Did you know that 1/3 of what households throw away in the trash could be put to better use than going to landfill? A simple action is to commit to no longer throwing organic waste in the trash but to compost. One step further, make a vermicomposter.
2. Eat Local and Seasonal
Pledge to eat and buy in-season produce, in order to enjoy the best-tasting and most nutrient-dense food that has undergone less processing and travelled shorter distances, coming straight from our local farmers. There are a number of local food box schemes that will also deliver to your doorstep, contact-free.
3. Ecological Renovations
With a bit more time being spent at home we may be thinking about home renovations. These often start with the purchase a lot of materials and finish with trash bins overflowing with waste. You can commit to carrying out renovations in an environmentally responsible way.
4. Energy Saving
While we may be indoors a little more at the moment we can still take action. Did you know that LEDs last 25 times longer than a standard light bulb and consume 80% less energy, or that beyond 20°C, every additional degree increases your heating bill by 7%? We can all take action to conserve energy!
5. Digital Cleaning
Did you know that if the internet were a country, it would be the 6th largest consumer of electricity on the planet? Or that in 2019, the digital world accounted for 4% of greenhouse gas emissions?
Here’s the good news: there are plenty of tips out there for decreasing digital pollution. You can take action by simple ideas such as; deleting emails no longer needed, using an eco-conscious search engine and avoiding large attachments.
6. Take the time to calculate your carbon footprint. Assess some ways of how you can decrease your footprint.