As a species, we consume far more than we need to, and our gluttony, in one way or another, is the cause of all the environmental problems we see in the world today. Make a choice to be more frugal in what you consume, and remember every little helps, including simple things like switching off your lights. Check out our tips to reduce your consumption here.
#1 Be Mindful
Being aware of what you are using is perhaps the most important tip we or anyone else could give you to reduce what you use. It is a small change in the way you act, its using the washing line, not the tumble drying. It is stopping to take a short space of time to switch off things from the socket. It is buying an extra blanket and turning off that heating. So take that small green step and start thinking about what you use today.
#2 Reduce Your Meat Consumption
#3 Minimise Your Food Waste
#4 Take 3 Minute Showers
#5 Drive Less, Walk More, Take Bus
Emissions from cars make up a huge proportion of total carbon emissions. If possible take public transport, it's becoming more accessible after all, or even better walk or ride a bike and get a health and environmental kick all in one.
#6 Buy Used, Wherever Possible
#7 Reduce Your Washing & Drying
#8 Switch Lights Off
#9 Carry A Water Bottle
In our opinion, there is no excuse not to carry a water bottle with you nowadays. We all know there is a massive plastic problem, so let's all try and make a difference. If we are to persuade decision-makers to legislate on plastic, we must show we care, this is a small way to do that.
#10 Buy-In Bulk
This is a less obvious one, yet very important tip. Try and buy bigger or in bulk of life's favourite things, you might find you save yourself a bob or two. Switch the small ketchup, for a massive one, it'll last longer and you get more for your money. Buying things in bigger containers reduces the amount of packaging you're using per year, and if everyone did it, it would make a huge difference.