Earth Day 2022 theme is “Invest In Our Planet”.
But what can we as individuals do?
Greener energy like heat source pumps and solar panels, insulating our homes better, driving electric cars are all good ideas, but come at a cost that many people cannot afford. I’d use public transport more, but living in a rural location with no close bus route means I am forced into using my car.
So are there things that we can do without draining our bank accounts? Every little helps, and we all know by now that our planet Earth needs all the help it can get. I do my best, as I am sure many of us do, but I am still appalled by all the food wastage, the rubbish in our environment, the disposable society we have created during my lifetime, the number of cars on the roads, the pollution and the casual attitude of many. I’m not advocating gluing your face to a road or stopping people getting to work, but everyone can play a part in investing in our planet, after all it is the only home we are ever likely to have.
- Reduce waste
- Clean up our environment
- Change our diet – less meat, more plant based
- Plant a tree
- Grow wildflowers for pollinators
- Use reusable bags and packaging
- Switch to online billing
- Go organic / pesticide free gardening
- Grow your own fruit or/and veg
- Buy local
- Save water
- Use environmentally friendly cleaning products
- Recycle / reuse / repurpose