Every year we celebrate earth day to demonstrate that we care about the future of our planet.
There are a lot of things that can be done, such as planting a tree, reducing litter, and much more.
But, what if you’re too busy or lazy to go out and do these things? You’d be surprised to know that there are a number of things that you can do to play your part. This includes anything from, switching off your electronics when they’re not in use, to saving water when you’re in the bathroom.
Become a handyman and invest in tools to do quick fixes at home instead of throwing away stuff.
How to Become More Sustainable at Home?
If you’re one of the many people who think that planting a tree is too much effort for making the world a greener place, there are ways to do it from the comfort of your own home. So let’s get into it.
First, there are a few options for you if you don’t want to leave your couch. You can turn off the lights in your house or apartment when you’re watching TV. Not only you’re saving energy, but reducing your utility bill at the same time.
Scrolling through your social media is probably a frequent sight when you’re on your couch waiting for your series in between the commercials. What you can do in the meantime is finding a worthy piece of media to share with your friends online. Sharing posts with content for good cause will spread the word about your passion, saving the world.
Next, you can pay your bills online. Why wasting paper if you’re already online? There are a few other activities you can do to save the world from your couch, which you can find our about in the infographic below.
The things you can do in your home are also simpler than you might think. For instance, you can air dry your hair after you wash it or take showers instead of baths because you will spend an enormously smaller amount of water that way.
I don’t mean to interfere with your diet, but it would be excellent if you would consume a little less meat. Meat production requires a lot of resources to produce. While you’re at it, make sure to compost food scraps.
Another activity you can do at home is replacing your old light bulbs with the energy-efficient models.
Last, make sure to see what you can recycle and make sure to separate paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum if your neighborhood has a designated program for it.
Things You Can Do in Your Neighborhood and at Work
Planning your meals, shopping local, and using reusable coffee cups are some of the things you can cross off your world saving to-do list on a neighborhood scale. But there’s so much more! Make sure to find them in the infographic.
In case you have a short commute, think about hopping on a public transport or riding the bike to work. It will help you to reduce your footprint but also your clothing size.
When you’re at work, think what you can do to reduce the amount of energy that’s used in the office. For example, turn the thermostat down a degree or two after telling your colleagues to put on an extra layer of clothes, or create a bulletin board for selling or buying used appliances, electronics or furniture to or from your colleagues.
If you want to know more, check out this guide below inspired by United Nations’ guide to saving the world.