These are some basic green tips to help you turn your lifestyle into a more sustainable one so that we can have longevity living together here on our planet Earth.
- Support your Local Farmers Market: Eating local organic foods is one of the best things you can do to support sustainability. Not only will you get the best tasting food, you also will be supporting your community farmers and humanely raised meats along with minimizing Green House Gases.
- Support Green Technology like Bio-Diesel and Electric Vehicles. By supporting sustainable technology consistently then gradually over time this will be the only technologies available. Make sure to do your research because a lot of times we might think “bio-degradable products made from peanuts” are an eco-friendly choice but in reality they don’t bio-degrade for a long time and only can do so in the perfect environment which most don’t ever get placed in.
- Support not using plastic as much as possible! This is huge, we must do our best to get back to using reusable glass or tin products along with cotton or hemp bags. If we stop using plastic and use these re-usable items we will make a major impact in our landfills, forests, oceans, rivers and personal environment.
- Turn off your lights when you leave your house. Do your best when you are in your home to use minimal lighting to not only save money but minimize our need for energy. If you really want to be a trend setter, turn off your “phantom loads” by switching off your power strips when not using the electronics that are plugged in.
- If you can afford so, pay for 100% renewable energy for your home. Go solar or construct a wind turbine. If these options are not available to you, then ask your energy provider if there is a deep green option, or 100% renewable energy option. I know Marin Clean Energy provides our office with 100% renewable energy, so make sure to ask around your community or local energy provider.
- Make sure to research the companies you support and make sure they are giving back to the global community along with keeping their intentions aligned with nature. This is the only way we will have mountains to climb, trees to admire, lakes and rivers to swim in and oceans to explore. Your dollar is your vote on what you want to see in our future. Spend it wisely.