Published: Feb. 2, 2021 By

Choosing to live an eco-conscious lifestyle rather than one of convenience is an essential part to lowering our individual carbon footprints and proving our appreciation to Mother Earth. Breaking the convenience habit is one way to do your part for the sake of the future of the environment. Convenience is corrupting our relationship with our planet and there are several habitual actions that each individual can practice to help break the cycle. Some simple examples include purchasing less take out food, making more meals at home, less single packaged items buy in bulk, and also choosing to utilize more reusables, like tupperware, bringing grocery bags when shopping, and so much more.Taking a moment to evaluate a decision and weighing the pros and cons of whether or not your impact is one of convenience or the sustainable option will make huge differences on the effects of our planet.

Even College Students can Choose to Live Eco-Friendly

  • Participating in Meatless Mondays is the perfect way to show a little appreciation to Mother Earth that all college students are capable of doing! According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the meat industry alone accounts for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. So, by even choosing one day a week to eat no meat would greatly help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy usage that goes into maintaining livestock, and more dependencies needed to produce grain for livestock.

  • Learning how to recycle properly! An underrated yet complex concept that can have a great impact on acquiring a better relationship with Mother Earth. By diverting your waste from ending up in landfills, it will help decrease your carbon footprint and helo mitigate climate change.

Quality over Quantity

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle your CLOTHING! Not only is fast fashion detrimental to our environment, now-a-days there are so many alternatives to buying new clothing items, such as thrift stores not only those close to us but also on our very own cell phones! There are multiple clothes-selling apps, such as DePop and Poshmark, where you can find exactly what you are looking for.

  • Reusing your clothing items that you do not wear all day and do not sweat in is an easy thing to do, wear an item 2-3 times before you wash it to help prevent water waste and doing multiple loads of laundry weekly.

Simple Lifestyle Changes Most People can Uphold: