5 Ecologically Friendly Life Hacks
Our cookies are made for people on the go. This is because we know how important it is to get your daily protein intake, and understand how difficult it can be to do this when you’re busy. For many people a significant portion of their day is spent travelling. This means either driving their own car to work or taking the bus.
Climate science has shown that pollutants such as carbon dioxide emissions from cars and other combustion engines contribute a significant deal to the increasing temperatures in our ecosystem, so it’s important to take precautions to minimize your carbon footprint.
One way to do this is to bike to work, or if you live close enough to walk. This is not only good for your body and the environment, but can decrease your stress levels, increase your energy levels and focus making you much more productive. Combine this with a high protein snack like Justine’s Cookies and you’re guaranteed to have a great day.
Sometimes we can forget how much water we are using because many westernised civilisations have instant access to clean drinkable water right from the tap. But for many of us this has become a luxury we simply can’t afford to over indulge in.
There are lots of ways to decrease your water use, while still getting the same benefits you would have had before. There are countless faucet attachments and shower heads on the market that can help to decrease the amount of water you use.
Not every meal should be replaced with a protein cookie. Infact, having a varied but healthy diet contributes to overall well-being. More and more people are becoming consciously aware of the food they put into their bodies. And Vegan and Vegetarian diets have increased in popularity over the years.
But one important point many people miss when exploring these dietary lifestyles is the effects it will have on the environment. Transporting and stocking all those vegetables in your local supermarket takes a significant amount of energy, and while we don’t feel that you should eliminate this convenience from your life entirely, it may be a good idea to start your own veggie garden to supplement some of your weekly meals with fresh, homegrown nutrient dense foods that are guaranteed to be good for the environment. And don’t forget to compost those veggie scraps!
Eliminate Nasty Chemicals
As science has progressed our supermarkets have filled up with incredible products that help to keep you clean, and smelling or looking great. But many of these products have nasty chemicals in them that either get absorbed by your body, or sent down the drain and absorbed by the environment. It’s important to understand what’s in these products so that you can make an informed decision about which ones to use.
For example, Baking Soda is a great alternative to toothpaste and can actually be better in promoting healthy gums and fresh breath. Coconut oil is great to use as a conditioner in your hair, and can often leave your hair feeling refreshingly silky, unlike many of those chemical filled shampoo and conditioner products, that may leave our hair feeling coarse and dry.
For great skin, it may be wise to eliminate as many skincare products as possible. Substituting them for a cold shower in the morning. While this may seem unenjoyable, it actually seals up our pores so that grime and oil can’t get in. And it promotes healthy blood flow which is always a good thing.
Being conscious of where our waste goes is an important factor in creating less of it. It may be a good idea to take an hour or so to go through your pantry and discover which products have recyclable cardboard or plastic. Nobody wants to contribute to pollution, and everybody can agree that landfills are gross. But recycling can be so difficult sometimes that the task in itself is a deterrent. Don’t let this stop you however, because recycling is easier now than ever as many countries and cities are dedicated to making the recycling process easier for you.