There are many ways people can help the environment and become eco-friendly. As mentioned in my previous blog entry, I am being eco-friendly by choosing and using organic toothpaste, beauty products like face wash and moisturizers, and laundry detergent. Sometimes the house can smell when cooking, therefore after cooking instead of lighting scented candles, I choose to boil water and vinegar in a small pot and that really helps take the smell away. In the summer time I either do this or open up the windows, and it gets the job done. From personal experiences, I find that vinegar is very useful around the house. I also have used this as a replacement for my old bathroom and kitchen cleaning solutions. Once every two weeks, I would use a funnel and pour some vinegar down the drain in the bathtub to get rid of any clogged hairs. I do the same with the kitchen sink as well to clear of any tiny pieces of leftovers.
Manon Verchot (2014), wrote an article that gives tips and reasons for people to go green and it included topics such as being aware of what products we put on our body, as our body absorbs 60% of it. She also talks about the different methods of commuting, where people should walk whenever they can to places, ride their bicycle or use the subway, this way we can help to decrease air pollution. Furthermore, Verchot (2014), states that we can shift from using plastic water bottles to buying a reusable mug to refill our drinks and help reduce the use of plastics. I also find it useful to bring my own reusable shopping bags when I am shopping at the mall or grocery store, it’s beneficial and sometimes certain stores give customers discounts when using their own bag.
Here is a link to the David Suzuki Foundation to find more helpful tips on being eco-friendly: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/queen-of-green/faqs/cleaning/
Here is an informative video that talks about the food wastage footprint from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoCVrkcaH6Q
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Verchot, M. (2014, June 26). 10 reasons to go green starting NOW. Retrieved from Treehugger : http://www.treehugger.com/htgg/how-to-go-green-why-to-go-green.html