Green living: Save Our Earth By Living Green

5 Creative Changes to a More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

In order to reverse the crisis the environment is currently facing, the world needs to make some lifestyle changes. Reducing the carbon footprints may seem overwhelming, but you can begin with small changes to your daily life. Once you take the plunge into the green, eco-friendly pool, you’ll find that it’s easier to be kinder to Mother Nature than experience her wrath.

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1) Eat Fresh

Growing your own garden can serve multiple purposes. In addition to it being a great way to appreciate nature, you can save energy by eating fresh foods grown in your own backyard. Tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, lettuce, squash, cantaloupe and watermelon are foods that can be easily maintained.

Instead of wasting gas and traveling to the market, you can walk on out to your vegetable patch and pick the makings of a healthy and delicious salad. For those who don’t have a lot of room, you can find a wealth of information on the Internet and at your local home improvement store for growing items in a limited amount of space.

2) Decorate Skin

Tattoo artistry is a creative way to bring a rewarding experience to your body. Body art has been a popular form of creativity since ancient history, and you’ll find the outlet even trendier today. However, instead of getting your body inked with the permanent variety, you can meet up with an artist to create the perfect temporary version. Henna tattoos allow you to transport your body from drab to fab depending on the particular occasion. It’s also easier to maintain and comes without health risks.

Long term temporary tattoos also allow you to change the look and location of your design to match your mood. Since your body is your canvas, you want to show it off in a healthy and natural way.

3) Plan Vacations

Most people choose to spend their vacation at a trendy resort. This can waste precious resources that are valuable to the earth. You can plan your next vacation by getting back to nature. An eco-friendly vacation can include everything from camping to spending time at a facility that is focused on being kind to the environment. This is a great way to teach your children about saving the earth at an early age and how they can contribute to the cause.

4) Go Paperless

Newspapers, magazines and books can be a waste of earth’s precious resources. You can cancel your subscriptions and select the online versions instead. You can also get an e-reader and other methods of staying in touch to the news and other media outlets. If you’re sending invitations to a party, shower or wedding celebration, you can do so via the Internet.

5) Buy Clothing and Accessories

You’ll find a variety of manufacturers that are geared toward sustainability. Hemp, organic cotton and bamboo are all made using natural resources. From sweaters and jackets to t-shirts and shorts, you can acknowledge the green lifestyle.

Changing just one small bad habit can prove positive for the environment. Whether you wash your clothes in cold water or decorate your home using eco-friendly products, the effort will be well worth it for both the environment and your pocketbook.

Lisa Coleman shares some great ways to start living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. She recently found online some fashionable clothing and long term temporary tattoos and designs that promoted a friendlier and greener lifestyle and that could fit anyone’s style and preferences.

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