Helping the planet become a little cleaner and greener is not so difficult, and each of us can do our part. A small change in habits will not only help to make our lifestyle more correct and useful, but also save some money. Protecting the planet and worrying about its fate is our duty and privilege. Here are a few ways that will give us the opportunity to help the planet without much difficulty.
By 2050, the lack of drinking water will become one of the main environmental problems of all mankind. Already today nature is feeling this terrible problem. To start actively saving at least a little water, it is not at all necessary to significantly limit yourself. Small good habits can be very effective. Repair water-passing taps, toilets and pipes, turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth. Buy a filter and drink tap water, so you can save on harmful plastic packaging. Try to wash at least part of your clothes in cold water, thereby saving energy. Rational use of water will help to save not only resources, but also money for utilities.
Use cars correctly
Try not to drive a car for all, especially smaller matters. If your car stays in the garage at least one or two days a week, you can significantly save on gasoline and save the atmosphere from half a ton of harmful emissions. Combine several trips into one, this will also help rid the planet of excess greenhouse gases.
Change your bike
At least a small part of the daily movement should be on foot or by bicycle. In addition to the obvious savings on gasoline or travel, additional activity will help you keep your body in great shape and improve your health. If you do not want to burn calories this way, try to find fellow travelers - so you save yourself and help others. Every car that hasn't hit the road makes the planet cleaner.
Unfortunately, in our part of the world the recycling of garbage is not very developed, but this does not mean that you can throw anything anywhere. A huge amount of energy will be saved if glass and tin bottles are sent to special containers. Sometimes they are in stores, and even pay money for containers.
Make compost for plants
Even if you live in an apartment, fertilizer is useful for plants in a local park or for home flowers. The less garbage we throw into the landfill, the slower the landfill grows and becomes a problem. In addition, making correct and useful compost is not at all difficult.
Change light bulbs
Compact fluorescent lamps last 10 times longer and consume three to four times less energy, unlike traditional incandescent lamps. Another way to save energy is to buy the right equipment. If you are going to buy new household appliances, from an electric kettle to a refrigerator, try to purchase one that consumes significantly less energy, for example A or A +. By paying a little more for economical technology, over time you can save on electricity and make the planet a little cleaner.
Disconnect appliances that you don’t use from the mains. Even a small flashing light is energized. If you use air filters, clean them regularly so they will spend less energy on work. The thermostat can be adjusted a few degrees lower at night. All this is useful not only for the planet, but also for your wallet. Do you know that most of the energy that a microwave consumes does not go to warming up food, but to a small electronic display that shows time? How often do you use your watch in the microwave? Maybe it makes sense to disconnect it from the network immediately after use?
Watch for car repairs
A well-functioning engine and inflated tires are guaranteed to save the amount of gasoline consumed. On flat tires, you risk not only getting into an accident, but also spending more fuel and releasing more harmful gases. Flat tires, moreover, deteriorate faster. In addition, reducing speed from 70 to 60 kilometers per hour will help you save gas.
Use reusable fabric products
This applies to plastic bags that can be replaced with string bags, and paper towels, which are perfectly replaced with cloth napkins. In addition, if you regularly order takeaway coffee, carry a thermo mug with you and ask the staff to pour coffee into it, you will be able to avoid the formation of additional garbage. Ecology will thank you.