Tomorrow is World Environment Day. This iconic day is ran by the United Nations with the aim to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. Take action by following these simple steps recommended by ‘Organic News and Environment’
- STOP EATING MEAT (OR AT LEAST REDUCE IT).
The Environmental Working Group found that red meat is responsible for 10 to 40 times as many greenhouse emissions as common vegetables and grains. If the grain fed to livestock were fed to people, we could feed 800 million people.
2. CHANGE YOUR CAR DRIVING HABITS.
Vehicles are the biggest compromise to our air. Where possible try walking, running, cycling or take public transit more often.
3. NOTICE HOW YOU USE WATER.
65% of what we use is in the bathroom, with this in mind, have shorter showers and buy an energy efficient shower head. Don’t leave the tap running when you’re brushing your teeth…It all helps.
4. REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PAPER
Think about going paperless – bank statements, paper towels, junk mail you haven’t opted out of. There are many areas where each of us can help to lessen paper production.
5. USE A REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE AND REUSABLE LUNCH CONTAINERS.
Landfills are overfilling with water bottles alone. It is also estimated that 3 litres of water is used to package 1 litre of bottled water.
6. BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU THROW IN THE BIN
From kitchen scraps that can be used to make stocks to items that can be recycled, see how many times things can be reused or repurposed rather than simply thrown away.
7. SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS
Before venturing out on your next shopping trip, make sure you’ve some reusable shopping bags with you. Plastic bags are a huge threat to marine life, and they’re an inconvenience to the environment.
8. BORROW OR FIX RATHER THAN BUY
Buying throwaway fashion is detrimental for the environment – 1 kg of fabric generates 23 kg of greenhouse gases! Start thinking about keeping what you own and become more discerning
Celebrating World Environment Day on 5th June 2019