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Earth Day 2022: Invest In Our Planet

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Green Recommendations to Help You Improve Your Health and Lifestyle

The official announcement was made by the Earth Day Organization. "Invest In Our Planet" is the theme for Earth Day 2022. Acting boldly, innovating broadly, and implementing in an equitable manner are the essential points here. Every government, corporation, and individual on the planet has a voice. There will never be a single person who can do everything. However, now is the moment to act. We can make a difference if we work together. We must work together as a unit. The key to long-term prosperity is sustainability. Companies that are smart and innovative are realizing that becoming green will benefit us all. All corporate leaders must now be actively involved in defining the future for long-term sustainability. It's time to embrace the advantages of a green economy. All governments must urge society, institutions, and enterprises to work together to create a foundation for a secure future. Every year on April 22, Earth Day, also known as International Mother Earth Day, is commemorated. The major goal is to raise awareness about the growing worries about overcrowding, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. 

Shifting towards an environmentally-friendly lifestyle 

Making the switch to an ecologically friendly lifestyle can help you live a healthier and more fulfilling life, while also benefiting the world around you. Eliminating needless chemicals, poor meals, environmentally unfriendly practices, and undesirable habits and routines can all contribute to a healthier you while also benefiting the environment and ecosystem.  Here are practical suggestions you can start doing for a more sustainable future no matter where you are in the world. 
  1. Conserve energy
Reducing the amount of energy you use in your house is one of the most direct ways you can lessen the environmental effect of your lifestyle. Saving energy provides actual, tangible benefits in your life, in addition to making your home greener. It can save you money. Although some energy-saving measures demand an initial financial investment, the money you save over time can mount up quickly. The following are some energy-saving house modifications to consider:
  • Use low-energy light bulbs: Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) save energy and money by using one-third to one-fifth of the energy used by regular incandescent bulbs while lasting eight to fifteen times longer. It's a no-brainer; get them fitted right away!
  • Insulate your home: Properly insulating your home can significantly improve the efficiency of your heating system. Some local governments have insulation programs, so it's worth looking into whether you're eligible for free house insulation.
  • Lower your thermostat: By lowering the temperature on your heating system's thermostat by a few degrees, you can save energy and money on heating over the course of a year.
  • Wash your clothes at low temperatures: Because heating the water consumes a large portion of the energy used in laundry, choose a lower temperature wherever possible.
  1. Conserve Water
  • When brushing your teeth, turn off the faucet: This is an often-forgotten behavior that wastes litres of water. Turn off the water supply.
  • Install tap aerators on all of your faucets: Aerators are inexpensive attachments to the end of taps that limit water flow while increasing stream pressure.
  • Install a low-flow shower head: Low-flow shower heads work similarly to tap aerators in that they aerate the water stream, enhancing pressure while saving water and energy.
  • Tea and coffee drinkers might help here by boiling only as much water as you need. Keep an eye on those kettles.
  1. Reduce the amount of fuel used
Avoid driving a car as much as possible. Local travel can be accomplished by walking or cycling, and when traveling further, check for public transportation options. Obviously, depending on personal circumstances, these options are not available to everyone, but cycling and walking will keep you active while also helping the environment.
  1. Make the switch to organic.
The food we eat has a significant impact on the global environment; as the world's population expands, so does the need for food, putting more strain on ecosystems and habitats.  The challenges surrounding food production, supply, and consumption are incredibly complicated, but there are several factors to consider that can help lessen the environmental impact of what you eat while simultaneously providing a healthy lifestyle:
  • Choose seasonal, local produce.
  • Reduce the number of meat-based meals you eat each week if you eat meat.
  • If you eat fish, consider species and fishing practices that are sustainable.
  • Avoid foods that come in needless packaging, as this merely adds to the amount of trash in your bin.
  • Always seek out food that is sustainable, fair-trade, and environmentally friendly, as this is good for the economy.
  1. Get Rid of Plastic Bags
Plastic bags are a terrible waste of resources for the earth. It is estimated that 100 billion plastic shopping bags are used in the United States each year, with just 1-3 percent of plastic bags recycled globally. This results in a great deal of garbage, much of which ends up in the wild.
  1. Grow food in your backyard
Growing your own food saves money, teaches you about food production, and connects you with nature.  If you don't have the time or outdoor space to plant and manage an entire vegetable patch, go for something basic like potted herbs or a potato sack, which can be grown successfully on a windowsill.
  1. Consider going paperless
You can even go paperless if you want to take it a step further! Banks, energy companies, and other service providers can send you all of your bills and communications via email. Also, only print documents if they are absolutely necessary. You can also aid by recycling any paper or card that you no longer require.

Benefits of green living

Green living is critical because if we don't, our lives could be jeopardized if we don't have access to clean air, food, or drinking water, or if we are subjected to extreme climate changes and temperatures that can lead to global warming and life-threatening illnesses. We can considerably lessen the impact of extreme temperature and climatic changes that could be caused by global warming if we aim for green living. You and I may look forward to a cleaner environment and a brighter future with greener earth. We are more likely to be healthy, live longer, achieve our life goals, and enjoy our relationships with our loved ones if the air, environment, and food are of higher quality.