Protecting the environment is essential if we want to preserve the flora and fauna of the natural world for future generations.
Below are some simple ways to conserve the environment. So why not start now?
Install a water saving device in your taps, toilets and showers. Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth and collect rainwater to water your back yard with instead of using a hose.
Take public transport whenever possible
Reduce your carbon footprint by taking the train or bus to work – or walking, which is very healthy in addition.
Buy items that will last – do not succumb to the culture of ‘fast fashion’ and buy cheap clothing that wears out quickly and ends up in landfill.
Don’t contribute to the islands of trash floating in our oceans. Recycle and reuse packaging and other waste materials wherever possible to help save the environment.
Sponsor an animal
Zoos are home to many endangered animals, and they will often let you sponsor one to help to contribute to its food, shelter and general upkeep.
Avoid fossil fuels
Save fuel by insulating your home with double glazing and sealants for cracks. Choose green fuels and power sources such as wind and solar energy instead of fossil fuels like coal which contribute to the greenhouse effect. Making the switch is easier than you might think, and you may be surprised to know that you can use solar energy in the winter, too!
Cultivate wild spaces in your back yard, or engage in community reforestation projects. Even the simple act of planting bee or butterfly friendly plants in your garden can really help to boost populations of these beautiful (yet often struggling) insect populations in your local area.
Appreciate the environment
It is hard to feel motivated to save the environment when we feel disconnected from it. So, take time to appreciate the environment. Go for walks, meditate in a local park or other green space and do a little gardening each weekend.
There are plenty of things that you can do in order to protect the environment. And, with all of them, you can start right away. So, adapt your travel plans, get out in the garden and start saving water around the home!