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Dear Friends and Followers,

Have you ever wondered how “green” is your lifestyle? (the impact it has on the environment?) I certainly did! It actually is on my mind quite often, especially in the context of changing cities, jobs, countries.

How and where can I recycle? how expensive are the organic products and where can I find better deals? how about the farms and farmer’s markets? this and lots of other questions have been on my mind many, many times.

What I have learned so far is that if you do get to move around (travel, live in different places), you are more bound to that place and its regulations than you realize! the food you consume, the clothes you wear, the origins of the produce in the supermarkets, the water that you drink, etc. is already chosen for you in more ways than you realize! especially in the Western World.

Do not despair however! With a little bit of work and research, you can take better eco-friendly decisions (like choosing to go eat at a locally owned restaurant instead of a fast-food chain; giving second-hand shops a try (Goodwill, Salvation Army, second-hand shops anyone?), looking for the farmer’s market, buying less but better quality products and produce, etc).

Therefore, here are some great articles on how to have a better and greener lifestyle 🙂

But before that, try the footprint calculator from National Geographic. Just so you know where you stand and what needs to be addressed! 😉

Stay green!

Eco Steps Team

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On the International Water Day, just a little reminder of the simple things that we can do to make our lives better. And with that, everybody else’s.

Water? it’s precious, it’s good, vital and easily accessible if you are from what we call nowadays, a Western-modernized country. Not everybody is so drink it with joy, have more than enough, but save what you don’t need for the others.

Turn it off when you brush your teeth or scrub that plate.

Start small but keep persevering. Be a model for your kids and neighbors. Just like with everything else, a bit goes a long run!

And if you’re feeling super, extra, Earthly friendly, try the water footprint calculator from National Geographic and pledge to return some of your water to its natural system and thus sending it back to the rest of us!

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