I am definitely consciously trying to make steps to become more environmentally friendly. I am not the best, but I certainly try and do my fair share to try and prevent environmental destruction.
Things I’m most successful at:
-I’m vegan, and I consciously try to minimize my food waste. I very rarely waste food anymore, I carefully plan lists so everything I buy, I eat. I also try to minimize packaging waste, buy everything loose in reusable bags. My roommate has left for two weeks, and I haven’t had to take out the garbage yet, so I like to think I’m doing a decent job.
-I gave up plastic water bottles for lent. I was addicted to sparkling water (I don’t drink soda, but I still love bubbles!) Only reusable containers so far, and the switch has been easy so I’m going to keep using my camelback waterbottle only.
-I’m good about keep the lights off, turning down the heat when I really don’t need it. Lights are usually only on in my bedroom when I’m studying/reading at night. Obviously helps with the bills too, although we do get a great deal of our energy over here in Scotland from renewable sources which is nice.
-I don’t own a car, more bc they are pricey and being American I’m petrified to drive on the left side of the road here, but that’s also good for the environment. I usually walk, take the bus on the odd occasion, but I do fly a lot being that my fiance and family are in a different country.
Things I’m bad at:
-I order from Amazon WAY too much, because I live in a tiny Scottish town that only has a few shops. Most of the things I need I have to order off of the internet. I recycle my cardboard boxes or repurpose them, but it’s still miles of driving for deliveries. When I move back to the States I’m going ot try and cut this addiction out and walk to the store to buy things, especially because I’ll be in NYC where they have everything in a 3 block radius.
-I fly a lot. See above
-I still use pods for my coffee machine. I know, I know. This is my one thing I really need to get over, but I don’t have the money for a new coffee machine just yet. We registered for a non-pod machine though, so I’ll be done using them in a year.