101 Easy Ways To Help The Environment



101 Easy Ways To Help The Environment

Even mankind's journey to the moon started with one small step.


We all want to do our bit for a cleaner greener planet, but it can sometimes feel overwhelming.

That is why it is best to start small and build your way up. You may like to jump straight into buying a Tesla electric vehicle but for most of us we need to start smaller.

The following is a short (only 101 ideas!!) list of ways we can all better the planet and in some cases our wallet.

#1: Use a reusable coffee mug;
#2: Reuse wrapping paper;
#3: Wash cloths at 30 Deg or cool wash;
#4: Walk instead of taking the car;
#5: Cycle instead of taking the car;
#6: Work from home instead of taking the car;
#7: Try holiday closer to home;
#8: Use LED light bulbs;
#9: Turn off your heating for holidays;
#10: Turn down your thermostat slightly;
#11: Eat seasonal products;
#12: Eat local foods;
#13: Use recycled paper;
#14: Recycle more;
#15: Compost your food waste;
#16: Try using reusable items;
#17: Repair things instead of replacing them;
#18: Support your local honey producers;
#19: Keep a small wild area in your garden for local biodiversity;
#20: Try using a nappy washing service instead of disposables;
#21: Avoid single use plastics;
#22: Drive slower to reduce fuel use;
#23: Avoid harsh breaking when driving;
#24: Only use washing machines and dishwashers when they are full;
#25: Avoid power showers and use low flow shower heads;
#26: Fix dripping taps to save water;
#27: Short showers are better than big baths;
#28: Try use up food leftovers for soup or for pets;
#29: Chose the most energy efficient appliances when shopping;
#30: Share books or use a library instead of buying books;
#31: Try avoid the use of concrete;
#32: Use only sustainably sourced timber and wood;
#33: Try use organic foods;
#34: Look for fairtrade products;
#35: Plant a tree;
#36: Turn off air conditions and use fans if possible;
#37: Try giving co-workers a lift or take a lift if car sharing is offered;
#38: Eat less meat;
#39: Eat more vegetables;
#40: Save leftovers in the fridge for snacks later;
#41: Use indoor plants to help improve indoor air quality;
#42: Turn off standby items when on holidays;
#43: Use reusable carrier/shopping bags;
#44: Only buy what you need and don't over shop;
#45: Donate old cloths to charity shops;
#46: Use renewables over fossil fuels;
#47: Give away unused paints so they don't go to waste;
#48: Avoid buying bottled water;
#49: Try using a refillable bottle;
#50: Use the washing line over the dryer;
#51: Do a data cleanup day. All that cloud storage energy is wasted;
#52: Avoid buying items with excessive packing;
#53: Ask suppliers to take back packaging;
#54: Grow flowers instead of buying them;
#55: Clean your fridge and don't leave the door open too long;
#56: Support you local council's environment teams;
#57: Use low flush toilets;
#58: Use low flow taps;
#59: Don't waste water on lawns in hot weather;
#60: Support a local environmental NGO;
#61: Tell your local politician your ideas for supporting the environment;
#62: Insulate your home;
#63: Install double glazing;
#64: Install a high efficiency boiler;
#65: Try to install solar energy if cost effective;
#66: Use the train over flying;
#67: Use curtains in winter to keep the heat in;
#68: Install automatic light switches and occupancy sensors;
#69: Set your fridge temperature at a reasonable level;
#70: Always use recycled sustainable paper;
#71: Use recycle toilet paper;
#72: Use eco-cleaning products;
#73: Have recycling competitions to see who can recycle the highest %;
#74: Eliminate waste at source;
#75: Charge batteries at night time when electricity is cheaper and cleaner;
#76: Always cook with lids on to save energy;
#77: Try microwaving instead of boiling to save energy;
#78: Use cool water to wash your hands in sinks;
#79: Support campaigns to protect endangered animals;
#80: Grow your own food in the garden or herbs in a plant pot;
#81: Use low flush toilets;
#82: Support sustainable transport initiatives;
#83: Only wash cloths when they are dirty or need a wash;
#84: Give unwanted gifts to charity or reuse them;
#85: Grow a beard as opposed to shaving every day;
#86: Look at reusing grey water;
#87: Avoid the use of coal and turf;
#88: Don't over heat your home or office;
#89: Dress appropriate to the weather;
#90: Recycle or reuse old electronics;
#91: Volunteer for a beach or park clean up;
#92: Teach younger people about why the environment is important;
#93: Buy second hand furniture and spruce them up for reuse;
#94: Air dry your hair or use a no/low heat setting;
#95: Don't leave the tap running when you brush your teeth;
#96: Use reusable dishtowels instead of paper towels;
#97: Support green friendly farmers;
#98: Avoid buying individually wrapped items;
#99: Enjoy some nature walks with friends and family;
#100: Buy that Tesla or other electric vehicle if you need a car...