You can also be a green yodha in an urban area with a low carbon lifestyle little bit of your effort. Check out.

Urban people often bear the guilt of high carbon lifestyle. Well, You can make a habit of sustainability with goodwill and following some simple tips. Some low carbon habits, behaviors and practices that minimize the impact on the environment and natural resources, can be maintained over time and with a little effort.

Urban green is not an option but a necessity (img courtesy: Victor on Unsplash)

Be Energy Efficient:

Make the full use of sunlight in your life. The best and most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to use less artificial energy. Turn off lights and electronics when they are not in use. Consider using energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs or use lower wattage. make it mission in your life and tell others also. Make a habit of sleeping early and rising early.

Make full use of Sunlight (img courtesy: Dawid Zawila on unsplash)

Conserve Water:

Spend water like a miser. Water is one of the most valuable resource on our planet. Conserve it. Plan to reuse it. Make a habit of using buckets and mugs instead of shower. Take shorter showers. Use broom to wash sidewalks and driveways. Try to store rainwater if possible for future use regularly.

Water is invaluable, conserve it (img courtesy: Raj Mahvi on unsplash)

Don’t drive alone until necessary:

Use public transportation or walk or bike and drive your car less. Transportation is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, so using alternative modes of transportation can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. If you must drive, consider carpooling or using an electric or hybrid vehicle can also help.

Be frequent on plant based diets

Reduce meat consumption and use plant based food more frequently. Production of meat and other animal products contributes greatly to greenhouse gas emissions and also deforestation. Your eating a plant-based diet or reducing your meat consumption, can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

Vocal for Local :

Buy locally-grown and produced products. Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, so buying locally-grown and produced products can help reduce the environmental impact of transportation. Buying locally can encourage local producers and vendors not to send their products outside.

Reuse and Reduce:

Reuse bags and packages more and more (img courtesy: Lea on unsplash)

always use reusable shopping bags, containers, and water bottles and avoid disposable food containers. Single-use plastics are a major source of waste and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through the energy used to produce and transport them. By using reusable water bottles,bags, and containers,you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and impress others to do so.

Switch to Renewable Energy sources:

If possible, switch Your power source to a renewable alternative like solar or wind. Talk to other people of your apartment and install rooftop panels. In some countries authorities have policy that encourages the use of solar panels by providing them in lower prices. Have a talk with the government administration for such policies. By supporting renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, you can help reduce the demand for fossil fuels and the greenhouse gas emissions they produce.Plant trees or other plants.

Solar panels are very helpful reducing energy price (img courtesy: Markus Spiske on unsplash)

Plant trees wherever possible:

It’s not a cliche that trees are our best friends. Trees and other plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Plant them wherever possible. There are plants that can survive in low lights and little space. but not only inside your room, you can plant trees and impress others in public places also. Indoor and outdoor, terrace or balcony, living room and washroom. Planting them can help mitigate the effects of climate change. You even can save Yourself from carbon guilt.

Some Indoor plants need less care ( img courtesy: Vadim Kaipov on Unsplash)

Promote Sustainability:

Promote, practise and preach sustainability. Support organizations and policies that promote sustainability and protect the environment. In this way you can help drive change at a larger scale. You can also be a green Yodha fighting for sustainability and a green future.

Q and A

Who is a green Yodha?

A person who practises sustainable habits and significantly reduces own carbon footprint is a green Yodha. a green yodha is the warrior of the mother earth who is fighting for creating balance of nature on earth.

How does a green yodha look like?

A green yodha is a common person, of any age, but has the zeal to save the greenery of the earth.

How can one be a green yodha?

One becomes a green yodha automatically by practising and preaching sustainable lifestyle in day by day basis.

Can Urban people lead a green lifestyle?

Of course, it is possible to lead a green lifestyle even if you are an urban citizen. Just follow some simple tips mentioned above.

(feature image courtesy: Phyo Min on Unsplash)

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