We’re all being made more aware of how much wildlife needs our help. Rainforest destruction, the plight of the oceans, the melting ice caps… it’s a frightening prospect. It can also make you feel completely helpless. What can you do to help? Can you really make a difference? Well, if lots of people decide to make little changes it can actually make a big difference! If everyone tries their best then we might be able to make positive progress in saving our planet. So, what can you do at home? Well, I’ve come up with 6 ways you can make your life a little eco-friendlier, how you can take steps to help the environment and get the little ones involved too!
Create A Wildlife Friendly Garden
There’s lots of ways you can encourage wildlife into your garden. Taking steps can help bees, insects and encourage birds and other mammals into your backyard; helping to protect them and giving you the chance to see some wildlife up close. You can easily incorporate wildlife into your garden style so things like privacy hedges, trees and privacy plants are great for keeping out nosey neighbors but also introducing birds and insects!
By this I mean items such as plastic bottles and even cutlery. Invest in a high quality, reusable water bottle that you can fill up before you head out. Not only will this be better for the environment, but it’ll also save you money too! If you’re the kind of person who loves alfresco dining during the summer months then purchase a reusable cutlery set to take with you. That way you can eat your chips, or your shop bought lunch without having to pick up some plastic forks or spoons.
It’s a scientific fact that the meat industry is a big contributor to fossil fuel pollution, as well as methane, animal waste and land and water consumption, ergo having a large impact on the world around us. So, if you want to make a difference, simply cut down your meat intake. Even if you cut down to just 3 days a week. Not only will you be helping to reduce your own carbon footprint, but it’s also better for your health too.
When it comes to food, clothing and other items – opt to shop local instead. The more local you shop the less carbon emissions you’re creating if you travel. You’ll also be supporting your local economy and local businesses!
Flying has the biggest impact on the environment. It’s terribly damaging. So, instead of flying abroad this summer for your annual holiday, why not travel to a new part of the country you’ve never visited before. Or try to find a more eco friendly way to reach your destination and speaking of transport…
If you’re planning on a day trip out with the little ones, consider taking the bus or the train instead. It can add another element of fun and excitement to their day too.
I hope these 6 Ways You Can Help The Environment have gotten your wheels turning on how you can make some small changes to help the environment. What other tips do you have to add? Leave them in the comments!