If one thing is certain, it’s that climate change is making a real impact on the globe. Take a look at the extreme temperatures that we’ve had as of recent, and you’ll see that the globe is so much hotter than it’s meant to be. As a result, we all need to increase our awareness of our impact on the planet and take steps towards helping the environment. There are many changes that we can make to our lives as individuals that have the ability to make a huge positive impact on the globe as a whole. Read on to discover what you should be doing to help the environment.
Plant a Tree
Whether you opt for apple or olive tree planting, planting a tree is a great way to do your bit to help the environment. Trees provide both oxygen and food, as well as clean the aur, save energy, and ultimately help combat climate change. Similarly, if you plant a fruit tree that you can start to use rather than buying said fruit from the supermarket, this can help you cut down on how much single-use plastic you’re contributing to. Not only this, but you can rest assured that this fruit hasn’t been pumped with chemicals and preservatives.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Landfill sites are overflowing, and you can help reduce this problem by following the three Rs. You should aim to cut down on what you throw away by finding an alternative use for your waste. If there isn’t another use for what you’re throwing away, be sure to recycle it where possible, so that it can be transformed into something new. The aim is to minimize the amount of waste clogging up landfill sites as much as possible. Not only does this benefit the planet as a whole, but also wildlife.
Another thing that we should all aim to do is use less water, as the less water used, the less wastewater and runoff ends up in the ocean. Therefore, we all need to do what we can to reduce the amount of water that we use. Whether this is by taking showers instead of baths or not leaving the faucet running when we brush our teeth, there are little adjustments that you can make to your everyday habits to conserve water. Some areas of the world even experience hosepipe bans in order to tackle droughts.
Another habit that we can change is the way in which we spend our money and shop more sustainably. You’ll tend to find that sustainable products are on the slightly more expensive side; however, they’re also of a better quality and play a role in us getting closer to greener living. Perhaps you’ll buy less plastic, use a reusable shopping bag, and make smart seafood choices. When you do your research, shopping sustainably isn’t as difficult as you may initially think, and you’re also sure to feel better for it.
Use Energy Efficient Bulbs
When it comes to lighting your home, not only is it better for the environment to use energy efficient bulbs, but it’s cheaper when it comes to your electricity bills, too. Similarly, energy-efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the use of energy-efficient bulbs, you should always turn the lights out whenever you’re not in the room. If it wasn’t enough that this can help you save the planet, just think of the savings on your energy bills in the time of the cost-of-living crisis.
What measures do you take to help the environment? Will you adopt any new ones from the list?