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Six Key Features of Living Sustainable Systems

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Living sustainable systems refer to green living or living systems that have little impact on natural resources. Six key features of these systems include 1)using less, 2)recycling more, 3)lowering debt, 4)eating more natural products, 5) going solar, and 6)exercise more.  Making these changes makes life more enjoyable and helps people be more responsible and better stewards of the earth.

Sustainable systems use fewer natural resources. Short trips around town can better be done through exercise. These systems seek to keep usage down so that the resource revives. This means using less water. People can use bath water or washing machine water to water lawns and plants.

Recycling more means reusing everything that we can without buying more. Giving things away to charity is only a start. Recycling many things that would normally go into a landfill is another aspect of recycling. Living sustainability systems also encourage reusing water. Many cities have recycling pickups like garbage pickups.

Spending less and volunteering is something endorsed by living sustainability systems. Some of the systems advocate doing away with their credit cards. Unpaid credit cards put a significant strain on the economy which experts say affects society and the environment. By not using credit cards as much, the debt to the consumer as well as the government will lessen. The economy may not collapse as some predict.

Gardening is another aspect of living sustainable system encourage. Not only does this provide fresh food for the grower, but when other grow food then the farmers do not have to grow as much extra putting less strain on that industry. This way fewer preservatives are necessary making the food healthier. Planting other vegetation and trees help the environment to clean itself removing harmful chemicals from the soil and air.

Going solar removes the need for coal, that dirties the air, and power plants that use harmful gases. This is an aspect of green living. It produces electricity in a way that sustains and enriches the environment. It is becoming less expensive and more dependable even in areas with little sunlight.

Exercising helps the body live longer. Walking, running and biking, can replace driving thus reducing the need for gas. Also, it teaches children to get outside instead of staying inside. Outside interactions with others take place. Advocates for these systems say that this brings about a happier life.

To live sustainably, exercise both mind and body, use less, recycle more, spend less, garden and think green to lessen the impact on natural resources.

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