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How to Be More Environmentally Friendly in Florida


It's everyone's duty to keep the environment in a good state. It’s also a great call to look into what you can do to make sure that you're living an environmentally-friendly life in Florida. Whether you live alone or you have a family, there are steps that everyone can take to make their lives more sustainable. If you'd like some pointers on how you can do this, read on to see some ideas.

Drive an electric car

If getting rid of your car altogether isn't an option for you, then consider switching to an electric one. This will help you to leave a smaller carbon footprint and it's on of the best options for you to take. Note that 25 million tons of material, according to Waste Advantage Magazine, are recycled from cars every single year. While the car itself may be recycled at the end of using it, you can take more steps by driving less and walking or cycling when you can. This will also help you to stay healthier and you can enjoy knowing that you've had a smaller impact on your surroundings.

Use renewable energy

Renewable energy exists in different forms and capacities and so it's a good idea to look into how you can leverage it for your home. You could, for example, get solar energy for your home and thus use green energy. [Installing renewable energy systems at home can reduce your reliance on non-renewable energy and contribute to a greener future.] In the same vein, you could also invest in technology. Doing something like getting your child a laptop could help by enabling them to spare some papers and printouts, thus helping them to live a more sustainable life in the process.

Recycle when you can

Note that 69% of all steel or over 80 million tons get recycled in North America every single year. When making purchases, you should do your best to make sure that you're buying recyclable items and actually recycling them when they get to the end of their lifespan. If you have the option, buy things like steel straws so that you don't have to use paper and plastic straws. This is just one of the things that you could do in a bid to make a smaller impact on the environment.

Clean with eco-cleaning solutions

You could also steer away from mainstream cleaning products, most of which are made from different toxic materials. These wash into rivers and streams, damaging biodiversity when they enter into ecosystems. Instead of these, switch to products with nonsynthetic and sustainably grown ingredients. These will have a smaller effect on the environment if they do end up in it. You could also make your own cleaning products with things like bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, and lemon juice. Doing this will do a lot of good to the environment, and it could also help you to save some money in the process.

Use sustainable materials for home remodeling

There will come a time when, as a homeowner, you want to remodel or update your home in one way or another. This is another opportunity for you to save the environment since you can use eco-friendly materials for your upgrade. Something like steel roofing, which is 100% recyclable, has Class 4 hail impact resistance and a Class A fire rating, and is also very lightweight at a mere 1.4 lbs per sq ft, is a good option for you to consider. Little by little, you can turn your home into a green haven that's fully eco-friendly, all at a relatively affordable cost.

Take these steps to make your life in Florida more eco-friendly. While you may need to make an effort to remember these steps at the beginning, you'll soon be able to live a greener life more easily.

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