How to Live Green: 5 Useful Tips

How to live green is a state of mind rather than any particular changes you make in your life. Ideally, you should think of living life by certain mantras and constant attempt to live a greener, more eco friendly life. Here are some useful tips on how to live green:

1. Save water


This is a general attitude to life that if you even see a neighbor wasting water you may want to make a gentle suggestion. Water conservation is about rain water harvesting as far as possible, using water saving plumbing, watering plants with a watering can rather than a hose, and so on. Even simple things like having a shower instead of a daily bath, washing the car only once a week can all make a difference.

2. Save gas


We have a twofold interest in saving gas: not only is it a dwindling resource that we should try and eke out but it is also a fossil fuel that creates pollution when used. So ride your bike more than your car – it’s terrific for your health and gas bill. Consider electric vehicles as a viable alternative to gas guzzlers.

3. Save electricity


This is another simple mantra to live your life by: when not in use, switch off. Turn off everything when you leave a room: TV, lights, fans, computer, everything. This is simple enough to do and can make a significant difference in your electricity bills. Also consider investing in a windmill or some solar panels to reduce reliance on the electrical grid.

4. Reduce consumption


Quite simply, most of us buy too much – too many clothes, too much food, too many things to surround us and consequently too much waste! The less we buy, the less waste we generate and the less the pressure that is placed on our manufacture and delivery systems.

There is actually much that is superfluous in our lives. Our lives would be as comfortable without about 50% of the ‘things’ around us. Paring down can make life easier to manage as well!

5. Reuse what you can


Recycling is a part of the whole attitude of reusing. Don’t junk things simply because you think they are no longer fashionable. If trends are a big thing for you, buy classic designs that won’t go out of fashion for a long time.