With climate change currently being at an all-time high, I wanted to bring awareness and information onto the blog this week about little ways that we, as individuals, can work to prevent our contributions to the issue.
My post today is sponsored by NewMotion, with the accessibility of their NewMotion charge point which can be found across the UK for electric cars, a great alternative to petrol cars in reducing our carbon footprints and taking an active role in helping the environment!
When I talk about creating a sustainable lifestyle, I totally understand how daunting that statement can seem – as though you’d be cutting cold turkey and starting over. But, that’s not the case.
Instead, I wanted to focus on three little things that each of us can do throughout our day to make a big difference – and I’d love to hear your thoughts below!
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An easy change to make to your routine would be to stop purchasing plastic packaged goods- namely water bottles. Water bottles are an easy option to cut because you can pick up a reusable bottle made of glass or metal from brands like Swell and conveniently refill them for free at any and all locations you would have been picking up plastic water bottles in the first place! Not only will you be saving anywhere from 50p-£1 a time, but you’ll be stopping the distribution of plastic bottles and not contribute to the 450 years it can take plastic to decompose in landfills across the world.
Local Grown Groceries
Another quick change to make is to start purchasing your groceries locally. When you’re buying fruits and vegetables, it’s so easy to go to the supermarket and buy them plastic wrapped, but the process of getting those vegetables to the store you’re buying them from (especially if they’re out of season or have been flown in from another country) is a huge source of pollution, when instead you can be picking them up either from the loose grocer area, or from a farm shop or market local to your house that has been grown then and there.
Cars are a difficult subject because so many of us rely on them to not just get around but to get to work and back daily. There are some ways that you can cut down on your fossil fuels emissions, by cutting out car usage where you can (for example: jogging to the gym instead of driving if that’s possible, or walking to the supermarket), or you could try and car-share for journeys where you can, or opt for public transport. With the development of electric cars, too, you could swap your petrol for a much more efficient vehicle altogether. The advancements in personal transport the past 10 years have been huge so there are so many alternatives now to what used to be the standard! If you’re interested in reading more about the benefits of owning an electric car, check out this article linked here!
I thought starting a discussion on global warming and the environment would be really important, as it’s such a current topic and is something we should all be paying attention to. I try to help the environment where I can, and will always try to find better ways to do what I already am.