Unless you have been living under a rock for the last decade, you are quite possibly very familiar with the climate crisis that is upon us. Now, while there are many people out there that want to do their bit to help, it seems that not as many people are pulling together as we may like.
While we may all be quick to accuse others of not doing their bit, it seems that in most cases, it is not the fault of the individual. It is more likely that the truth is that many people just do not know how to do their bit.
The climate crisis may be something that everybody knows about, but we must understand that not everybody understands why it’s happening or what they can do to get on board and do their part.
If this sounds familiar and you are one of the millions of people who don’t really know how they alone can make a difference, then stick around because we are going to be looking at some of the things you can do that will make a huge difference to the environment.
In this post, we are going to be looking at some things you can introduce into your life that will save the planet, and along the way, you may even find that you save a little money too. While we cannot promise that you will save a fortune, we can say that if you and a few more take on some of our tips, then pass them forward to others, our planet will be in a far better state before we know it.
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Why Now Is The Time
While it has been clear for some years that there has been a climate crisis, there really is no better time than now to make a change.
If you, like many others, are wondering why it has taken this long for so many people to get on board, the truth is, we are better equipped than ever to tackle something of this magnitude, and 20 years ago, we just didn’t have the technology.
If we cast out minds back that far, how much did we really know about the extent of the damage? It seems that it really wasn’t that much at all. In fact, while we knew there was a problem with the ozone layer when it came to solutions to fix things, many scientists and experts were drawing a complete blank.
The good news is, over the last five years, technology has come so far that not only can we identify the problems more specifically, we are creating solutions to fix them, and we are also able to predict the situation accurately should we not make any changes at all.
So, taking all of this into account, you should see that even by taking on the smallest changes in your life, this will have a domino effect and hopefully resonate with others who will see your actions and mirror them.
Be Careful What You Buy
While many people may think it’s the government’s way of getting you to spend more money, the truth is, if you are a little more careful about the things you buy, you will be pleasantly surprised by the differences you can make.
We all know that there are a lot of things out there that can cause some extensive damage during their production, and while a lot of companies are now getting on board with eco-friendly products, there are some that are not.
What may sway you when it comes to shopping a little more eco-friendly is the prices, while there is a widespread myth that these items are expensive, in most cases, it seems that eco-friendly products are generally a lot cheaper than mainstream brands, so you may shave a decent amount from your shopping bill too.
Don’t Throw it, Fix It.
If there is one huge frustration with the modern world, it’s how convenient it has made things. Ok, so a lot of you may be thinking that convenience is a great thing, and in most cases, you would be right, it is.
In certain situations, however, modern convenience is wreaking havoc on the planet. It seems that nowadays, if something breaks, we no longer take out the tools to fix it; we simply head online and order a brand new item that can most of the time be with us in 24 hours.
While this may sound great, you should be aware that 70% of electrical items that are thrown away and replaced can often cost a few pounds to fix. If we take a look at electric ovens, for example, it has been shown that in 80% of cases, the problem is something as simple as a loose wire.
If you really want to be doing your bit, then maybe it’s time that you assembled a toolbox with a few screwdrivers and maybe even consider cordless glue guns; after all, when it comes to electrical repair, they are a must.
So, next time one of your appliances breaks, it could be time for you to learn a few tricks that can really save you a ton of cash. We know that it may be more convenient for you to simply order a new one, but put a little thought into the effect this simple action will have on the planet.
As you can see, if you want to make a start and do your bit for saving the planet, it really couldn’t be easier. While this may only be a few things you can do, we are hoping this post serves as an inspiration and is a starting point for you to do more.
Hopefully, you will find that our tips also save you a little more on your planet-saving journey, after all, what better incentive do you need?