15 Budget-Friendly ways to go Green
There’s a common misconception that living an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive and requires you to buy a lot of new “green” products. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Living sustainably is accessible to everyone, regardless of how much you make or where your family lives. That’s because the secret to reducing your carbon footprint is in the name: reducing.
The first step in living more sustainably is shifting your mindset away from consumerism. Being content with less is not only good for your budget — it’s good for the planet too. Given that our oceans are filling with plastic and landfills are reaching capacity, the best thing we can do is avoid contributing to them.
According to National Geographic, as many as 1.7 billion people, or one fourth of the world’s population, are defined as “people characterized by diets of highly processed food, desire for bigger houses, more and bigger cars, higher levels of debt and lifestyles devoted to the accumulation of non-essential goods.”
Changing your attitude towards your consumption will help you go green and save green. Here are 15 ideas to get you started: