We know that we are facing a climate emergency and if we are to stop this, we all must play our part – here are three things that you can do in your day to day life to help make a positive change…
Recycle wherever you can – there are lots of things that you can recycle and if you are buying something, check the packaging first to make sure that you can recycle it. You can also re-use things at home – milk cartons washed out can make great little plant pots for the greenhouse and you could re-design old clothes to give them a new lease of life.
Think about the things that you buy – plastics are known to be bad for the environment and in particular cause damage to the oceans, so have a look for alternative products that are more environmentally friendly and use an alternative to plastics – for example, a bamboo toothbrush like this one https://bambooth.com/ rather than a plastic one and kids toys that are made from wood rather than plastic.
Food is a big way that we can change the world for the better. Cut down on the amount of meat that you consume as this is much more damaging to the land and vast areas of the forests are being destroyed for livestock. Also eat seasonal food bought from local shops – this way it has travelled less to get to you so has a lower carbon footprint as well as being a good way to support local business.