Lifestyle Changes to help the Environment

 

Lifestyle Changes Humans Can Make

There are many lifestyle changes we can all make to reduce our impact on the envrionment.  This page has news about lifestyle changes people are making or changes you can make. 

Some of these changes involve Questioning Yourself, perhaps about your lifestyle;  others take you to More Info;  others are for you to Act on Today, if you feel so inclined.  There will be more, so please keep coming back to check out the new ones soon!

Flying

Sweden has a word to shame people for flying. Now 1 in 4 people are staying on the ground.

Walk

Get active and walk wherever you can.  It will help fitness, reduce the demands we make on the earth's resources - and it's a great way to start the day!

Turn it down!

Polar Bears International have a Thermostat Challenge you can take to lessen your impact on the planet.

Get rid of straws

Or if you really have to use straws, use those which AREN'T plastic! e.g. Bamboo Straws

Balloon Releases

Stop them, don't take part in them, try to stop your local authority allowing balloon releases.  Balloons KILL wildlife and livestock.

Eat Less Meat

A lot of deforestation occurs because the land is needed to provide food for livestock for people to eat.  Plus it's kinder to animals not to eat them.

Send a Tree

Instead of sending flowers, send a tree or bush as a gift.  Tree2mydoor.com has something for every location. 

Sponsor an Acre

Sponsor an acre as a gift for an animal lover and help the thousands of animals living there.

Don't wait

Don't wait for Governments & Commerce to solve problems.  Act and join in others who are acting as well.  

Look for Refills

Ask stores to re-fill your water bottle for you.  You could always give them a tip for doing it and it will cost you & the planet a lot less!

Ask before you buy

Do you really, really, REALLY need what you're about to buy? 

Mend it!

Can you mend what you're about to throw?   If not, can you use it for another purpose?  e.g. old t-shirts for dusters

Find a Purpose

Find a purpose in life and devote your energies to that, something which helps others, rather than anything material.

Volunteer

Volunteering can be a great way to help wildlife, so look for volunteer opportunities near you. 

Adopt

Support rescue centres rather than breeders.  

Your Ecological Footprint

What is your Ecological Footprint?   How many planets do we need if everyone lives like you?  

Go Plastic Free

Not easy, but look for plastic free items where you can.  Talk to your local supermarkets about getting rid of plastic. What are they doing? 

Save Water

Save water when you shower and brush your teeth - turns the tap off when you don't need the water to run. 

Buy Local

Look for local produce that has been produced locally to support local farmers.   Why not have a go at growing your own? 

Put water for wildlife

Give wildlife a pond, a bird-bath, anything they can drink from.  Many get dehydrated, especially in hot weather.   It doesn't have to be large.

Get gardening

If you haven't got a garden, check out the RHS's campaigns to get people gardening and green grey Britain!