06 Jan 4 Tips for Building Eco-Conscious Habits
The new year is officially upon us! There’s no better time than now to start building healthy habits and working toward a more intentional lifestyle. While things like morning meditations and consistent gym sessions are great, this goes beyond the daily practices you incorporate into your fitness and wellness routine. Healthy habits also extend to the way we treat Planet Earth. When we create a greener environment, we create a safer and cleaner world for us all to live, work, and thrive in.
The good news is that this doesn’t require any drastic changes to your everyday life. On the contrary, contributing to an eco-friendly Earth is all about making small yet impactful changes on a daily basis. Below, we’re sharing four easy tips for building eco-conscious habits in 2022.
Walk or Bike
Next time you need to run to the local grocery store or meet a friend for dinner nearby, walk or ride your bike! It not only reduces the number of cars on the road, and therefore added pollution, but it is also a great way to incorporate light exercise into your day and get some fresh air. Stay hydrated on your way by using a reusable water bottle – goodbye, plastic! The Etching Bee Custom Design Bottle is a great option. Etching Bee bottles are made with sturdy 100% pure glass that’s BPA and lead-free. Plus, the hands-free carrying case makes it easy to bring with you on the go.
Donate Unused Goods
Have clothes or household items you no longer use lying around the house? Rather than tossing them in the trash, donate your lightly used possessions to a consignment organization or donation center. Not only does it save energy and reduce waste, but it’s an excellent way to give back to your community and those in need.
Monetary donations are always a great way to contribute to a more eco-conscious world as well. Make it a habit to donate monthly to an organization of your choice. Every penny counts! If you’re not sure where to start, check out Healthy Seas, a charity dedicated to cleaning our oceans and repurposing waste into a useful and reusable product. Since its launch in 2013, Healthy Seas and its partners have collected over 510 tons of fishing nets, helping to clean our oceans and rehabilitate marine habitats. Donate here.
Wear Sustainable Clothing
If you’re a shopaholic, we don’t blame you! Fortunately, there are many eco-conscious clothing brands out there that can help turn your shopping habits into a more environmentally-friendly practice. At Verte Luxe, we partner with a variety of incredible fashion brands that use sustainable sources and materials. From gorgeous hats and athleisure to swimwear and everything in between, dressing sustainably from head to toe has never been easier.
Eliminate Food Waste
One of the simplest ways to create more eco-conscious habits in your daily life is to eliminate food waste. Rather than tossing what you don’t eat on your plate, save your leftovers and use them as ingredients for your next day’s meal. Tip: plan your week’s meals before heading to the grocery store. This way, you’ll be prepared for which leftover ingredients you’ll be able to save for the rest of the week!
Looking for more ways to live an eco-conscious life this year? Check out our recent blog post about the top five conscious winter home essentials.