What Can You Do to Protect the Environment?

The environment is a very big deal nowadays. There is a real risk of changing the planet we live on, and not in a good way. Rising seas could destroy farmland and leave millions homeless. With insufficient food and shelter, countless could suffer and even perish. With governments taking steps to tackle the problem, individuals have a responsibility too. This leads to the question of just what can we do anyway?

There is a real risk of changing the planet we live on, and not in a good way
There is a real risk of changing the planet we live on, and not in a good way

Reduce Power Usage

Every little bit counts. Boiling only the water you need for a cup of tea helps save energy. It might seem like a drop in the ocean but if millions do it, it can make a real difference. There are numerous other ways you can help reduce your power consumption. Buy energy saving bulbs. Turn the TV when it’s not being used, and so on.

Try also to walk, cycle or take public transport instead of driving your own car. This will help to reduce the amount of co2 being pumped into the atmosphere. It could also bring direct health benefits to you personally.

Reduce Consumption

Plastics, metals, wood and other materials form an important part of modern life. Use too much, however, and we put a strain on the environment. Try to reduce your use of plastic bags where possible. Try using reusable bags for shopping instead. Is it really necessary to get a new phone as soon as a new model comes out? Is it really necessary to use as much paper as you do at home or in the office? Just have a look around, and you can probably find many examples of you using more than you really need to.