If you are eager to do more to protect our environment but aren’t sure what else can be done, start with these 5 easy environmentally friendly changes absolutely anyone can adopt.
Rethink Your Straws
Straws are one of the top 10 plastics found polluting the ocean. Straws are convenient, and you don’t have to give them up. Instead, purchase and bring your own biodegradable or reusable straws with travel compartments so that you can take them home and wash them.
Maintain Your Vehicles
Maintaining your vehicle will improve fuel efficiency, extend the lifecycle of your vehicle, and minimize the need for repairs. However, it is also good for the environment. Keeping your car tuned up reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and improving fuel efficiency reduces fuel consumption.
Creative Ways To Conserve Water
Conserve water with these easy tips:
- Keep a pitcher of cold water in the fridge so that you don’t have to wait for the water to run cold when you are thirsty, or just add ice cubes. At that, reusable ice cubes.
- Reuse water that you cook noodles, vegetables or potatoes to water your household plants or outdoor garden.
- Add washers to dripping faucets ASAP to save gallons of water a day.
When it comes to making environmentally friendly changes, the little things add up. Your goal doesn’t have to be perfection—but progress.