Eco-Friendly Living and Sustainability
Welcome to the Apollo Alliance, your home for eco-friendly living and sustainability. Living an eco-friendly lifestyle has many benefits including helping the environment, saving money in your day to day living, and feeling like you make a real difference in the world.
Sustainable Ideas For Going Green
There are many ways to make an impact by going green and some of them are super simple. Having a mindset towards sustainable living helps our planet.
Energy conservation has a huge impact on reducing your carbon footprint. Turning lights off when they are needed, powering off power strips, and even unplugging electrical appliances when not in use makes things better and it saves you money!
When purchasing items that require electricity(appliances and technology), look to see how energy efficient they are and factor that into your decisions. This saves money and energy output.
Select Green Energy Providers
If you have the option to select a green energy provider that’s 100% renewable energy, then do it. Renewable energy comes from the following sources:
Although keep in mind that not all sources of renewable energy are considered green.
Although not renewable, even nuclear power releases fewer emissions and CO2.
Eating Less Meat Helps The Environment
Eating more plant-based foods and less meat has many benefits for your health. This also extends to eco-friendly living and reducing your carbon footprint. Even reducing your meat intake by a couple of days a week helps.
When it comes to food, try not to waste it. If you are not composting then the food waste ends up in a landfill which contributes to more CO2 being created. Composting is a great alternative to throwing your food away. It’s a great way to create natural fertilizer that your garden will love. So what’s the difference you ask? When compost the material does not break down anaerobically but instead follows a natural break down process.
Make Recycling Second Nature
Cutting down on waste as a natural part of green living and makes for an eco-friendly lifestyle. Recycle everything you can and think hard before just throwing something away. Another option is to see if someone else might be able to use your items. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Don’t throw away things like batteries, but instead find out where you can bring them to be recycled.
Use Reusable Bags And Totes
This is a great way to cut down on plastic bag use. And while we are at it, don’t buy bottled water. Instead, get a reusable water bottle.
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Are The Best
As you can imagine, many cleaning products are made with harmful chemicals. This means that when they are made and when they are disposed of after use, negatively affect the environment. Not to mention repeated exposure to the chemicals in these cleaning products are not good for your health. Eco-friendly and green cleaning products are made using more natural ingredients. This organic method of cleaning is far less harmful.
Solar Energy Is Makes For Clean Energy
Consider installing solar panels if that is an option for you where you live. Also, there are many electronic devices that can be powered or charged using solar as an option including attack fans, solar lights, solar chargers, solar generators, and more.
LED Light Bulbs Are The Way To Go
LED lights are great because they last longer, contributing to less waste and the are way more efficient. It requires less power to make them work and you don’t have to change them nearly as often. It’s an easy win to make an environmental impact. There are many designs and levels of brightness for LED lights so you will be sure to find something that works for you.