Collectively, small lifestyle changes can make a huge impact on the environment–and your life. Looking for happiness and health? What’s good for the environment is also, it turns out, great for you. Here’s a collection of tips from the No Impact community.
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Cheap, easy and fun. Sexercise works by using the body, heart and mind in more ways than imaginable. Take your time, there is no rush. This is a ball in your court kinda workout. Try partner yoga, a brisk walk to get the blood flowing. Basically the idea is to use sexual activity not as a goal to finish quickly, but as a means to exercise your love for your partner, your creativity, and your body. Trying to extend love making for the both will help stimulate blood flow, heighten attention and lower blood pressure. The release of hormones alone will detoxify your body! Try it. Relax, enjoy and take your time. Plus, its on the cheap, doesn’t consume much and helps others while helping yourself!!
This post was submitted by Kevin.
I don’t own a car. Most people I know are surprised that I can survive without a car. I work and go to school in a three mile radius and in my neighborhood I have everything I need. My boyfriend has a car but I really only use it to go to the vet (the only thing not in my neighborhood), I much prefer to take the bus. Not only does not owning a car save natural resources, money, and give me a great workout, but I find that most of the things I buy I get from local businesses. Although sometimes it can be more expensive to go to the local pet store instead of making the trip to Petco, I feel I save money overall and I meet many more people in my area by walking to the local store. Also by buying from my corner grocer I also get most of my food from local farmers and manufacturers and the quality of food is much better and I eat a lot less processed foods.
This post was submitted by Marta.
I could give over 20 tips, or just this advice…
Realize that we live on a planet, that we are not the only species on the planet, that it is here for everyone and everything, and we are not living in harmony with anything else here. When you wake up every day, instead of caring about money, a job, or bills, etc. ask yourself how you are going to be a natural, functioning part of the ecosystem that day. Ask how you will contribute to the Earth, and if it matches what you will take away from her? Without a worldwide change in mindset and how current societies view Earth, the damage will never stop.
This post was submitted by Wolfie.
I reduce my impact on the environment by eating a meat and dairy-free diet.
This post was submitted by Sarah.
I’m a bit ashamed of using an electric clothes dryer (we have a big family, lots of laundry, and not a lot of sun), but I do use the condenser water for house plants..also have recently begun to go food shopping on foot in our local village stores instead of driving to the hypermarket(my cardiologist applauds), buying organic fruit and vegetables whenever possible, and none imported or out of season, eating meat only twice a week, using cloth tote bags,(free plastic bags no longer available here anyway) and am saving money as well(fewer consumer temptations)..Tho a fan of bottled water, have started drinking from the tap. Our town fortunately requires the recycling of paper, cardboard, plastic and glass which is collected once a week in front of our house. We compost organic waste at our country house in Britanny and will soon be doing it here at our main residence. Europe has begun a ban of incandescent light bulbs which will soon be no longer available, but questions remain about the recycling of the newer bulbs which contain poisonous matter… What I will not give up ? my laptop, cosmetics, books made from trees….
This post was submitted by Barbara.