For the last couple weeks, I have been following a series of challenges to live a more conscious, renewable lifestyle. By taking simple steps every day, I am contributing to the preservation of our earth’s natural resources. I am sharing my experience today, and hope that you may find a few of these helpful and try them this week!
Tips for a Renewable Lifestyle
Buying Foods that come in Renewable Packaging
The first change I made at the grocery store was to select foods that came in renewable packaging. Tetra Pak has developed the first carton package for shelf-stable foods, such as vegetables, beans, tomatoes, wine, soups and even pet foods. These foods that traditionally come in cans or glass jars can be packaged in carton packages, which take up 30 – 40% less space, and have a significantly lower impact on the environment. The packages are made mainly from paper, which is a naturally renewable resource.
I found this was an incredibly easy step to take, which has a far reaching impact! I also make a point to bring my reusable grocery bags, every time I go shopping.
Take Shorter Showers
Water conservation is a huge deal, especially where I live. One of the recent ways I have been trying to conserve water is to take shorter showers in the morning. This has actually been fairly easy for me, because I have small children that are often vying for my time and attention!
I found taking shorter showers was an easy adjustment to make, and helped me save time in the morning, along with water.
Use Renewable Mugs instead of Paper Coffee Cups
A few years ago, I used to buy and use paper coffee cups. I have since switched to reusable mugs for my morning coffee. I know paper cups can be more convenient, but the less trash I can make, the better I feel.
In addition to helping the environment, I love this challenge because it also saves quite a bit of money, since mugs don’t need to be replaced!
Walk or Bike When Possible
With the warmer weather that I have been enjoying, I have been able to walk in lieu of driving. I have found that when I am able to get outside, move my body around, and soak up the sun, it is a huge mood enhancer for me! I am also reducing my carbon footprint when I leave my car parked.
More Ideas on a Renewable Lifestyle
Do you want some more ideas on how to lead a renewable lifestyle? I encourage you to take the Tetra Pak happiness quiz. By making small changes in your daily routine, you can have a significant impact on our earth, and boost your own happiness in the process!
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