The modern generation has stepped up to make the world more environmentally friendly in the past decade. Green initiatives are so prominent nowadays. Consumers no longer just expect sustainable businesses but demand them. In fact, 81% of millennials expect companies they patronize to commit to being good corporate citizens publicly. The green movement may seem one-sided. It’s often consumers who expect corporations to go green with every initiative. However, environmentalists also have a significant commitment, with a report stating that over a third of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainability. Many have seen the new generation cultivate and adopt a much “greener” way of living. But some are still hesitant to practice a more eco-friendly lifestyle. The apprehension or hesitation is due to the misconception of the high prices people need to spend to become eco-friendly. Fortunately, that’s not the case.
There are a lot of ways to go green without using monetary resources. Here are a few ways to do so on a budget:
• Buy fruits that are in season
• Bring eco-bags for shopping
• Buy reusable products instead of single-use plastic
• Minimize air conditioning
• Make DIY natural cleaning products
• Invest in a reusable water bottle
• Don’t jump into the fast fashion bandwagon
• Air-dry your clothes • Stop lining your trash bins with plastic
• Have a vegetable garden Going green doesn’t end with buying environmentally-friendly products.
You can further care for the earth in other meaningful ways. Want to know how you can jumpstart your eco-friendly journey and some recycling facts? This infographic is your ultimate guide on how to save money while saving the environment.