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90+ Ways to Live A More Environmentally Friendly Life

90+ Ways to Live A More Environmentally Friendly Life

Jul. 28th, 2022

Each year, July 28th observes World Nature Conservation Day, a holiday that recognizes the importance that a clean environment plays in society. Nature conservation efforts are made to help keep the Earth’s resources clean and available for future generations.

There are small habits you can incorporate into your lifestyle to live more environmentally friendly. Here are some ways you can conserve energy and resources today!


  1. Shut off the lights when leaving the room
  2. Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs
  3. Utilize lights that adjust brightness automatically
  4. Use natural light when possible
  5. Time lights to shut off when there is no motion
  6. Unplug electronics and devices not in use
  7. Use a power strip for electronics and turn it off when not in use
  8. Air dry clothes when possible instead of running the dryer
  9. Use task lighting, such as lamps or under-counter lights
  10. Set devices to automatically switch to energy saving mode when not in use
  11. Use a laptop instead of a desktop computer
  12. Use LED lights for decorations
  13. Unplug all electronics before going on trips
  14. Use rechargeable batteries for appliances
  15. Donate old devices that can still be used

Home and Utilities

  1. Seal any drafts near doors or windows
  2. Check and make sure windows are well insulated
  3. Replace any old/damaged doors
  4. Seal and repair roof damage to protect your home from the weather
  5. Replace any old appliances with energy star-rated versions
  6. Turn off the AC/heater when not home
  7. Replace furnace/AC filters regularly
  8. Close the garage to keep heat or AC inside the home
  9. Insulate attics or crawl doors
  10. Set thermostat to only turn on when needed
  11. Keep an insulated refrigerator
  12. Close fridge door when not using the fridge
  13. Use your microwave or crock pot over an oven
  14. Shut doors and close curtains to insulate your home
  15. Use solar energy when possible
  16. Clean the lint out of your dryer regularly
  17. Use ceiling fans to cool down rooms
  18. Avoid using the fireplace and heater at the same time
  19. Keep a well prepared generator in case of power outages


  1. Take shorter showers
  2. Take a shower instead of a bath
  3. Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or shaving
  4. Fully fill up the dishwasher before running
  5. Do full loads of laundry
  6. Wash laundry in cold water
  7. Check your home for leaking or damaged pipes
  8. Fix leaky faucets
  9. Use low-flow faucets and shower heads
  10. Hand-dry dishes and line-dry clothes
  11. Use environmentally friendly detergents


  1. Plant flowers and trees
  2. Plant shrubs around the home to insulate it
  3. Compost food scraps for your garden
  4. Pick up litter when you see it
  5. Avoid throwing fishing bait into the environment
  6. Buy flowers locally or grow your own
  7. Mow the lawn less often
  8. Avoid using insecticides, fertilizers, and herbicides
  9. Use a spring to irrigate your plants (if possible)


  1. Carpool more often
  2. Walk instead of driving
  3. Use a bike
  4. Park in a central location where you can walk to multiple stops
  5. Do all your errands when you’re out instead of taking multiple trips
  6. Shop locally to reduce shipping needs
  7. Use public transportation
  8. Use a hybrid or gas efficient car
  9. Get the car tuned and get the oil changed regularly
  10. Wash your car on the lawn


  1. Thrift more often or shop at vintage stores
  2. Re-wear clothes a second time before washing
  3. Repair clothing instead of replacing it
  4. Use clothes until they wear out
  5. Donate ill-fitting or unused clothing
  6. Buy clothes from environmentally-friendly brands
  7. Swap clothes with a family member or friend for different styles
  8. Upcycle clothes whenever possible
  9. Buy only what you need for clothing


  1. Eat less meat to reduce your carbon footprint
  2. Regularly clean out the fridge
  3. Avoid overbuying food by making a grocery list before shopping
  4. Use paper straws instead of plastic straws
  5. Use refillable mugs and water bottles for drinks
  6. Buy from local growers
  7. Bring your own container for carryout
  8. Use loose leaf tea instead of tea bags

Lifestyle Habits

  1. Shop with reusable bags
  2. Recycle whenever possible
  3. Buy only what you’ll use
  4. Buy products with environmentally friendly packaging
  5. Go paperless
  6. Avoid flying when possible for transportation
  7. Avoid disposable products
  8. Use economically friendly cleaning products
  9. Replace plastic toothbrushes with bamboo toothbrushes
  10. Avoid beauty products with chemicals, parabens, and other harmful substances
  11. Work from home

Saber Healthcare and The Environment

One effort Saber Healthcare is putting forward to reduce waste is aiming to be paperless by 2023. Going paperless can save resources such as trees, water, and landfill space that are used to create paper. By reducing the amount of paper our staff uses, we’ll be conserving more energy and staying environmentally friendly.

To learn more about Saber Healthcare and the nursing and rehabilitation we provide, check out our locations and services we offer.

Saber Healthcare is an organization dedicated to providing consultant services to long-term care providers. This article is for informational purposes and is not meant to be seen as professional advice. Please consult with a medical expert before relying on the information provided.