20 easy ways to protect the environment

March 18, 2017
I’m quite passionate about protecting the environment. Yes, I’m that person that goes round switching all the plug sockets off. But seriously, climate change is one of the biggest issues facing our world today. I feel like people view environmental action as something for governments or big businesses to focus on because one person can’t really make a difference. Well actually, one person CAN make a difference. I’m a big believer in small actions making a big difference. Wanna be a hero and protect the future of our planet for generations to come? Here are 20 small changes that are very quick and easy to incorporate into your everyday life and don’t require much effort to achieve.

1. Turn off lights when you leave a room

2. Take your own reusable bags to the supermarket (no one wants to pay that 5p anyway!)

3. Walk or cycle short distances instead of talking the car

4. Recycle everything that you can

5. Don’t throw away food – give it away or store leftovers in the fridge for tomorrow’s lunch

6. Carry a reusable water bottle

7. Wear warm clothes instead of turning up the heating

8. Donate or sell items you don’t want anymore

9. Only wash your clothes when you have a full load

10. Use food storage boxes instead of sandwich bags and clingfilm

11. Turn off devices instead of leaving them on stand by

12. Shorten your showers to save water

13. Print double sided

14. Reduce the amount of meat you consume

15. Buy only as much as you will use

16. Drive smoothly to spend less time accelerating

17. Switch to energy efficient light bulbs

18. Use real towels instead of paper towels

19. Switch from paper to online where possible

20. Invest in rechargeable batteries

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