Sustainability Swaps: How to Do Your Bit for the Environment
The subject of sustainability can leave a lot of us feeling overwhelmed, but really, it’s harking back to days gone by.
We all want to do our best for the world we live in (and the world we’re passing on to the next generation), but what are some of the simplest and most cost-effective swaps you can make for the good of the planet?
The whole subject of sustainability can leave a lot of us feeling overwhelmed, but really, it’s harking back to days gone by. We used to live simpler, thriftier, more sustainable lives as a product of our times. So, use your experience of living in less wasteful times as a superpower for saving the planet, one small act at a time.
With Earth Day fast approaching (22nd April, in case you want to mark the occasion), it’s a good time to remind ourselves that it’s not down to young people alone to solve the current climate crisis. We all contributed to where we are now, and we all have a part to play in making things better for future generations.
Passionate environmental campaigner, national treasure and speaker-of-sense David Attenborough has recently been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his climate change campaigning at the grand old age of 95 – proving that environmental action isn’t only for the young.
But of course, you knew that already. In fact, a new study in the UK has shown that older people are more likely to believe that being environmentally conscious will make a notable difference:
The generational divide over climate action is a myth, with almost no difference in views between generations on the importance of climate action, and all saying they are willing to make big sacrifices to achieve this.
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So, what can you do to make a positive change? Read our 20 top tips to counter climate change.
If you’re not sure where to start, why not start with these simple steps:
Start your own compost bin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; this will also save space in your household bins.
If you’re a keen gardener, get ahead of the curve and go for peat-free compost when planting out (in 2024, there will be a government ban on peat-based compost).
Bees are essential for the future of our planet, so next time you’re planting out, introduce some bee-friendly flowers – such as abelia, lavender and honeysuckle.
Good luck and enjoy rediscovering a simpler way of life!