We all live on this planet and we need to care about it on Earth Day April 22nd and beyond. The thing is that there’s no planet B. No backup Earth for when we pollute and exhaust the resources of this planet so much that it is no longer livable.
What that means is living in a more sustainable way is the most important thing we can all do right now. The good news is that it’s not hard to live more sustainably at all. Keep reading to find out more.
1. Rethink your travel plans
Both travel and transport can have a massive impact on the environment. Mainly because of the CO2 emissions that contribute to the greenhouse effect, but also because of the impact that tourism has on the local ecosystem.
With that in mind, rethinking your travel and transport plans can be very helpful indeed. In particular, switching to walking, cycling, or even using public transport in your everyday life over a personal car is far more sustainable. Similarly, swapping overseas trips for local holidays rather than going overseas will save a huge amount of airplane fuel too, especially if you are used to taking long-haul trips.
If skipping overseas travel is not something that you wish to give up, you can also look into ways to make your holidays more sustainable. For example, choose airlines that offset carbon sessions and opt for short-haul destinations. You may even like to combine your travel options with eco volunteering work so you can be sure that you are still having a positive influence on the environment.
2. Swap to renewable power
Another way you can help to save the planet is to choose renewable energy. That is because clean, renewable energy sources help minimize the problems of CO2 pollution that are causing the greenhouse effect.
Happily, there are many options to choose from when it comes to clean and renewable energy. The first of these is to simply change your energy provider to one that offers 100% renewable energy. Of course, you can also go further than that and start to generate power for your own usage.
One of the most reliable and effective ways of doing this is to install solar panels on your property. Usually, this means adding them to your roof so they can collect the maximum amount of solar rays. Although, you can get products like custom solar carports instead. Which are perfect for when your roof is not large or stable enough to house solar panels.
3. Earth Day: Reduce your meat consumption
Lastly, if you are looking for a simple way to help save the planet by reducing the amount of meat you eat is it! Indeed, by eating less meat you will help preserve valuable resources such as grain, water, energy, and land. All of which will help reduce the strain on the environment.
The best news is that by eating less meat, you can also gain some tangible benefits for yourself. These include better health, and a lower shipping cost, as a plant-based diet is cheaper than one that is centered around meat.