I hope you’re doing all right and having a lovely summer with the ones you love. Only 2 weeks left for my move-in day to Manchester so I started to think about it a lot these days. I have to start packing after this weekend because I’m not a last-minute person so being organised is a must for me. Anyways, today’s post will be about the ways we can do to save our planet. I always get asked about how we can impact our environment in a positive way and reduce our effect on climate change. That’s why I wanted to write a blog post covering up simple ways to help our environment.
1.Use Reusable Bags
Especially in my home country, Turkey, people are in the habit of using plastic grocery-type bags literally for EVERYTHING! Luckily in my family, we don’t use this type of plastic bags to help the environment and reduce our waste. These bags are usually thrown out and end up in landfills or in other parts of the environment. These can suffocate animals who get stuck in them or may mistake them for food. Also, it takes a while for the bags to decompose. Make a habit of taking your own reusable bag with you at all times. You can have one in your bag so when you go for shopping you can use your reusable bag which means you are not only helping the environment but also your budget since a lot of countries charging extra for plastic grocery bags.
Use energy-efficient light bulbs instead of regular bulbs. They last longer, which will save you a bit of money. Make you turn off lights, the TV, and other appliances when you are not using them.
3. Save Water
Water is wasted more frequently than we can see. Turn off the faucet as you are brushing your teeth. Don’t turn your shower on until you’re ready to get in and wash your hair. Limit your water usage as you wash dishes.
4.Walk walk walk!
Cars are harmful to the environment. Taking public transportation, walking, or riding a bike to class are better options that help the environment and your budget, as well as getting some exercise in! I always prefer walking over taking public transportation, unless the weather is way too bad for walking. Luckily, my accommodation is located 15 minutes walking distance from the university campus so I can walk every day. It’s not only good for the planet, but also for your health because walking is an effective exercise.
5.Have a Meatless Day
You don’t have to give up on animal products to help the environment but you can try to minimise your meat consumption by having a meatless day a week. Personally, I don’t like red meat and don’t eat chicken at all. I love seafood, especially I try to add oily fishes to my diet because they are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. So I’m trying to be a proper “Pescatarian”, which means someone who adds fish and seafood to a vegetarian diet. If you are interested in learning more about it click here. There is plenty of options when it comes to having a meatless day. You can eat grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes to have a healthy diet for that day. If you are wondering how we can have a meatless day, I’d love to write a blog post called “A Meatless Day in my Life” where I can give you some inspirations and ideas for that specific day
That’s all for today’s post everyone! I hope you liked it and start to add these important habits to your daily life. Don’t forget: We don’t have Planet B, so we should take care of our planet! I wish Y’all a lovely day or night wherever you are!