It is important that we all know how to help the environment. Just a few simple changes to the way we live can have a huge impact, not only the environment but your bank account too! Being mindful of your consumption habits can save you money.
Being environmentally friendly can be a fun challenge for all the family, so get the kids involved too! Just think how much cleaner the planet would be if everyone adopted even 1 or 2 of the following changes…
1. Leave the car at home
Ditch the car for short journeys in favour of walking or cycling. For your commute to work, could you use public transport or car share?
Not only will this save you money it will save resources and energy to manufacture new ‘stuff’. When shopping, always use a reusable bag. Plastic bags end up in landfills or other parts of the environment, which can then become harmful to animals. You can also minimise the use of disposable cups and bottles by always carrying a reusable alternative.
Recycling is so simple, always make use of your recycling bins at home and visit your local recycling centre regularly.
4. Shop local
Shopping locally not only supports small businesses but reduces your carbon footprint too! Check out local retailers before you click for that next day shipping. You can visit your local farmers market for fresh, package-free food.
5. Save water
Conserving water at home is easy, simply turning of the tap when brushing your teeth makes a difference. Collecting rainwater to water your plants and only turning on your dishwasher when it’s full are great habits too.
Undoubtedly, big changes are needed, but little ones do add up. Knowing how to help the environment by following these simple lifestyle choices can reduce your carbon footprint and make a major impact on the planet.