There are things we all as a society must do in order to make a noticeable change. The obvious thing to say would be to recycle, but not every country has a great recycling system in place so not everyone can contribute in that way. However, there are ways where everyone as an individual can make a contribution. Let’s see what they are!
Have you noticed how many people waste huge chunks of water while they wash dishes, brush their teeth or shave? Even when you are washing your hands, stop the water from running while you are applying the soap, and turn it back on when you want to rinse it off. These small adjustments will accumulate in the long run!
You might not think about it every day, but water is a precious resource that we need to respect. Did you know that Americans use an average of 450 gallons of water per person every day? The average family of four uses over 1,000 gallons of water per day! That’s why it’s important to conserve whenever possible — especially by taking shorter showers and fixing leaky faucets.
Efficient energy sources
Energy efficient light bulbs really should be in every household by now. The amount of energy LED light bulbs use is significantly smaller. Switch to solar-powered energy if you can afford it.
Solar panels are a great way to generate electricity directly from the sun’s rays without using harmful fossil fuels like coal or oil. If you want to go solar, there are several options available today that make it easy for anyone to go green! For example, if your home has enough roof space for panels and you want to cut down on installation costs, you could purchase pre-made solar panel kits online at places like Amazon or eBay (just be sure they work with your specific type of roof).
Get a reusable water bottle so you don’t have to use plastic bottles. Buy a pitcher with a built in filter so you don’t have to buy bottled water all the time. Or buy a large one and use your reusable water bottle to fill it up straight from the tap if your tap water is safe for drinking. It still is in most places.
Donate clothes and old books that you no longer need. Some clothing shops accept old clothes and give discount vouchers instead. But if you want to go a step further, you can start thrift shopping instead of buying new clothes. Besides donating your old books, you can also conserve paper waste by switching to an online payment system for your bills. It’s a practical way to go paperless as you can do it over you phone even.
There are many small things we can do to help protect our environment. Some are also a great lifestyle change like deciding to drive less and walk or bike more. It’s better for the environment, and better for your health too!