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Sustainable Living Explained

Sustainable Living Explained

Sustainable Living is A Philosophy for Life

Forget the idea that sustainable living is a set of “rules” that you should follow.  More accurately, it influences the way you think about the life choices you make.  People who prefer sustainable living are frequently worried about a number of topics including:
·       Environmental contaminants
·       The demise of organic reserves
·       Having money to set aside or save
·       Leaving something behind for the next generation
·       Compassionate handling of animals
·       Food that is free from insect killers
·       Eating organic foods and shunning chemical substances in anything they eat
·       Reducing landfills and the size thereof
·       Water that is fresh and unpolluted
·       Decreasing reliance on industry and manufactured goods
·       Reducing their harmful influence on the environment


 You will find that numerous parts of this lifestyle can actually be relevant to you:\


Improved Health
Most people who adhere to the sustainable living philosophy frequently find that their health has improved after removing additional contaminants and highly processed foods from their lives.  In the second section, you will find more information about this option that can lead to an extended and healthier life.
Food Production
Those who follow a sustainable lifestyle frequently produce certain, if not all, the food they eat.  It involves both the planting of an edible garden and the keeping of livestock as the advantage of producing your own food is that you can determine the quality of your meals.
In Sections 3 and 4 the production of your own food takes center stage.  It focuses not only on small gardens, but also on larger pieces of land such as small-holdings or farms and includes guidelines for your existing situation as well as goals to change your lifestyle.
Eliminating Waste
An essential element of a sustainable lifestyle centers on the way we manage waste.  The idea is to recycle all your garbage in order to avoid the creation of more landfills. If you have sustainable living habits, you’ll see the reuse and recycling potential of many of your belongings, thereby greatly reducing your waste.
Your energy usage is included here too.  There are numerous easy ways in which you can lessen energy use and decrease waste.  These methods are featured in Section 5.    
 Clever Use of Resources
It is imperative to make use of materials that are renewable.  Sustainable living always focuses on the use of materials that can be renewed. It is true that certain raw materials cannot be replaced once used, but numerous materials that are renewable and of which unlimited sources exist are available.
Doing Away with Dangerous Substances
When you follow a sustainable lifestyle, you should certainly decrease the number of dangerous substances you use.  You will find just as many environmentally friendly products as hazardous products on the market. The latter is neither beneficial to you or the planet.  
Choosing to live sustainably, almost always includes a serious look at your chemical use. A few changes will need to be made, but it is far easier than you might expect; all without conceding an inch to dirt

For more great information on Sustainable Living Explained check out Sarah Burke's e-book SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPLAINED

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