What You Can Do to Help the Environment

September 3, 2021 5:35 am

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More and more of us are becoming aware of climate change as it starts to affect us directly. The temperatures are increasing across the world, and some countries are close to disappearing. As we become more eco-conscious and proactive about preventing climate change from worsening, you will probably want to know what you can do to help the environment. Read on to find out what you can do.

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Firstly, throw away less. The less waste you make the better, so try to only buy what you will use and recycle as much as possible. Even better would be to reuse items as much as possible. If you are building an extension on your home or refurbishing for example, try to use reclaimed materials. If you need to buy new, make sure to look for sustainable and local sources. If you are looking to extend your home, I recommend Oak Framed Extensions. To find out more, visit the website https://www.timberpride.co.uk/timber-oak-framed-extension/.

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Another way to help the environment is to choose sustainable sources of food, such as sustainable salmon, and reduce your waste by eating leftovers, and meal-planning. Eating a plant-based diet is a very effective way of doing your bit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, if you do eat meat, eat it less and try to buy local, organic meat. This is not only better for the environment, but also healthier for you.

Lastly, try to conserve water by using less. This will reduce the amount of wastewater ending up in the ocean. For example, you can collect rainwater to water your plants on dry days, and instead of throwing out the little bit of water you didn’t drink of a cup or bottle, save it in a jug to use if you need to handwash something or to brush your teeth if it is clean, or even boil if you need boiled water.