5 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE PLANET

If this Winter hasn’t proven to you that global warming does exist – we’re not sure what you need as proof! It’s Earth Day in a couple of days and our planet needs everyone to be a little bit more aware and there are some very simple things you can do. Here’s five of them!

USE A REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG

These have been around for what feels like forever now, we’re more than certain you own one already! But how often do you use it? Yeah – probably not enough! Today – change that! Stop accepting plastic bags at the grocery store – instead put the reusable bag in your car and use that! Seriously, plastic never goes away – it’s just filling up our planet, killing animals in the ocean. Do we need to go on?!?

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ACTUALLY RECYCLE

I think we can all be found guilty at sometimes of not 100% knowing whether something can be recycled or not. Instead of going with not, read up! This is a pretty good article for our American readers. Every country is different, find out what your waste management are doing today!

TURN OFF LIGHTS

Now we’re not saying sit in the dark, well, unless that’s your jam! (No judgement) but when you’re not in a room – turn the light off! Start to be more energy efficient! It will also reduce your energy bill – bonus! While you’re at it look at what bulbs you’re using, try making some conscious efforts on how to make your house more energy efficient.

DRIVE SMARTER

We’re all so busy, rushing from point to point, we all need to slow down! Not only because driving safer helps save lives but it also helps the planet (not to mention your bank account)!  Accelerating and braking uses more fuel, therefore more pollution to the environment and more money out of your pocket! While driving 60mph rather than 70 mph on the motorway/freeway saves 4 miles per gallon! Again, being environmentally conscious also makes your bank account healthy! A win win in our opinion.

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WALK, RIDE OR CARPOOL

There are too many cars on the road- fact! So why not reduce greenhouse gases while burning some calories and improving your health. Opt to walk, ride or carpool wherever you can!  If you can't walk or bike, use mass transit or carpool. Every car not on the road makes a difference.

What are some conscious efforts you are making to save the planet  - it needs all of our help!