Earth Day, celebrated annually on 22nd April, gives us all an opportunity to reflect on our impact on the planet and take action to make a positive change. Here are five simple ways you can make a difference for Earth Day.
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
This classic mantra still holds true today. By reducing your consumption, reusing items instead of buying new ones, and recycling when possible, you can help reduce waste and conserve resources. Turn old wellington boots into flower pots or used coffee grounds into an exfoliating body scrub.
Switch to Sustainable Products
From clothing to household products, there are plenty of eco-friendly alternatives that can help reduce your environmental impact. Look for products made from sustainable materials or with environmentally-friendly production processes.
Start with a simple switch from plastic bread bags to Fairtrade and GOTS organic cotton bread bags - not only are they environmentally friendly, they'll keep your bread fresher for longer too!
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Water is a precious resource, and conserving it is crucial for our planet's health. Simple habits like turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, fixing leaky taps, and installing low-flow showerheads can make a big difference.
Plant a Vegetable Garden
Gardening is not only a great way to connect with nature but also an excellent way to grow your own food and reduce your carbon footprint. Take a look at our other Journal posts on how to make your own Raised Vegetable Beds or how to create a Wildlife Friendly Garden.
Support Small and Sustainable Businesses
One of the most effective ways to create change is by supporting small businesses who prioritise sustainability. Look for companies who use environmentally friendly materials, items that are made locally rather than manufactured abroad and B-corps.
By incorporating these more sustainable habits into your daily life, you can make a meaningful difference for Earth Day and beyond!