We all have a duty to protect and care for our planet and there are many small, daily changes that we can make to live more eco-friendly. There are many reasons to adopt a ‘Greener’ lifestyle – protecting our surroundings, supporting nature and the animal kingdom as well as save money. Our ‘Let’s Go Eco’ page showcases some helpful sustainable living ideas to keep you inspired…
Plastic is all around us and we are all aware of the devastating impact this is having on our World. But you can do your bit to reduce your plastic footprint – buy your fruit and veg loose, carry reusable bags, use reusable drinksware and food containers, use paper straws and buy products in boxes. Simply adjusting your habits can make a big difference.
Reducing your energy consumption is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Even better, turning appliances off will save you money. Get in the habit of switching the off switch and watch your energy bills drop.
Make sure you buy eco-friendly technology, products and appliances as much as possible. You’ll be using less power and energy for the time that the product is on, saving your dosh and reducing your energy output.
Not only will you see significant health benefits, eating less meat can significantly impact on reducing your carbon footprint.
Can you improve your recycling-ability? You can recycle so many things now, from batteries to paper, cars and clothing. Before you toss it in the bin, consider where this can be used for a better purpose.
We have become very much a disposable society and this is having a detrimental effect on our planet. Before you go out and buy something new, explore options to repair and renew. The internet is a great source of information and knowledge. It may be cheaper to replace however this is not sustainable for our planet.
Our cleaning products contain harmful and dangerous chemicals that aren’t environmentally friendly and harm our planet. In fact, repeated exposure to cleaning products can affect your health as well as the environment. Green cleaning products use more natural and organic methods and are less harmful. Many supermarkets have great ranges. Make a plan to try out some new ore eco-friendly cleaning products next time you shop.
Supporting local businesses in your area really helps to contribute to the prosperity of your community. There are a wealth of professional and reliable business owners offering quality products and services. From food to clothes, the closer to home that you shop, the less carbon footprint is created with their transportation.
We regularly use a range of products for our personal hygiene. It’s really important to understand the ingredients and processes which have been used in their production. Being aware of whether these have been tested on animals, contain harsh chemicals or microbeads will help to ensure you are purchasing products that are good for your skin and the environment.
Producing your own food is not only extremely rewarding but also produces tasty vegetables and saves you money. Short on space? Window sill boxes and pots can be just as effective as vegetable patches.
Our planet survives on a stable eco-system. Planting trees and flowers provide a great habitat for wildlife and insects as well as improve air quality.
Take every opportunity to walk, cycle or use public transport where possible. Driving Is not very eco-friendly unless you have opted for an electric car. Sometimes though, we have no choice but there are still things you can do – keep the speed down, ensure tyres are properly inflated, your car is well maintained and the engine is running smoothly.