5 Easy Ways To Make The Environment A Priority In Your Everyday Life

As environmental issues gain prominence in the news cycle, it can be easy to feel helpless in making an impactful difference. But even small steps taken daily can make an enormous impactful statement about your values and commitments – here are 3 strategies you can incorporate to put The Environment first in your list:

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1) Go digital

Electronic waste, commonly referred to as “e-waste”, poses a serious environmental threat, as its disposal requires substantial amounts of energy and resources. Metals from old electronics require extensive processing before recycling can take place – creating additional burden on our already fragile planet.

Computers and other electronic devices contain hazardous materials like lead and mercury that harm the environment when they are discarded.

Switching to a paperless lifestyle can help decrease waste produced. You can set up online bank accounts and shop, use online calendars and shopping lists instead of printing unnecessary paper documents.

Opting for an internet phone service could also save money and reduce waste each year, as its charges per minute add up quickly and represent a large financial commitment. Switching can make a noticeable difference!

 Go digital
Go digital

2) Walk and cycle more

Go Digital On average, individuals in the UK generate over 3 pounds of waste daily, making one way you can reduce this is to walk or cycle to work or school whenever possible.

Not only can this help the environment, but it can also have positive repercussions for your own health and happiness.

If your commute involves walking or cycling to work is too far, carpooling or ridesharing with other commuters may be the way forward.

Walking and bicycling are healthy, affordable and enjoyable ways to travel. Encourage your school-age children to walk or ride bikes to school whenever possible.

If your children live in a safe area, biking to school can be an excellent way to provide exercise and fresh air while they travel between classes.

Walk and cycle more
Walk and cycle more

3) Join the fight against food waste

Increase your walking and cycling activity; join the fight against food waste

Food waste is a widespread issue; in the UK alone, 7 million tons of food is lost to landfill each year. Many factors contribute to food being wasted; including purchasing too much or passing its sell-by date or being unclear on how best to utilize leftovers.

People tend to believe that food waste is an inevitable reality, but this is far from true. There are a variety of easy strategies for reducing food waste such as planning your meals and shopping with lists, using leftovers when possible and freezing food that you cannot consume immediately.

As a parent, start teaching your children early about food waste to ensure they make smart choices as adults and to decrease family food waste.

Join the fight against food waste
Join the fight against food waste

4) Celebrate Earth Month

Earth Month takes place annually in April and is an excellent opportunity to recognize our environment.

Participate in charitable events and activities such as planting trees, cleaning up your local community or turning off lights and appliances when not needed.

Many organizations run campaigns during Earth Month to raise awareness about environmental issues and to motivate individuals to take steps towards improvement.

By celebrating Earth Month, you are showing that you care for and wish to preserve our environment.

Celebrate Earth Month
Celebrate Earth Month

5) Protect marine life

Celebrate Earth Month Protect Marine Life
Marine animals are at great risk due to human activities. Plastic pollution poses a great danger in our oceans, potentially killing turtles that mistook plastic bags for jellyfish food sources – which could ultimately prove fatal for them.

Many don’t realize this problem is human-caused; caused by people littering and not properly disposing of their waste.

Make changes in your everyday life to protect marine life, such as reusing plastic bags and carrying a reusable water bottle; as well as avoiding single-use plastic products whenever possible.

Signing petitions or writing to your representative to raise awareness about marine conservation issues and encourage them to take action are also effective means of doing so.

 Protect marine life
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Conclusion Making environmental responsibility part of everyday life doesn’t require exorbitant amounts of time or money – even small changes can have significant impacts on our world.

From switching to digital communication to cutting food waste, there are various ways you can help protect the planet.

By making these small adjustments, you can help protect wildlife while simultaneously decreasing your environmental footprint.