Did you know Earth Day was on Friday? (22/04/22)
What is Earth Day?
‘Marked by millions around the world, Earth Day is an annual event designed to shine a light on the serious environmental problems we’re facing, from the climate crisis to air pollution and deforestation.’
Here are our small tips on how we can collectively make a big difference.
Ditch the bottle water. Switch to tap water. You’ll save money and help reduce a ton of plastic waste in the process.
Ditch the car. Walking and biking are obvious ways to reduce air pollution. If you live in an area that’s not walkable take advantage of your local public transport.
Stay informed. One of the best things you can do is to keep yourself informed – the more you know the better. It leaves you better equipped to have those conversations with your friends and family and the people you want to influence. Get yourself clued up on the facts, stay up to date with recent news on the state of our natural world and work out what you can do.
Lessen your meat consumption. Moving away from a meat-dominated diet towards a more plant-based diet can lower your impact on the environment. Vegetarian and vegan foods are massively on the rise and becoming far more common in restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, so you’ll rarely struggle.
Not only that but cutting down on meat and dairy products can reduce your weekly food bills.
Reduce your waste. We need to make wasting our resources unacceptable in all aspects of our life. Every product we buy has an environmental footprint and could end up in landfill. The impact of plastic pollution on our oceans is becoming increasingly clear, having drastic impacts on marine life.
Buy second hand. Fast fashion is a nightmare for the environment. Pop over to your local vintage/charity shop or browse eBay for some second-hand bargains.