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12 Simple Acts to Save Our Planet

Simple Acts to Save Our Planet

by Michelle Neff demonstrates 500 ways to make a difference. We have picked out our top twelve acts in line with earth day to celebrate Mother Nature and all we can do to sustain her!

  1. Planting a pollinator-friendly garden will help attract bees and help save these vital insects! Bees love flowers that are purple, yellow or blue, such as buttercups and clover. Bees are also attracted to flowering trees, so consider planting one if you have a larger garden

  2. Always opt for e-tickets when you can, from trains planes and automobiles, concerts events and festivals, downloading a ticket takes two minutes and saves a hell of a lot of paper. Why not each others how to use the app and look towards a paperless future.

  3.  Bring your own bag! By bringing your own tote bag you can help prevent hundreds of plastic bags from entering our precious oceans and you can look good while doing it.

  4. Shop local! Shopping at your local farmers market means that you'll be supporting your local economy and reducing waste such as fuel and packaging that is needed when shipping food from far away!

  5. Why not hang up a bird feeder for our feathered friends. Provide them with organic seeds and nuts, especially in the winter months when foraging gets a bit more tricky. Just make sure you hang the bird feeder away from the window so they don't fly into the glass!

  6. Compost! Compost is not only a free fertilizer that nourishes plants and enriches soil, but it also reduces the amount of waste going into landfills. You can start a compost pile in the corner of your garden or maybe just opt for a container and then all you need are your old and unwanted fruits vegetables and coffee grounds to create your own back garden eco-system!

  7. Instead of using the dryer, let mother nature do the job for you! The weather has a spring in its step, so hang your clothes out and give them an even fresher scent while saving the planet! Win Win!

  8. Wherever you go on your next trip, whether it be a weekend away or a long haul holiday, don't buy travel sized items, you can easily use a small glass container and squeeze some shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser and whatever else you might need into it.

  9. Not only is this environmentally wise, but you're also being cost smart by making sure your washing machine is as full as possible before putting a load on.

  10. Get out and about and enjoy the greenery! Support your local parks, by riding a bike, reading a book or walking your dog, it doesn't really matter what you do just as long as you're respecting and enjoying the outdoors.

  11. Love your leftovers! Not only is this cost effective but you will reduce your single-use plastic as well as having a nice lunch ready for the next day. What more could you want?

  12. Re-use your old clothes. Don't throw them away and clutter up landfills, either donate them to a loving home, or  if they are beyond the point of saving, use them as your new cleaning supplies around the house or the car. They make a great cloth and you will reduce the need to buy new sponges which will inevitably be wrapped in plastic.

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