Earth Day will be celebrated around the world as over a billion people get ready to raise awareness of living a green lifestyle. We've listed the 10 top ways to stay green for the 22nd of April and beyond. Vote for your favourite!
Not only are you reducing your harmful emissions to zero, but it's great for your health. While using your feet as a mode of transport is free, you'll also save money on fuel. Make sure you have some comfortable or wide fitting shoes to allow you to walk at ease and enjoy the fresh air. For longer distance journeys, consider sweeping the cobwebs off your bike.
While Earth Hour has passed, there's no reason why you can't practice this on the 22nd of April too. Thousands of cities across the world celebrated Earth Hour by switching off their lights for an hour, with some going past this mark. It's amazing how you can go without using a light for most things. Try it!
Or at the very least change every single lightbulb in your house or work place with an energy efficient one. Sometimes avoiding using a light can't be helped, especially in the winter months when daylight is shorter, but these little electricity savers have much impact.
In the modern day, we rely on electricity to provide entertainment way too much. You feel so lost without it when a power cut happens. So why not read a book or magazine instead? Or go out for a walk and enjoy some fresh air!
Most plastic shopping bags are non-degradable. That means they stay on the Earth's surface for a while. Most supermarkets have reusable bags that save you from using these harmful plastic bags. Not only that, they're stronger and much prettier!
It can be easy to take the rushing flow of water from a tap for granted. But wasting water can't be excused. Are you guilty of leaving the tap running when you aren't using it? Or boiling too much water in the kettle? This also wastes electricity as it takes longer to boil and you will only reheat it later anyway.
The best alternative is to buy a water filter. By filtering water from a tap, you can remove harsh chemicals and essentially purify the water so itâ€™s drinkable. Together with the water filter, you should purchase a reusable bottle. A flask offers great flexibility while being easy to clean.