animals

 

  1. Don’t litter! This is the single easiest way to help the environment. Littering increases damage of habitats, and is a possible choking hazard, especially to animals foraging for food. It also ruins the view… (Seriously, who wants to see old garbage hanging around?!?!)
  2. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs: It is true that these bulbs are more expensive, but they last much longer and they can save energy and in the long term your electricity bill would be reduced.
  3. Turn off your devices: When you do not use a house device, turn it off. For example, if you don’t watch TV, turn it off. Turn off the light when you leave a room (even if you intend to return.) It’s an easy habit to take up which will help you save a lot of money.
  4. Walk or cycle: Driving is one of the biggest causes of pollution. If you want to use your car, ask yourself the following question: do I really need my car? Walk or use your bike if the journey is a short one.
  5. Rainwater: Think of recovering rainwater. This water can be used for different purposes.
  6. Shopping ! Many products are now helping you to reduce your energy use and your energy bills! Check new products for their efficiency grade, carbon footprint and keep an eye out for the Energy Efficiency Recommended logo. Furthermore, tropical hardwoods such as teak and mahogany are grown in rainforests and take hundreds of years to grow so avoid any products made with these woods. It is better to have products made with pine, beech, ash or oak. These trees don’t come from the rainforest and can be more easily replaced as they grow a lot faster.
  7. Eat organic: organic foods have had no insecticides and pesticides added to them which makes them that bit more natural and healthy. Eating organic food reduces how many chemicals are made and spread across the countryside.
  8. Save trees: Save trees by recycling your own paper. Paper with a clean side can be made into notepads with a simple staple or a hole to tie a piece of string. These are great for doodles and notes. If you are buying paper, buy recycled paper.
  9. Recycle as much of your rubbish as you can!
  10. Fashion Statement : Give any unwanted clothes to charity shops or to a Salvation Army recycling bank. A lot of our unwanted clothes go to the homeless to keep them warm or alternatively, the clothes are sent to developing countries.