It goes without saying that our planet is suffering the consequence of our way of living and it has come a time where everyone can contribute to reducing the impact that our daily activities have on the environmental and climate changes across the globe. The goal is to raise awareness, contribute to making a change by actively participating, and getting others involved as well.
Plant something to offset carbon. Native species will grow better in a familiar environment. Also, use organic soil when planting — it’s made using more eco-friendly methods and less resources. You can easily plant even small herb garden on your balcony, which can grown year-round in many cases and can be used in cooking dishes.
Reduce use of plastic, which can leach hormone-like chemicals; this includes plastics marked BPA-free. Stop buying bottled water — they’re bad for the environment, expensive, and bad for your health; using in-home filtration system is a great way to combat both. Swap out plastic for glassware. Start by replacing the items you use regularly like drinking glasses and food storage. Also, don’t put hot or acidic food in plastic and NEVER microwave them.
- Gather for environment’s sake. Social gatherings are a great way to entertain and cooking for a large group is more efficient and less expensive, per person. So organize a potluck with your family and friends and reduce the carbon footprint together. You can even combine errands. Bundle your errands in one trip to reduce the distance traveled as opposed to doing little trips in between other commitments. You can also make a social and fun trip by carpooling with a friend.
Most of all: Remember to REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE. Try buying less, and reusing and fixing things when you can instead of buying new. Recycling is as easy as rolling the trash bin to the curb.
Doing these little steps can make a significant difference for everyone involved. I urge you to participate and teach others to do as well; your children, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even strangers! Let’s keep this planet as green for as long as we can!
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