people are choosing to live a more self-sustainable lifestyle. Few are
extremist, living "off the grid". However, most just want to incorporate
some of the self-sustaining lifestyle choices.
Growing your own
fruits and vegetables is a prime example of being self-sustaining.
Organic fruits and vegetables are healthier and also don't require a big
garden to grow. They can be grown in any type of container, like pots
or boxes, and be put on a window sill or patio. Growing your own food
saves money at the grocery store.
Along with fruits and vegetables, growing herbs is good for drinks, home remedies, and homemade pesticides for gardening.
able, having livestock is a great opportunity as well. Raising chickens
provides a steady supply of eggs and meat. Cows produce milk and
provide meat as well. Goats and sheep provide milk, meat and even fleece
and wool. Of course, not everyone has the means to raise livestock,
however, supporting local farms is just as good.
Another way to save money while more self-sustainable is to make food like bread, jams, yogurt, and cheese at home.
panels are used to harness the sun's energy to run electricity in an
Eco-friendly manner. Solar power panels are costly upfront, but in the
long run, they save money through tax credits from federal and state
government (this varies by state), and reduced energy costs. Costs of
panels depends on the size each consumer needs in order to collect
enough solar energy to power their building, and whether the consumer
will be on or off the grid. If considering solar panels, make sure to
research the incentives in your area.
For women who wear makeup,
making homemade makeup is a good way to avoid the chemicals that are in
makeup products. It is also better if you have sensitive skin. Makeup
can be made with basic products such as honey, coconut oil, and cocoa
There are lots of ways to be self-sufficient and some
involve long term commitment and planning. Whether making small or big
changes, make sure to do the proper research.
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