As more and more of us are becoming ‘climate-conscious’, many people are desperate to know how they can help make a difference and help prevent climate change from getting worse. Being proactive at helping the environment is the best antidote for relieving ‘eco-anxiety’, so here are some ways you can be active at caring for the environment.
- Buy less products that have plastic packaging. The number one thing we can do to help the environment is reduce our plastic waste. Fortunately, there is an increasing number of shops selling refillable items and loose food products. A simple change you can make in your home is to start buying bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic ones. To get your Bamboo Toothbrush, visit bambooth.com.
- Recycle and reuse. Looking after the environment requires creativity. Buy things second-hand and upcycle when you can. There are so many ideas on the internet for upcycling and reusing items you would normally throw away. If you like crafts, you’ll love upcycling.
- Cycle and walk more or buy an electric car if you can. Cars produce harmful gases that contribute to global warming. If possible, avoid having more than one car per family, and move closer to where you work so that you can walk or cycle. Some public transport is electric or only uses renewable energy, so try using that if you have to go somewhere far.
- Get an allotment, or plant flowers in your garden to attract bees. Bees are so important for our survival and the survival of the ecosystem, so do what you can to support them to stop them from becoming extinct.