Ways to Give Back to Mother Nature

By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
March 28, 2020

Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing this partnered guest post about Ways to Give Back to Mother Nature.

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At this point, the proverbial cat has been out of the bag for quite some time now. Our planet is suffering and unless we collectively make some serious changes to the way we live our daily lives, not much will change. There are so many things in our everyday routine we could easily choose to do differently and thus lower the impact we have on our surroundings.

However, the problem is that not many people are aware of them. And even the people who know they could and should be doing things differently don’t quite know which habits to start changing. But trust us – every change counts. That being said, here are some easy ways you can give back to Mother Nature by slightly changing your everyday habits.

Reduce the brightness of your screens

Even though this tip might not seem too related at first, hear us out. All of us have plenty of interaction with various types of screens each day. Be it our mobile phones, desktops, laptops or any other electronic device, we do spend a lot of time staring at a screen. One of the easiest ways to lower your carbon footprint is by reducing the brightness of those screens. This way you will significantly prologue the battery life of your device which means you won’t have to charge it as often. And by charging your devices every other day – instead of every day – you’ll considerably reduce the amount of energy you use.

Rethink your shopping habits

Next, when it comes to our shopping habits not a lot of us can boast about being super conscious. What this means is that if we see something we like, not many of us will stop and consider the sustainability and the ethicality of the said product. Instead, we’ll simply purchase it. However, this is another habit you can change for the better. As an example, if you’re researching the benefits of opalescent moonstone gem with the intent of purchasing a jewelry piece that contains this beautiful stone, don’t simply opt for the first seller you come across. Instead, research your options. There are sellers that, for instance, use the money earned off of purchases to plant trees and thus contribute to preserving our environment. So, if you choose to do business with them, you’ll get your product and you’ll do something good for your planet. In addition, when you go grocery shopping, bringing Baggu reusable bags will help you avoid the usage of single-use plastic bags.

Make the most out of natural daylight

Moreover, you should also try to make the most out of the natural daylight as much as you possibly can. What this means is that each day, you should see to it that you let plenty of natural light in your home. Refrain from resorting to using artificial light during the day as much as you can. Of course, if you notice that there’s just not enough light in your interior, boost the illumination with some energy-efficient light bulbs, such as LED light bulbs. Saving energy is important but not at the cost of your own comfort.

Reuse, repurpose, recycle

The 3 Rs are another thing you should consider implementing in your current lifestyle. By reusing and repurposing something you’d otherwise throw away instantly at least once, you’ll be contributing to lowering the waste we litter our planet with every day. Single-use plastic presents one of the biggest issues, as it is readily available wherever you turn. However, if you’ve gone to the store and forgot your reusable bags – which would make you resort to single-use plastic ones – don’t despair. You can always try to get the most use out of those bags later on.

Discover better alternatives

Finally, it is important to mention that the products we use on a daily basis also have an impact on our planet. Soaps, cleaning products, toothpaste and washing gels are just the tip of the iceberg. That’s why you should inspect all of these products and get rid of any that are stuffed with chemicals. Replace them with homemade solutions and vegan products. These will not only aid you with being more mindful towards our environment but they’ll also be significantly better and healthier for you.

Our planet is the only habitat we have. That’s why we should do our best to try and keep it as safe as possible. All of the aforementioned tips are super easy to follow yet implementing them in your daily routine will do much good for our Mother Nature.


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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