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50+ Sustainability Tips | Beginners Guide to Eco Friendly Living

Hey, friends! I am so excited to finally share this post with you all. I have been feeling a pull on my heart to be more sustainable at home and also to share with you ways to be more eco-friendly. After all, this is the only earth we have. We need to take care of it. The first step is knowledge so I hope you take away some tips here and learn a thing or 2. 50+ Sustainability Tips | Beginners Guide to Eco Friendly Living.

50+ Sustainability Tips | Beginners Guide to Eco Friendly Living

Sustainability in the Kitchen

  • eat less meat
    • I’ve been a vegetarian for 10 years for health and environment benefits. Eating less meat can help reduce the impact it has on the earth.
  • use reusable straws
    • we love EQUO because they have a lot of different options like rice and grass
  • use reusable bottles // do not but bottled water
  • use reusable paper towels/cloths
  • skip paper plates and plastic cutlery
  • if you need to, use compostable plates and disposable tableware
  • meal plan to waste less food
    • this one is hard especially if you have kids or picky eaters but just strive for little steps towards your goals
  • use eco friendly cleaners around your home in reusable jars (we use branch basics and thieves cleaner)
  • say no to plastic bags when shopping, use paper or reusable bags
  • don’t buy plastic wrapped foods
  • shop local when possible for groceries/produce
  • go plastic free whenever possible (cups, bottles, toys, etc)
  • start composting
    • we use the Lomi composter by Pela which breaks down food into dirt in 24 hours, in my opinion it’s life changing. A full Lomi Review is coming soon as well as a demo.
  • Repurpose is a brand we use alot in the kitchen
    • they have paper towels, paper plates, cutlery, garbage bags, and more.
    • Shop Repurpose right here and use code torey15 to save $$
  • do your dishes by hand to save water when possible
  • make recycling simple by having a recycle bin next to your garbage can
  • use recycled paper towel
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Position your fridge away from stove and out of sunlight

Eco-Friendly Bedroom

Sustainable Closet

  • don’t wash your clothes unless you absolutely need to, wear the jeans again before throwing them in the basket
  • donate unused items
  • shop secondhand first, the only things we don’t look for used are under garments and bedding
  • wear sustainable clothing
  • say goodbye to fast fashion, instead support small businesses (we love Saved by Grace Co), sustainable fashion brands, and thrift stores (we love local ones + thredup.com)

Sustainability in your Bathroom

Outdoor Eco-Friendly Tips

  • grow your own food when possible
  • drive less
    • carpool when you can, bike where you can, and get an electric car if possible

Sustainable Laundry Routine

  • do your laundry at a lower temp
  • use dryer balls to save dry time
  • skip the plastic packaging and get Dropps pods, they ship plastic free
    • I have discount codes for Dropps!
    • torey15 – 15% off all orders for existing customers
    • torey25 – 25% off new customers only

Misc Eco-Friendly Home Tips

  • save energy
    • don’t use unnessessary lighting, turn your heat and air conditioning down, hang clothes to dry, contact your energy company to get more tips
  • go paperless on bills etc
  • turn off all devices at night that you don’t need
  • add plants to your home and office, we try to do at least one per room for air quality
  • you can also get an air purifier for better indoor air quality
  • spend more time outside
  • plant trees
  • practice minimalism in all areas of your life
  • get rid of clutter
    • organize and donate what you don’t need
  • buy less and better quality
    • Etsy has a carbon-offset program for shipping
  • Upgrade windows to save energy
  • subscribe to Everyday Eco – a weekly email full of plastic-free living and inspiration
  • check out the 17 United Nations Sustainable Goals 

Sustainable Kids Things

Sustainable Tech Accessories

Carbon Neutral Jewelry

  • shop brands that are carbon neutral
    • one of my faves is ANA LUISA // discount code: torey 10

More Sustainable Brands We Love

Public Goods

check out my amazon store front to see lots of other sustainable favorites in all categories

Quick Eco-Friendly Tips

  • remove all plastic possible from your home and routines
  • look for replacements like: bamboo, organic cotton, or hemp
  • use what you have first, then look for more sustainable replacements

Thanks so much for reading today! You are loved.

you might also like this post on my water saving Moen Showerhead

x, T

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