How to Shop Green? Tips and Tricks How to Be Eco-Friendly Every Day

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In this society, then ecology is becoming more and more important and must-do philosophy, we all need to rethink our shopping habits. And also start finding new ways how to shop greener. There are some ways how to do it, but it is not very well-known for masses just like you and me. So, in order to help you out (and help myself too) I did a little research of a few tips and tricks how to be an eco-friendly shopper. This will make at least a little impact in the common welfare. Read it right away and start changing not only your habits but the whole Earth too!

Buy that you really need

This is definitely one of the first things you need to start thinking and rethinking about. Just by knowing what actually is necessary for you and what is only to pamper yourself, you can be both eco-friendly and frugal too! First, you will buy only the essential stuff you need, and secondly – that directly effects with your finances as well. Because you are not going to spend of products or items what are not needed, you will improve your savings. Of course, remember that quality is always much above quantity. So while shopping remember that and keep it in mind.

Shop online

Shopping online is not only much cheaper way to shop but is actually a very environmentally friendly way to get stuff too! Firstly because you won’t need to use your gas to go to the store, and secondly because you will not use any kind of paper while shopping as well. No receipt, no paper coupons – no harm to forests and Earth. All you are going to do and use is digital and it doesn’t need any additional printing. In fact, by using online coupons from Chameleon John (for instance Kohl’s online coupons) you will get same discounts as paper ones and can enjoy your new items at a much smaller price. So shop online and reduce you spending everywhere and save Earth!

Bring your own bag

Another way how to make your shopping trips even more eco-friendly is one of the simplest too. By taking your bag (in no matter what fabric or material) you can make a little impact on Earth as well! How come? Because every year, millions of plastic bags are dumped in landfills or our oceans, paper bags brought home from the store often end up being crumpled and tossed into the recycling bin. So it is actually a cultural mandate that you carry a shopping bag wherever you go. There are so many cute and beautiful shopping bags from different eco-friendly materials that it can become a style accent! So why not be eco-friendly and stylish at the same time while carrying your own bag into stores?

Buy local

By just buying groceries from local farmers you not only avoid huge prices and unnecessary packaging but also support small business! And at the same time while being eco-friendly! Visiting your local farmers market is beneficial on at least several different levels. It ensures you are getting the freshest possible fruits, vegetables, and animal products while supporting small businesses and making everyone happy! So why not do that and eating fresh every day after that?

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Admittedly, I am not very green, but I love your tips. I do a lot of online shopping.

  2. Love your tips on how to be green. I also buy what I need, and when I’m at the supermarket, I always make sure to bring a list first!

  3. I am not the most green in the world, but the tips here are stuff I should be able to follow, they are pretty easy tips. I do know that, knowing me, I would forget my own bags for groceries LOL, that I would have to get into the habit!

  4. I bring my own bag, but I could definitely do more online shopping. I really should shop online more not only for being green, but also because there are such great deals to save like that Chameleon John website.

  5. Thanks for sharing these great tips. I’ve been looking for a way to be more environmentally friendly.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing these tips. Now that we’ve moved to Florida, I’m buying locally a lot more.

  7. Thanks for the great tips on going green! I have bags in my car…if I could only remember to take them into the store!

  8. I love this post. Wonderful tips! I do try to bring my own bag when possible too.

  9. I bring my bags when I go shopping. Not enough people do.

  10. These are great ideas. I need to make more of an effort daily. Buying local is a big one!

  11. These are great tips. I have also started doing all my coupons on my phone, instead of printing. Saves time and trees 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  12. I love shopping with my own canvas bags because they’re much sturdier than those super thin plastic grocery bags. Our local farmers market is one of my favorite places to shop!

  13. I love to shop online. I hate having to go to the crowded stores. There are a lot of great sites that offer free shipping.

  14. I try to shop as eco-friendly as possible as well. Bringing your own bag and shopping local really does help.

  15. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says:

    Being green can mean so much to the environment and takes so little effort! We all have to do our parts!

  16. I am trying to remember to bring my grocery bags, but I always forget. I try to recycle everything I can!

  17. These are awesome tips and I’m glad I’m already doing these things. I make sure to leave the eco bags in the car, so I won’t forget them.

  18. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I do not do everything on this list but I consider myself pretty green. I do give back, recycle, and reuse when I can.