Keen to be more green? Whether the global pandemic has inspired you to be kinder to the planet or you’re simply looking for a better eco-friendly way of living. We can all do our bit to help save the planet from the comfort of our homes and beyond.
It’s more important than ever to think of ways we can help save this beautiful earth – there is no planet B! It’s the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe and a home to so many wonderful creatures. Here are some simple suggestions that will help you contribute to a happier, healthier planet.
Plant a tree (or several!)
Trees are a lovely addition to your garden, in fact no garden is complete without one! If you don’t have a garden, then you can donate to organisations that will plant one for you.
The Woodland Trust continue to plant trees in a ploy to help save the climate crisis. They rely on donations to do this.
Supporting small, local business’ will reduce your food miles. Food from large supermarkets often travels over 1500 miles to reach you! Buying local food is also fresher (and tastier!) and protects local land and wildlife. It’s a win-win!
Walking isn’t just a great way to keep fit. Walk when possible and you can reduce your carbon footprint even further. And admire the scenery whilst you’re at it!
Cycling is a great way to keep fit but it’s also great for the planet! Cycling to places instead of driving is the best way to reduce your CO2 emissions. It’s also good fun (unless it’s raining).
Create your very own indoor plant haven. Plants help turn any house into a home! Not only do they look aesthetically pleasing, but they also clean the air you breathe (better for you, better for the planet!).
There’s an abundance of plants to choose from! Anything from low maintenance Cacti to impressive succulents. Take your pick and watch your home grow (literally!).
Take up gardening
Now is the perfect time to create the garden you’ve always wanted. From ponds and bird baths to pretty flowers and fresh greenery.
A nice garden will encourage wildlife, as well as providing more plants to soak up carbon dioxide. It’s also the perfect place to relax and unwind!
Hang clothes out to dry
Hang them on a washing line, a tree or an airer – whatever you do, don’t put them in the tumble dryer! They use heaps of energy and are expensive to run. Help the planet and your purse by letting your clothes dry naturally.
Buy or make your own beehive
Bees help save the planet, so help the bees save it! Plus, who doesn’t love a bit of sweet honey?
An obvious one, but still a very important one! Re-using them will reduce your plastic and save you money.
Still forgetting to take them with you? Try always leaving one in your handbag or leave some in the car. Never leave the house without one!
Swap your vacation for a staycation!
You don’t have much choice this year, but it certainly will do the planet some good! There are lots of beautiful destinations in the UK, and with lockdown beginning to ease, you can start planning your next perfect escape.
Brighten up your home
Paint your walls a lighter colour so you need less artificial light. A simple solution that can help save you money, as well as the planet.
We’d love to know what you do to help save the planet, comment below your own eco-friendly suggestions!
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