As the years go on, the general population is becoming more eco conscious. This should come as no surprise as everyone seeks sustainability and in general a greener lifestyle is becoming trendy. Largely, this is default for many in the younger generations. From getting away from single use plastics to avoiding the use of their cars as much as reasonably possible, this is how many of those throughout Alberta are looking to live.
While Calgary is seen largely as an energy city, that means something different than it has in years past. There’s plenty of awareness and jobs all surrounding cleaner alternatives to traditional fuels. This bleeds into the lives of many in a larger sense and it’s not just something energy professionals are thinking about while at work. Looking to make your life in the city a little greener? Here’s what those leading the charge in Calgary are doing.
Many have an image of city life being a jungle that’s hard to navigate if you don’t have your own way of getting from point A to point B. For generations, the automobile has been the way of navigating through Calgary be it when residents are heading to work or simply doing their shopping. For some, there’s still no way around owning a vehicle but there are more greening choices than ever before.
When choosing their next vehicle, many today are focusing their research on what’s the most eco-friendly and not what’s the most exciting in terms of flashiness or features. What many are finding to be the best option is simply avoiding vehicles as much as possible which isn’t hard downtown thanks to the access of the CTrain and how walkable many parts of the city are.
Consider Where You’ll Be Living
While no one is looking to undercut the excitement that comes with exploring Calgary, that might not be the best approach for your daily commute. When looking at Calgary Homes for Sale through the lense of green living, only looking at the most exciting neighborhoods won’t be what sets you on the most eco-conscious path. Do make sure to visit all the exciting corners of the city in your free time, but cutting down your commute between your work and your home is a sure way to reduce your footprint.
Also think about what’s most important to you. The closer you are able to get your favorite foods, the better for everyone involved. For those not familiar, the Calgary Farmers’ Market (and being as close to it as possible) might be the perfect companion in living as sustainable a life as possible.
Shop Eco Friendly
With everything else happening in our lives, it’s easy to not think about the fact that everything we purchase (that’s not biodegradable or consumed) came from somewhere else and is still going to take up space after it’s out of our hands. Thankfully, in a city as well connected as Calgary there’s going to be a green option for whatever you are looking to purchase or get rid of from your own home.
Shopping second hand, and there’s plenty of places to do so throughout the city, can not only save you money but also cut down on waste building up both in and outside of the city. There’s also plenty of stores to help you achieve your green goals through carrying items such as composters and reusable products to replace the single-use plastics that so easily make their way into our lives.