I have to confess. When you should wear woolen tights 8 months out of 12, it’s hard to be friendly, let alone eco-friendly. I really try. I’m a vegetarian. But this post is not about me.
Nowadays, the following trend is getting clearer. More and more people prefer to preserve and take good care of nature, or just act like they take care of nature.
We won’t take into account mock-eco-friendly girls, who use only organic cosmetics and eat nuts and apples instead of hamburgers. They think about their beauty, rather than nature. Especially, as I said before, this post is not about me.
On the other hand, it is rather difficult to switch to eco-friendly lifestyle completely. Many people prefer to think, that one litre of water or one saved tree will not change the general pattern, so environmental friendiness is not among their priorities.
What is it? Is it just another growing fashion trend? Or are we actually becoming more humane?
The answer seems simple. Eco-bio-organic matter is at the peak of its powers, and for now it sets a slower pace. Below we will see why it is so. We aren’t going to talk about recycling and reusing rubbish, environmentally friendly cars, or renewable energy projects. There is more than enough information on this topic on the Internet.
We will examine this issue at the level of an ordinary person who decided firmly to follow environmentalists’ tips, changing habits to support the environment.
- Instead of using a dishwasher, that consumes a lot of water, scrub the dishes in the old-fashioned way. 2 hours a week
- Use baking soda for cleaning your bathromm and kitchen. 1 hour
- Replace shampoos (salt and cornmeal), conditioners (lemon juice and eggs), skin moisturizer (oil or milk), toothpaste (baking soda and hydrogen peroxide) and soaps (oatmeal and oil) with natural homemade versions. 2 hours more.
- Instead of using your deodorant, trywater with baking soda mixed into it. 30 minutes a week for making the mixture every day and applying it. Plus 1 hour a week to remove white stains of soda from your clothes using a natural soap, studiously made in advance.
- Walk or ride a bike to work. Don’t forget to take your natural soap and eco- deodorant with you. Just in case. 9 hours.
- Don’t shop at your local supermarket. Shop at farmer’s markets. 2 hours.
- Don’t use an electric kettle, a blender, and a microwave. 5 hours more.
- Try growing your own fruit and vegetables (optional, because the second room or balcony don’t work for it). 10 hours.
Let’s count. Total score is 22-32 hours. Do you agree to trade your precious time and comfort for our eco-dream? Or have you already got accustomed to what you’ve got?
P.S. Do you realize that baking soda is the Fifth Element of 22nd century? Of course, after fire, earth, air, and blogs.