The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.
~ Robert Swan
Our planet (and its environment) is something we care deeply for. Unfortunately we’ve created a society that is very damaging to our world. However, that doesn’t mean that we cannot change the tides and try to save it. Here are 5 little ways to help our planet which you can hopefully (easily) incorporate into your life.
1. GO VEGETARIAN/VEGAN
Or start eating less meat
Nowadays, it is no secret any more that the meat industry is one of the most polluting industries existing. By going vegetarian, vegan or just eating less meat than usual, you can help in your own little way our planet. Plus, it might even give you a new reason to get creative in the kitchen. Search for some new veggie recipes, try foods that you’ve never eaten before, let your imagination run wild with new possible meals.
2. USE REUSABLE BAGS, COFFEE MUGS & WATER BOTTLES
There is way to many plastic being produced every day and we all contribute to it. A small (maybe obvious) way to help the reduction of plastic is to bring your own reusable bags, coffee mug and water bottle everywhere you go. This way you won’t have to use the plastic bags, cups or bottles that supermarkets or coffee shops provide. Think of all the plastic you’ll save!
3. BUY LOCAL
Products in the supermarkets usually have traveled miles and miles to eventually end up there and this transport comes with a lot of pollution. If you buy local you purchase good produced products and you reduce your carbon footprint. Plus, as a bonus, you also support small local businesses.
4. START CONTRIBUTING TO SLOW FASHION
Fast fashion is becoming a bigger problem every day. Tons of clothes are being wasted, people are getting underpaid and the transportation of the clothes is very damaging to our environment. By buying clothes at second-hand shops or thrift shops, you stop contributing to fast fashion. If you want to know more about slow fashion and how to conduce to it , see our previous post: How to contribute to Slow Fashion
5. GET EDUCATED
A big issue that people often stumble upon is that they are not educated enough on the subject. And without a basic amount of knowledge on the earth and its environment, it can get hard to find ways that work for you to help the planet. So, get educated: read books, watch documentaries, find blogs, search the internet for anything related to the subject. And if you have a feeling that your knowledge has grown big enough, get other people educated. There are always people out there who could use some aid in becoming aware of the problems with our environment. Thus, spread the word, spread the wisdom and who knows maybe one day we get to live in an eco-friendly society again. 🙂
These are our 5 little ways to help our planet, we’ve incorporated these into our lives and try every day to help our earth a little more, hopefully you can find a way to do the same.
Kiki~Jane & Lily~Rose