For many years, the world has known it’s of critical importance to save our lives, that of our friends and family, community, etc. Through marvelous inventions and discoveries, we have become a highly industrialized and technologized world. (Yes, technologized is a word – I checked – LOL!) But these more modern technologies, having brought convenience, ease, and other advantages, have also brought in larger, egregious problems.
Being eco-friendly is all about reduction of pollution, protection of wildlife, conserving our natural resources, and other actions which will slow the rate that the climate is changing. So, developing habits to help bring about these healthy changes in our own lives also benefits our community and eventually the rest of the world. By doing the suggestions below, our good deeds not only help us, but help to influence others in a very positive way.
Finding ways to be more eco-friendly can help bring out your creativity (and there’s everything right about that), and you may find yourself meeting others in your community through it. The United States is one of the countries that produces the most waste and changing this begins with each individual.
Sustainability is how we cut greenhouse gases, reduce waste, and educate ourselves and our young people. For example, carbon dioxide (CO2) is what we release through our activities (deforestation and burning fossil fuels), and there are some natural processes which release this waste product (to humans), such as volcanoes.
We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. CO2 is a nutrient for our plants, so our waste product is feeding them! Similarly, plants emit oxygen as a waste product, which is why having plants around us is healthy for human beings.
There are now plants which capture and convert these CO2 waste emissions into urea, which is a nitrogen-based nutrient which helps create plentiful harvests...reaching net-zero emissions.
Healthy living is a “must” for individuals and families and communities if we want to reduce all the health-related suffering that is going on. And how would you like to grow old? With disease, pain, suffering? Or do you want to remain healthy and vital until the day you leave this earth? I certainly know what I want – I’m sure all my readers know it, too.
Healthy living, or making excellent lifestyle choices, involves not only what you eat, what supplements you take, it also means having a more calm, mindful existence. This means we look at all our daily lifestyle practices which involve not only what we ingest, but what habits are giving life to our planet versus the ones that are contributing to its destruction.
Tips for Living Eco-Friendly, Sustainably, and Healthy
There are many, many more things you can do to become more eco-friendly, contribute to sustainability, and become healthier yourself – these are just a few! So, invest some time in learning about where you can start making a change to your lifestyle, start with the easier things, and build new habits over time.
And as always, please have a happy, holistically healthy day!
- Dr. P