Easy Changes to become Eco-friendly
Changing your habits is a daunting task, especially when you’re being pressured due to bigger issues such as climate change and pollution. However, being more eco-friendly need not be difficult! Here are some tips on how to make simple changes to your life that can make a big difference.
Do you really need to use your car for that 10-minute walk? Consider swapping your car ride to a nice walk or even cycle, if possible. Using your car less reduces air pollution, saves you money and also helps you get fit – what’s not to love?
Even if walking is not a viable option, consider public transport use to lower the number of cars causing congestion on the roads
In this part of the world, water seems endless and therefore, we are often wasteful with it. Ways to conserve water include: turning the tap off when brushing your teeth; taking shorter showers and; using rain water to feed plants etc.
Avoid products which contain micro-beads
These tiny bits of plastic designed to help exfoliate your skin cause huge damage to our oceans and sea-life because they are not biodegradable. Exfoliation is important and can make you feel great, but you can get these same results by using natural sources such as salt.
Everybody knows how great it feels to wind down at the end of the working day and ‘switch off’. But how many of us leave our computers running all night? Stand-by doesn’t mean your electronics are off – merely ‘sleeping’ (and still using power). Give your electronics a chance to wind down too and switch them off for the night.
Switching off lights when you leave a room is also another easy change to save energy. Swapping your traditional light-bulbs for energy efficient ones can also save up to £55/year on your energy bills!
Carpool (Optional Karaoke…)
Instead of driving alone and being stuck in traffic with no one to talk to – why not carpool with a colleague or person who works nearby to you? You will save energy and may even arrive earlier (if carpool lanes are in use where you live). Not to mention, you could reenact James Corden’s famous karaoke show to brighten your morning…