It’s Easier Than You Think to Start Living Sustainably

written by EcoScraps Staff

We’ve all been there before. We hear something on TV or in the news that hits us to our core. Instantly we feel passionate. We want to do everything we can to help. We want to be part of the change that makes a difference.

Then the next day happens. We slowly start to forget our drive and days go by without any change and before we know it, the cycle continues and our lives remain the same. So how can we break the cycle?

Living sustainably carries with it real change. Did you know Americans use more than 13 billion pounds of paper towels each year? Did you know Americans drive almost three trillion miles per year, emitting four tons of new greenhouse gas into our atmosphere each year for every car on the road!

Shocking, right? And those numbers seem almost to vast to change. But for every person who makes a small change in their life today for a more sustainable future, those shocking numbers will start to diminish and real change can start to happen!

We’ve condensed an overwhelming list of over 200 ways to live more sustainably into a simple list of 10.

Simple. Easy. 10 simple things you can change at home today to start making a difference. 

Thirsty for more? These informative (and let’s face it, pretty fantastic websites) will give you an estimate of how many emissions you’re currently using in your home and on the road.

Knowing is half the battle! Once you have your number, the site will educate you on how to reduce your emission foot print with a few simple changes around the house!

Calculate Your Emissions

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