1. Save energy
By using less energy, you can help to reduce carbon emissions. Try switching off products not in use, turn your heat down & layer, get a nice clothes drying rack and choose to use that instead of a dryer.
2. Use reusable alternatives
Single-use products, particularly plastic ones, such as water bottles, tend to end up in landfill and the ocean, causing harm to wildlife and the environment. Prevent this by choosing to use reusable and eco-friendly alternatives instead.
3. Go paperless
To avoid wasting paper, choose to receive letters over email and only print off documents if necessary. You could also ask shops to email you your receipt instead of printing it off.
4. Use renewable energy
If possible, consider powering your home using renewable energy to reduce the amount of carbon emissions you produce. Replacing your petrol or diesel-fuelled car with an electric one would also help to achieve this!
5. Recycle and reuse
Make sure you’re recycling by putting your rubbish in the correct bins. Also, try to reuse products and items as many times as possible before binning them to reduce waste.
6. Grow your own produce
By growing your own fruit and vegetables, you can ensure you’re not using pesticides that will contribute to water and air pollution. This is also a huge stress reliever activity for you!!
7. Donate unused items
If you don’t use a product or wear a piece of clothing anymore, give it to a charity shop or someone you know would make use of it to help reduce waste.
8. Buy fair trade products
When a product has been Fairtrade certified it means it has been produced by a company committed to sustainable production.
9. Drive less
Walk or ride a bike to your destination instead of driving if it’s close enough – it’s better for the environment and your health. Using public transport is another good way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
10. Don’t waste food
If you have leftovers, don’t throw them away. Save them for your lunch or even freeze them.
11. Shop at thrift stores!
The fashion industry is one of the main polluting industries in the world. To lessen the impact this industry has on the planet, you could buy more of your clothes from thrift stores and its also a good way to get name brand for cheap!
12. Use eco-friendly cleaning products
Some cleaning products contain chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and you family members including your pets! By committing to using green/eco-friendly cleaning products, you can help to prevent these chemicals from having a negative impact on the Earth and your loved ones!
13. Go get some fresh air!!
Make sure you take time out of your busy schedule and take advantage of your local parks and go get some fresh air!