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5 habits to make your life more eco-friendly

Feb 24, 2023 | Milan

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is critical to the health of our planet and the well-being of future generations. As individuals, we have the opportunity to have a real impact on the environment through our daily choices and habits. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the environmental challenges we have to face, and it is often thought that our contribution is not really that impactful; small changes in our daily habits can really make a big difference. So here are 5 habits you can adopt to make your life more eco-friendly.

1. Reduce, reuse and recycle

One of the most effective ways to make your lifestyle greener is to reduce the amount of waste you produce each day. How? For example by reusing items such as bags, containers and bottles and recycling materials such as paper, plastic and glass. Keeping a reusable cloth bag in your backpack or purse, so you always have it handy when you go shopping, could also be a great idea. You can also buy a thermal water bottle instead of buying disposable plastic bottles every time or even try to always comply with your city’s recycling collection.

2. Use public transportation or prefer environmentally friendly means of transportation

One way to help reduce environmental pollution is to use public transportation instead of the car. This will not only reduce pollution caused by cars, but also help reduce traffic congestion and save on gasoline. If the university is close to your campus, you can also reach it by bicycle, electric scooter or on foot, saving money but, most importantly, keeping your body active.

3. Choose environmentally friendly products

When shopping, try to look for products made from sustainable materials and environmentally friendly methods. Therefore, avoid products with excessive packaging, especially plastic ones, and opt for products with minimal or easily recyclable envelopes. This may seem a bit challenging, but with a little patience and good will, you can succeed in decreasing the consumption of polluting materials and products. Moreover, in recent years, a lot of brands and stores have sprung up promoting alternative eco-friendly products, but also stores where you can buy products without packet, carrying reusable bags or glass jars.

4. Turn off lights and electronic devices when not in use

Unnecessary use of lights and electronic devices can consume a lot of energy, so always make sure to turn them off when you are not using them. This can help reduce energy consumption and your utility bills. Well for starters, you can unplug chargers, laptops and other devices when you are not using them and turn off lights when you leave a room. You can also choose to set your computer and other devices on power-saving mode to reduce their consumption when not in use.

5. Encourage others to be eco-friendly

Encourage friends, family, and fellow college students to adopt eco-friendly habits. Share the information you have learned and inspire others to make changes in their own lives. Together, we can really make a real impact on the environment! But how to do it? You can try starting a conversation about green choices, sharing tips and tricks, and participating in environmental events and campaigns. As a student, you can also start a sustainability organization on your campus where you can work together with other guys to promote good practices and raise awareness on the topic.


As you have seen, each of us can make a real impact on the environment through everyday choices. By following these five tips, you can make your life greener and help create a better future for yourself and future generations. Remember that every small gesture can really make a difference, which is precisely why it is important to keep learning and finding new ways to live ethically and environmentally friendly. 

In-Domus, as a university campus, has a great responsibility and therefore wants to promote a culture of sustainability among its residents by popularizing green practices on campus and encouraging student engagement in green initiatives. We, too, want to lead by example and contribute to the creation of a better future. 

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