The recent months have made me associate with some wonderful bloggers. One of them is Vidya Sury, the awesome blogger behind going a-musing,collecting smiles. We share a lot of similarities, right from the songs we like to hear, the conversations we have, to the colonies we have stayed in. And despite all these simiarities, will you believe that we have never met?? The meeting will happen soon!
A month ago when she told me about the challenge and asked if I wanted to participate, I quickly chickened out. 26 posts in a month? What would I write? How much would I write? Instead Vidya asked me to be a part of the challenge by contributing a guest post to her A-Z challenge. So I picked the letter E and chose to write about Eco-living, a topic that is close to my heart and something that I also advocate. So here I am, pretty sure that this is probably the closest I will ever get to a A-Z challenge.
E is for Eco-Living
[pullquote position=”right “]When you opt for an eco-friendly life, you start living a very different life.[/pullquote]
Eco-living? Eco-conscious life? Green living? Doesn’t that involve too much money? But why an eco-conscious life? I am perfectly fine the way I lead my life!
Don’t worry! I asked myself these same questions – probably more! I lived in this misconception, blissfully unaware that just about anyone can adopt a lifestyle that is good for them – and the earth, of course. You didn’t need to be rich to do it; you just needed to be rich in your knowledge and belief. Armed with enough evidence with my searches on the net, I resolved to steer myself towards green living. That was about three and a half years ago. I have made progress, I have cheated and I am still getting there!
In my post I have listed a few things that can help you consciously steer towards conscious living.
Grow your own stuff
I was never keen on plants till I discovered the beauty of gardening. I started growing my own veggies in pots. I know I am eating food that has not been sprinkled with pesticides. I have planted tomatoes, coriander, okra, brinjals and bell pepper in the garden. My boys wake up and head straight to the terrace garden to give me an update or what’s growing and what is not. Small joys of life!
Adopt eco-friendly alternatives instead of traditional household cleaning products that are laden with ammonia, bleach and other toxin that can cause harm to the environment. Vinegar and baking soda cleans as well as the commercial cleaning products. You can use the vinegar and baking soda mix to clean toilet bowls, sinks, grime in the kitchen.
Interested to know more about the clean green options as well as what else you can do to live an eco life? Hop over to Vidya’s blog to read rest of the post here.
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