The environment is the leading cause of the world’s problems. We are currently experiencing global warming, pollution, and an extinction rate that has never been documented before.
We all care about the environment and want to do our part in helping it, but we often don’t know where to start. What can you do to help?
As simple as it may sound, it has a huge impact on society. If you care about the environment, keep reading!
1. Use reusable bags
Use reusable bags for groceries. Instead of taking single-use plastic bags every week, switch to reusable ones that you can use repeatedly. This will save money in the long run as well as limit your waste production.
2. Conserve energy
Turn off lights when not needed. If you are leaving a room for more than 15 minutes, turn off the lights. You might forget to do this one of those activities, so try setting a timer before leaving the room!
Unplug electronics when not in use. There are many appliances and devices plugged into our walls. Don’t let your computer or TV be one of these.
3. Use safe cleaning products
Use environmentally friendly cleaning products. There are many options for this out there, so do some research and find the best option for you. This will keep your home clean and limit chemicals in our landfills and reduce the risk to your health.
4. Avoid plastic bottles
Stop using plastic water bottles. Instead, opt for a reusable water bottle that you can fill up yourself. This will also save money and reduce the amount of waste we produce every day, not to mention plastic bottles may contain chemicals.
5. Use cloth napkins instead
Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones. Another simple tip is switching from disposable paper towels to washable cotton towels in your home. You’ll save money and the environment at the same time!
6. Avoid traffic if possible
Carpool to work. If you have a close enough job, consider carpooling with other people who live in your area. This will reduce gas emissions as well as cut down on traffic during rush hour times.
7. Go for a natural garden
Go green when it comes to your lawn. Instead of using chemicals to get rid of weeds, consider having a natural garden instead. This is better for your soil and grass and healthier for you and the environment and can save money in some cases.
8. Buy rechargeable batteries
Use rechargeable batteries rather than disposable ones. Investing in rechargeable battery packs may be more expensive than buying single batteries, but they’re better for the environment and can save you money in the long run.
9. Plant a tree today
Plant a tree! Every year we cut down millions of trees to use as paper and wood products. Instead of cutting these down, plant your tree with family or friends so future generations will have something beautiful growing in their yard.
A clean environment starts with you. Do that simple activity that will make a change. No matter how small, you will influence others to follow suit.