At this point it’s clear that climate change is no longer up for debate. The temperatures are rising, and our earth is threatened. The more action we can take to minimize global warming, the more our children will benefit from it.
Instead of leaving a world of destruction behind, why not do our part to avoid catastrophic circumstances? Here are some of the things that you can do to help the planet in your day-to-day life.
Reduce Water Consumption
By reducing the amount of water that you use everyday, you’ll significantly help the planet. Try to take shorter showers, and baths if possible, and reduce the amount of laundry you do. While you’re at it, consider buying a filter for your faucet and stop consuming bottled water. If everyone stopped drinking bottled water we could reduce tons and tons of plastic waste.
While avoiding driving altogether may not be realistic, we can reduce the amount of driving that we do. Consider carpooling or taking public transportation at least a few times a week. This will significantly reduce the amount of carbon emissions that goes into the air, and you could also save money.
Gas costs a considerable amount more than it did a few years ago, so if you can take turns driving with a colleague, or hop on the bus even just once a week, you’ll be doing your part and putting more money in your pocket!
The 3 R’s
Remember, reducing reusing and recycling it’s one of the most practical ways to do your part to avoid pollution. Once you start learning how many things can truly be recycled, you’ll find that you put much less in the garbage can. If everyone did their part to recycle all of their paper, aluminum and glass products, the world could significantly reduce its overall waste.
Rather than throwing things away that will wind up in a landfill, why not give your waste a second chance by turning it into compost? What’s more, compost makes an excellent fertilizer if you have a garden of your own. It’s as simple as creating your own compost in the corner of your yard, or finding a local compost you can access.
Turn off The Lights
Even though you may think that it’s innocent to leave lights on throughout your house, the truth is that it’s very wasteful. Trying to get into the habit of turning off light every time you leave a room.
Yes, even when you may be convinced that you’re going back into the room shortly. In truth, most people wind up never going back to the room where they left the light on.
In addition to turning off the lights, make sure that you turn off your devices as well. Sucking up energy by leaving things on isn’t just doing the earth a disservice, but also your electric bill!