See what you can do for the environment

See what you can do for the environment

  1. Segregate waste by putting it in the specially designated bins. Remember to empty the containers completely before discarding them. By segregating paper, metal, plastic, glass, biodegradable and mixed waste, you contribute to the production of cheaper recycled goods.
  2. Do not buy endangered species products. The production of a tiger fat balm, crocodile skin handbags or fox fur coats contributes to the rise in poaching and illegal clearing of protected vegetation. As a result, the numbers of plants and animals continue to decline and they are endangered with extinction.
  3. Buy organic products. Organic food is not only healthy but also has no artificial components. Organic items are produced using natural methods, which does not lead to air or water pollution. Eco-friendly goods help to maintain the balance of nature.
  4. Adopt an endangered animal. You can support certain wildlife conservation organizations by making a virtual adoption. Making a one-time contribution or regular payments you can help protect rare species.
  5. Install solar collectors. Solar installations can cover up to 60% of annual consumption of energy required to heat up water. The use of renewable energy sources will contribute to a reduction of home maintenance costs, and you will benefit the environment by not using the Earth’s natural resources.
  6. Clean up after your four-legged friend. Dogs bring joy to people’s lives, but owning a dog is connected with taking on some responsibilities. Take your surrounding into consideration and carry dog waste bags when walking your dog. Your diligence will make the environment friendly for both children and adults.
  7. Save electricity and water. Use energy-efficient light bulbs and AV equipment and household appliances with a high energy rating, which reduce energy consumption considerably. Remember to turn off the tap, switch off lights when leaving a room and do not keep devices on standby. This way you will reduce water and electricity consumption.
  8. Support environmental organizations. One of the easiest and most convenient ways of helping is to donate 1% of your tax to public benefit organizations, i.e. associations and foundations focusing on the protection of the natural environment. You can also show your commitment through volunteerism.
  9. Switch from a car to public transport. Using buses and trains is very convenient and economical in many aspects. It also benefits the environment – if you leave a car in the garage, it will not emit harmful exhaust gases and you can do other things when traveling, e.g. read a book.
  10. Take paper or cotton bags when you go shopping. Disposable plastic bags have a devastating impact on the environment – plastic bags can take even hundreds of years to decompose. Using eco-bags is not only environment-friendly, but it is also a comfortable way of carrying your groceries.
  11. Plant trees. Plants remove dust and other toxins from the air and release oxygen in the atmosphere. An adult needs two medium-size trees to breathe. By tending your own garden, you contribute to the improvement of climate.
  12. Teach your kids to respect the natural environment. Good environmentally-friendly habits are adopted in the early childhood. Therefore it is essential to educate your kids about how to protect the climate. Thanks to the development of pro-environmental attitudes, kids will grow up to be aware and responsible citizens.

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