The more we hear about it in the news, the more concerned we get about the type of world we are bringing our children up into. There’s that feeling of helplessness that creeps in. What could I possibly do that would make a difference?
But there’s a huge amount we can do. We don’t have to turn our lives upside down but we can make some simple, positive adjustments to our day to day lives. If we all did a little bit imagine the difference we could make! And a lot of the time it is healthier for us too!
Here’s a few ideas of the changes you can make this Autumn:
Reduce single-use plastic
Invest in some reuseable food wraps like honey wraps and ditch the cling film once and for all!
Use reusable shopping bags
Use solid soaps instead of liquid
Invest in a soda stream for carbonated drinks such as water
Take a reusable water bottle wherever you go (make sure it’s empty before you go through security at an airport!)
Invest in a reusable coffee or tea cup
Take a bike, walk, take public transport or lift share
Turn the heating or the aircon down
Air dry your clothes
Wash clothes less often (sometimes they just need an airing)
Turn the lights off when you’re not in the room
Take shorter showers
Invest in a grey water system to use for your garden
Capture rain water for your garden
Invest in good quality clothing that will last
Compost all fruit and veg peelings, egg cartons, loo roll holder etc
Use egg shells on your garden to keep slugs away
Repair and mend things that are broken
Buy at farm stores or bulk shops to reduce packaging
Invest in some carbon off-set programs
Come and join us at the Green Harvest, Autumn Market at the Founex Tennis Club 26th - 28th Sept. and let's do this togther! More Info in the Events Page.