Our world is facing environmental threats that could be devastating. And while everyone has the power to make a difference, it can be difficult and overwhelming to know what you can do.
Getting Started for a Greener Environment
This article will give you tips for reducing your environmental impact on Earth–and hopefully inspire you to take action!
- Reduce your meat consumption. High meat consumption is one of the main causes for climate change and deforestation.
- Bring reusable bags with you when shopping for groceries. Bags like these are also helpful in reducing waste and saving energy for landfills and recycling centers.
- Buy eco-friendly cleaning products when possible–they’re cheaper, more effective, and better for the environment!
- Switch off or unplug appliances when they’re not in use, such as televisions, computers, cell phones, and chargers.
- Reuse items as much as possible when you’re done with them.
- Join an eco-friendly group or organization. This can help you learn more about how to make a difference while meeting like-minded people!
- Support local farmers by purchasing fresh, organic produce in season at farmer’s markets, CSAs, and roadside stands.
- Get rid of plastic bags and replace them with reusable ones made from cloth or other materials. This will not only reduce waste but also save you money on grocery purchases!
- For your home: switch off lights when not in use; turn off appliances when they’re not in use; buy energy saving light bulbs; invest in renewable power sources such as solar panels or wind turbines; opt for eco-friendly cleaning products.
- Start a compost pile at home or in your workplace to help recycle organic materials back into the soil.
Starting a Composting Pile at Home or at Work
Starting a compost pile at home or in your workplace is an easy way to recycle organic materials back into the soil. If you’re not used to this idea, you can check out some episodes on IPTV on how to get started.
Composting might seem like a lot of work, but it’s actually very simple, and can even produce high-quality compost that you can use on your garden!
Plus, compost is a great nutrient source for your plants. Compost helps to keep out pests and disease while improving the quality of soil, so it’s a win-win!