Contrary to what the beloved Kermit was singing about (at least in the first two stanzas of the iconic song, Bein’ Green), being green is easy. And no, we don’t mean purchasing an eco-friendly car or building your own environment-friendly house. More often than not, going green means using or repurposing things you already have at home.
I know how tired you must be hearing about climate change over and over again. But the sooner you learn that every single thing you do has an impact on the planet, positively or negatively, the sooner you’ll get off that hammock and start living life consciously.
And if you need reminding, here are three reasons why going green is the new big thing:
1. Green food choices improves health -- yours and the planet’s. Not only does organic and local food fuel your health and well-being (hello glowing skin and beach-ready body), it also does the same for the planet. How? Without the need to package and transfer foods, we reduce our emission of greenhouse gases, therefore mitigating the effects of climate change.
2. Going green helps local economies thrive. Since going green prompts you to either grow your own food or buy locally-produced crops, you help support your local economies. In the long run, this can also create more jobs.
3. Recycling ups your DIY game, while saving the world. Making stuff takes more energy than you think. While you can opt to save the environment by choosing to use greener materials, repurposing and recycling is also a good option. Aside from saving you money, it saves you time and energy to run to the store, am I right?
Now don’t you get overwhelmed. Because going green, in its true essence, is becoming simpler in your means of living. In that case, it’s also simple to begin living a green life and making a positive impact. To help you out, we compiled a list of our favorite simple green living hacks you definitely must try.
BONUS: Grow your own food.
And because going green prompts you to make better food choices, why not go the extra mile and grow them in your own backyard? To help you out, we listed the benefits of growing your own food in one of our previous blog posts, as part of our #GrowFood campaign.