What is Eco-Friendly, Going Green, And Sustainable Living Really Mean And Why Is It Important?


Eco-Friendly, earth-friendly, environmentally friendly are terms you may have noticed popping up more and more. 


Especially with global warming and climate change more at the forefront of people’s minds. 


But what does it all mean and why is it important?


Read on to learn the difference and why it matters to be more conscious about the earth and how your lifestyle impacts it. 


What Is Eco-Friendly?


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Eco-friendly literally means something doesn’t harm the planet. It means that it is earth-friendly. Nor is it harmful to the environment. 


It is lifestyle habits that contribute to green living, anything benefiting the environment, and practices that help conserve resources like water and energy.


Being eco-friendly is a lifestyle. It is making educated decisions that are good for you and the earth. 


It is a movement to reconnect with nature, reducing your need to wasteful products, and creating a low-impact lifestyle. 


Using eco-friendly products helps prevent air, water, and land pollution. Also, it helps the conservation of the local ecosystem.


Being eco-friendly is enhancing your relationship with the earth and to have a positive and healing presence on it. 


When you strive for an eco-friendly lifestyle you are creating healthy solutions to the current environmental crisis. 


Being eco-friendly goes far beyond just turning off lights when you leave the room or separating your garbage for recycling.


It is about changing the purpose of how you live and interact with the environment. 


Ok, So How Is That Different Than Going Green?


Going green is a more broad term that relates to anything that benefits the environment. It is the steps you take, whether big or small, to minimize the harm you do to the environment. 


Going green is all about making more environmentally friendly decisions. Like, reduce, reuse, and recycle. 


What About Sustainable?


Just like a green and eco-friendly lifestyle, sustainability focuses on making good choices for the environment but it goes a little deeper. 


Something that is truly sustainable does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It focuses on conserving resources for our children’s future. 


While this is the end goal of Live Simple Eco, it is a daunting task. But every step is a step in the right direction!


Sustainability sets the focus on the future and being green and eco-friendly help get to that goal. 


Why It’s So Important To Live A Green, Eco-Friendly, And Sustainable Lifestyle


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It is a sad reality that the earth is being ravaged by pollution, environmental disasters, and diseases. 


Turn on the news on any given day and you can see the chaos our bad decisions are having on the planet.


I am not saying this to instill fear… it is just the reality of our current era. 


More now than ever, it is necessary to start making better choices to help preserve the earth and the living things on it. 


Here are the reasons why living more consciously is important:


Environmental Problems: Deforestation and cutting down trees, exploitation of natural resources, reduction of air quality, lack of quality drinking water, and limited supplies are all contributing to climate change. 


For life to be able to sustain, changes need to be made. All living creatures are in danger of not having a habitable place to live. 


Erosion: Forest fires, climate change, drought, wind, melting of glaciers, etc cause damage to the earth and how we live on it. 


Pollution: Smoke coming from cars, factories, and industries affect our drinking water, air, and soil quality. This impacts your health and the health of the planet. 


It is important to be more ecological minded because, frankly, the planet is dying. The ozone layer is damaged, the planet is warming at an unnatural rate, landfills are overflowing with waste, and animals are going extinct from global warming. 


Making a conscious decision to be more eco-friendly, self-sufficient and sustainable, you can help reverse these long term effects. 


It is important to live a greener lifestyle and promote a healthier environment. Being more eco-friendly will help conserve your environment for a positive change. 


How To Become Eco-Friendly


You can start to become eco-friendly by becoming aware of how your choices affect the environment. 


Take the time to learn what products and lifestyle habits have a low carbon footprint on the environment.


Focus on making smaller changes you can make easily before you tackle the more difficult steps of your eco-friendly lifestyle. It’s one step at a time and they all count. 


Support companies and others that live to educate and produce eco-friendly and sustainable goods and services. 


The point of this blog is to dive deep into how you can become eco-friendly. I will make the change simple for you to understand and easy to do. eco-friendly


Can I Really Make A Difference?




When you live with intent and are focused on not creating harm to the environment, your decisions will have a positive impact on the planet. 


Every day you have a choice on how your lifestyle habits will affect your health and the health of the planet. 


Every. Single. Step. Counts.


With every step you take to be eco-friendly you are doing your part to reduce the carbon footprint on the environment. 


And think if you are one of hundreds and thousands just like you, taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint, what a change will be made.


Not only for the improvement of the environment but you will notice an improvement in your health, your quality of life, and your relationships with money, food, and the community around you. 


Can You Help Me? 


Of course!


Going green and being more eco-friendly has been life-changing for me and I want to share everything I have learned with you.


With my years of experience and knowledge, I am going to make this process as easy and simple as I can. (link to about me page)


Live Simple Eco is dedicated to teaching you how you can become a champion of the environment. You will receive practical tips that break down green living and eco-friendly habits into an easy step-by-step process. 


But, most importantly you will find community. You will connect with like-minded friends and get support wherever you are in your eco-friendly journey. 


All it takes is a choice and the first step in the right direction. Live simple. Live eco. It’s only natural. 


Going Green and being eco-friendly matters more now than ever. You can help make a positive change. 


Have you made the decision to go green and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Share in the comments what you do to help the planet. 


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