Tips on Becoming Environmentally Friendly

May 9, 2017 3:40 pm

We’ve all been told that we’re using our planet like we’ve got another one lined up and ready to go. The evidence of global warming is incontrovertible but are we still doing enough? With the new President of the USA, Donald Trump, refusing to acknowledge climate change, it’s perhaps more important than ever that we do our part. So, what do you need to do to become more environmentally friendly in your everyday life?

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Conserve Water

We’re all guilty of it. We leave the tap running while we brush our teeth. We spend a luxurious amount of time in the shower. And, we like to wash the car every weekend so it’s nice and shiny when we drive it to work. There’s no shame in doing any of it. But, if you’re looking for ways to help the planet, you may want to consider using less water. You can manage how much water you use by getting a water meter fitted. That way, you can monitor what you’re using and you’ll only have to pay for what you use, rather than paying a standard fixed fee.

Consume Less Energy

Do you really need the light on at 2pm on a sunny afternoon? Sometimes we don’t even notice how we’re using our energy. The TV is on in the background, even though everyone’s looking at their phones or tablets. The boiler comes on automatically during the day because you’ve forgotten to switch the heating timer to Summer times instead of Winter. Take a look at how you’re using your energy and compare energy providers at Selectra. You may want to choose one that will notify you of ways to improve your energy usage.

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Re-cycle

Most towns and cities have already implemented re-cycling but there’s always more you can do. You can re-cycle cardboard, glass, plastic, metal and paper. You can also separate food waste to be recycled properly too. It’s more time consuming to separate your waste but once you’ve got the hand of it you won’t think twice about where it’s meant to go. Contact your local councils or governments to find out more about re-cycling schemes in your area.

In the Community

You can help your community to become more environmentally friendly by encouraging things like public transport. The more people who use public transport, the less emissions in the air from cars. Similarly, buying local produce like vegetables and fruit, instead of buying from supermarkets ensures you know exactly how they’re grown and how the land is used. You can also set up community projects to plant more trees in your area. The more trees, the cleaner the air.

Becoming more environmentally friendly isn’t a task for the faint at heart. It takes a huge commitment which is often why people shy away from it. However, when you think about the fact that today’s choices will affect future generations and they’re health on this planet, it’s easy to see why it’s so important. You can find out more about becoming environmentally friendly here.

 

 

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