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Save the earth: simple ways to help the environment


In celebration of Earth Day, we’ve put together a few simple ways to help the environment. These are all things you can do on a daily basis so to be more mindful and take care of our planet.

1. Use eco-friendly means of transportation

  • Walk or bike whenever you can
  • Use public transportation
  • Use car, scooter or bike sharing services
  • Use carpooling services or offer your car to be rented out to others
  • Buy an eco friendly car (e.g. electric or hybrid)

2. Be mindful of resources

  • Buy and consume only the food you need
  • Don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth
  • Opt for a shower instead of a bath
  • Reduce your time in the shower
  • Turn off the lights that you don’t need
  • Reduce the usage of high power appliances such as mixers, blenders etc.
  • Reduce your energy consumption: most food doesn’t need to boil the whole time in order to get cooked, so turn off the stove earlier.
  • Dilute soap or use a foam dispenser
  • Don’t wash your clothes if they aren’t dirty – sometimes hanging them out in the fresh air is enough

3. Reduce waste

  • Buy things that come in no or eco-friendly packaging
  • When cooking, be mindful and utilize all the edible parts. Don’t throw them away
  • Buy items which can be easily recycled (e.g. opt for a biodegradable toothbrush instead of a plastic one)
  • Avoid all disposable items such as paper cups, plastic water bottles, utensils, plastic bags etc.
    • Carry and use a reusable water bottle instead of buying bottled water
    • Don’t opt for takeaway but consume in-store
    • Bring your own coffee cup so to avoid paper cups
    • Buy eco-friendly disposable utensils instead of plastic ones
    • Bring your own reusable bags when shopping
    • Don’t use single-serve coffee capsules but opt for refillable ones

4. Buy local and organic

  • Buy food which has been produced locally
  • Buy food which is in season
  • Support and prefer local farmers and smaller shops which source local products
  • Source shops and brands which use organic and environmental friendly materials and processes

5. Take care of your stuff

  • Prolong the lifetime of your items by using your stuff mindfully
    • Use your items only as intended to avoid breaking them
    • Store your items properly (e.g. don’t leave things out in the rain or protect them from sunlight etc.)
    • Keep your items clean
    • Consume mindfully (e.g. reduce the luminosity of your devices to consume less energy and to prolong battery life.)
  • Try to repair things when they break
  • Reuse or upcycle your items or parts of it
  • Gift and donate items to others instead of throwing them away

These are only a few ways to help the environment. Let’s all make an effort and take care of our planet, so we and the generations to come can enjoy it in all its beauty!

If you have any other simple things you want to add, just tweet us @Noisli

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