies outlined here, you will make a positive contribution to the planet-and possibly save some money!

 

10 comments:

Beth R said...

We are just starting to transition to all reusable paper products. I am currently making some unpaper towels

James Robert said...

Some great tips and I have to start doing more. I do the energy saving light bulbs but need to use more paperless products.

Keara B. said...

We do a lot of "green" things, like recycle and use reusable items instead of paper/plastic, but for some reason we've never composted. I'll have to put that on my list of things to do this spring!

2justByou said...

Recycling is my favorite! We upcycle a lot too. We switched to the energy-saving bulbs awhile back. It causes the lights to stall a little bit when turned on in some rooms - do you know a way to get around that? The light fixtures just weren't ready for the energy-efficient kind, I guess. lol

Laurie Nykaza said...

Great information we do buy the light bulbs and they last a long time too. We go paperless when we can.

Bianca Munoz said...

Great tips! We need to try and do more as a family here. Composting sounds like a good start. We use paperless products and use energy saving bulbs. Thank you.

Theresa Anne said...

We're already doing a lot of these things! About 4 years ago, I made some flannel and terry cloth "paper towels" for use in the kitchen. Today, they still work great! and we haven't bought paper towels in 4 years! Also, we started composting this year now that we have a back yard. I love how little we throw away. most things can be recycled or composted! We only put out our trash bin once a month, and it's never completely full.

Janet W. said...

These are all great eco-friendly ideas! I wish more people had this mindset!

lil_lady_dz said...

Awesome ideas, I love the one about composting, a great idea, especially for the garden, I can't wait to get out in the yard and start planting my veggies.

Julie Wood said...

Energy Saving Light Bulbs are a must, I recycle everything I can and these are good tips in helping the environment. We have to do our part in helping save the planet!