Go Green: 5 Things To Do Today To Save The Planet
If you’ve woken up with a desire to make a difference today, why not make it your mission to embrace greener living? With so much talk about the planet in the media, is it time you did more? If you’re keen to go green, here are 5 things to do today.
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Most of us like to make well-informed decisions. If you’re about to alter the way you go about doing things and change habits of a lifetime, it makes sense to try and gain an insight into why you’re doing it. If you’re not au fait with the latest methods of producing renewable energy or you have no idea how dangerous single-use plastic is, now is the time to do a little swatting up and put yourself in a position to make decisions based on information, rather than a desire to jump on the bandwagon. Take a look at how companies use rain erosion testing to develop wind turbines that can survive in the harshest of environments, read about how plastic ends up in the oceans and take an interest in ways you can reduce energy consumption at home. You don’t have to devote all your spare time to trawling through journals or analysing charts and graphs, but it’s always beneficial to have the information you need to make decisions.
Change your commute
Do you drive to work? If so, could you switch up your commute and walk, cycle or use public transport? By doing this, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint. It’s also highly likely that you could save money and boost your health at the same time.
Embrace eco-friendly travel
If you drive a gas-guzzling car, have you given any thought to trying a more eco-friendly model? Electric and hybrid cars are becoming increasingly commonplace, and they offer an array of benefits for drivers, including tax breaks and lower running costs. You may think that green machines are unsightly, but you might be surprised if you look at the latest models. Almost every manufacturer now has an eco-friendly vehicle in their arsenal.
Take your own cup
We use plastic with wild abandon. If you watched David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II, you’ll know the impact plastic is having on the environment. If you’re used to buying bottles of water on a daily basis, or you have a coffee to go every morning, now is the time to invest in reusable bottles and cups. This is a very simple step, but if everyone took it, this would make a huge difference to the planet.
Be honest. Do you tend to chuck everything in the main bin to save time and effort? If you do, try and embrace recycling. If you can spare a minute to throw glass bottles and jars, paper and cardboard and plastic tubs and bottles in the recycling, you’ll be doing the environment a favour.
Are you looking for ways you can do your bit for the planet? If so, take these ideas on board. You don’t have to make wholesale changes to your lifestyle to make a difference.
[ Smiles ] I love the idea of reducing my carbon footprint.