How to Celebrate Earth Day

Going green is easier than you may think and there are a few little things you can do every day to help save our precious earth.

The little things that we can do to help save the environment, are the ones that make the biggest difference.

1.   Save water every day

Conserving water is important because it keeps our water pure and clean, whilst protecting the environment.

Here are a number of ways you can help save water:

  • Collect rainwater for your garden by using a water butt or any other rainwater collection system (this can save up to 5,000 litres of water a year)
  • Use a watering can instead of your hosepipe to water your garden
  • Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth
  • Go for shorter showers, and when soaping yourself turn the shower off
  • Only boil the amount of water you need for your cup of tea or coffee

There are plenty of other ways you can save water, all you need to do is hop onto Google and get searching.

2.   Compost all you can

Composting is a fantastic way to help save planet earth, firstly it again saves water and also helps conserve landfill space by recycling organic resources.

Leaves, grass clippings and kitchen waste are a few things that you can compost and use as a fertiliser for your garden.

Compost improves the soil structure, which helps the soil hold the moisture, nutrients and air that plants need to grow.

3.   Plant trees to plant happiness

Plant happiness in your life by planting a tree in your garden, and give back to earth.

Trees and all other plants do a number of things for the planet and here are a few:

  • Absorb carbon dioxide and provide us with oxygen
  • Improve air quality
  • Conserve water
  • Preserve Soil
  • Help support wildlife

4.   Buy local produce

 

Buying local produce like your fruit, vegetables and meat from a local farm shop instead of the supermarket can help our environment by:

  • Reducing air pollution incurred by transporting goods over long distances, which helps cut back on greenhouse gas emissions
  • Many local food producers will grow their food organically, use natural pest repellents and not use any kind of pesticide
  • Buying locally will also help preserve farmland and reduce the amount of space for industrial or commercial development
  • Contributes towards giving animals, insects and birds homes to live in

Growing your own vegetables in the compost that you’ve already been saving is a great way to help save the environment even more.

 

For live statistics about the earth’s population, tonnes of dumped waste, the amount of fresh water used etc head to theworldcounts.com.

If we all do our little bit to help save our planet, we will get there eventually! All of us just need to put on our environmental caps and get to it, the world won’t save itself after all.

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