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New Year, Sustainable You: Embrace Eco Friendly Living

Posted by Sarah Berkey on

If you’re new to sustainable, eco friendly living, there are a few things to remember. Firstly, to live sustainably means to protect the earth and its resources to ensure they last a long time. Moreover, living an eco friendly lifestyle means that the actions you take in your life don’t harm the environment. 

While “sustainable” and “eco friendly” are both rooted in environmental conservation, they have distinctive differences. Eco-friendly practices focus on minimizing harm, while sustainability adopts a broader perspective, ensuring that our actions today don't compromise the future. Let’s take a closer look!

Committing to Living an Eco Friendly Life

Being eco friendly means different things to different people. For some, it's about recycling; for others, it's about conserving water and energy. Each of us has to decide what we can contribute daily. These tips may help!

Take an Inventory of Your Daily Products

Ultimately, being eco-friendly is about becoming aware and taking responsibility. You might want to physically document what you notice and decide if there’s anything you want to change. 

Set Reasonable Expectations

Don’t sign up to make many changes unless you are truly ready for that. If you fail to meet your goals, you may be tempted to backtrack.

Have Patience

Even if you’ve set reasonable expectations, you still might become impatient with yourself. Maybe you neglected to follow through at some point. But you made the effort, and you have exhibited your intention, so give yourself a break and get back up on the horse!

Embrace a Supportive Community

It takes a village, right? You are not alone in your desire to do something that helps the environment, so surround yourself with like-minded people.

Eco Friendly Living Will Become a Habit

You know how it works – do something often enough, and you will create a habit. Consider staying connected to your goal by signing up for a relevant newsletter with weekly sustainability ideas. Or, look into brands that prioritize sustainability in their ethos.

Of course, this is a great starting point in your quest to become more eco friendly. Consider looking at the fabrics used in your clothing, for instance. Many fabrics are toxic and destroy the environment rather than support it. 

Fortunately, there are companies that have sustainability as their main intention. One of those companies is Not Labeled, which is a leader in sustainability and ethical practices. The materials used in their products are eco-friendly. 

Eco-Friendly Fabrics

Not Labeled uses the following materials to produce their products:

  • Bamboo Viscose is known for its rapid growth, minimal water usage, natural resistance to destructive pests, and biodegradability.
  • Organic Cotton is better than regular cotton because there is reduced chemical usage, reduced water usage by 71%, better soil fertility, and it is non-GMO. 
  • Recycled Polyester diverts plastic waste from landfills and oceans, creates 32% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and is energy efficient.
Begin moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle by consistently making the right choices. Not Labeled is a great place to start! Start shopping today – we look forward to serving your sustainability needs.

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