4 Lifestyle Tips for Going Green This Spring

Spring is in the air, and that means refreshing new looks for our homes and reinvigorating our lifestyles. It’s time to shake off the dust and doldrums of winter and start thinking about spring cleaning, fun travel, and jazzing up our abodes with vernal vibes. This spring, think about getting in step with nature’s momentum by going green with renewing rituals.

Whether you are choosing a breezy new look for the kitchen or thinking about planting a garden, get into the springtime swing with a focus on global sustainability. Now more than ever, the world is relying on you to make smart choices that reduce global warming and help this planet stay pristine for generations to come. Here are a few tips to shake up your springtime activities while making a positive impact on the environment at the same time.

Green Spring Cleaning: There’s a reason it’s called “spring cleaning” because the weather this time of year lends itself to airing out the house, fluffing pillows, and freshening up the lackluster effects of winter. This is the time to get busy tidying up indoors and outdoors and embrace the rejuvenating energy springtime summons. You can go green with your spring cleaning efforts by selecting eco-friendly products such as the Infuse refillable cleaning system. It features reusable cloths so you no longer have to deal with a ton of wasted paper towels. The cleaning agents are all-purpose and non-toxic. Additionally, the Infuse cleaning solutions are refillable so you can cut down on one-use plastic bottles. It may seem like a small step, but reusable, eco-friendly cleaning products make a big difference to our environment.

Eco-Friendly Springtime Travel: Spring is a great time to start getting out and tip-toeing through the tulips. And now with the pandemic restrictions getting more lenient, we’re all aching to let our hair down and experience grandiose travel excursions. There are ways you can enjoy springtime travel with minimal negative impacts on the environment. For example, do some research on eco-friendly travel destinations that support environmental sustainability. Or, if you’re thinking about going on a road trip, opt for renting a Tesla EV (electric vehicle).  Better yet, think about buying one! These cars are exotic, luxury vehicles that get you to your destination in style without adding carbon emissions to the environment. The new Tesla models are surprisingly affordable, and the Tesla charging stations are remarkably efficient. Whether you camp, drive or fly, just be mindful of your carbon footprint, and take the vow to tread lightly upon this beautiful earth while you’re traveling this spring.

Repurposed Redecorating: Remember that old saying, “everything old is new again“? Make this your new motto for redecorating your home or apartment this spring. Shop consignment stores or estate sales for old pieces that you can easily restore. Go funky retro or traditional classic. Scouring through rummage and garage sales are sure to win you some stunning centerpieces for your home.  By upcycling or recycling these treasures, you are doing the earth a favor too.  Your finds will be one less discarded item that lays waste to decay in a landfill. Repurposing items to refresh your interior design this spring is a perfect way to go green and say “thank you” to mother earth while also getting a stellar new look for your home!

Environmental Entertaining: Now that you’ve done a green spring clean, and spruced up your home with keen upcycled pieces, it’s time to invite friends and family over for a springtime celebration. Make your festivities environmentally friendly by shopping locally for products and ingredients. Shopping for yummy nosh locally boosts the local economy and also reduces carbon footprints.  When serving delicious nibbles to your guests, bring out the elegant china and silver.  This is both beautiful and purposeful. It may be tempting to use paper plates and Styrofoam cups, but these don’t do any favors to our planet. Substitute wasteful serving-ware by utilizing the fine china. This will delight your guests and also aligns you with the go-green objective.  If you’re decorating for the party, think about reusable centerpieces and accents.  Try to be mindful of the waste involved in throwing your party and try to rent, reuse or recycle at every opportunity.

Whatever you are doing this spring, do your best to honor mother earth with smart adjustments.  Going green this spring doesn’t have to be a chore or a challenge. It just takes a little mindfulness about making better choices that honor our environment.