Author: Prince Diana
By now it’s pretty clear that our actions and consumer choices impact our world in big ways. Whether it’s where we put our waste, how we get around, or the policies we support, our decisions matter and will greatly influence life on Earth. That’s a lot of weight to put on our shoulders! And it certainly gets overwhelming at times. It’s tough to think that which bin we throw our trash in is so meaningful. However, there are a few simple things we can do to make our lives a bit greener.
One of the best things you can do to help the environment is to reduce the energy you consume. Try to get into habits of thought and action that help you to remember specific things. For example, if you get into a habit of turning lights off when you leave the room, it doesn’t have to be much of a nuisance. You can also preserve energy by using better methods of transportation. Things like public transit, biking, and walking are all great alternatives and have their own benefits as well!
One of the best things you can do to help the environment is to reduce the energy you consume.”
Another great idea is to try to reduce the amount of stuff you send to landfills. This can happen in two big ways. Firstly, try to reduce the stuff you have to get rid of altogether. Using reusable shopping bags, coffee cups, and other such things can really go a long way. Secondly, you can try to maximize the amount of waste that goes to alternative places. Things like setting up a compost bin for your house or community are great ways to reduce waste.
Finally, there is one thing that requires almost no effort at all, but might be the most impactful thing you can do for the environment. Support green policy! Either through voting or through civic action, try to support initiatives and policies that invest in environmentally friendly ideas. This doesn’t mean you need to hate oil and gas! The policy you can support can be as simple as our city making green bins available for everyone.
Knowing that our actions have really big impacts on the world around us can be a pretty scary thing.
Sometimes it makes us decide that it’s just too much to think about, so we do nothing. However, if we keep these basic ideas in mind, it really can make a world of difference!