Encourage everybody you know to swap their energy supply to a renewable source
If you live in the UK you may even be eligible for a home energy grant from the Government to help fund green changes to your home.
by turning off plugs, lights and electricals, only boiling as much water in the kettle as you need and turning the thermostat down/up by even a single degree. Look for energy saving products when replacing appliances, such as fridges and low-flow shower heads.
Flush the toilet less!
According to an article on Bisnow, every gallon of water that goes through the cycle is the equivalent of burning 0.003 pounds of coal. A standard toilet holds 1.6 gallons of water… if you multiply that by the number of toilets in the world, and the number of times we flush per day, the energy emitted is enormous!
Use public transport more
Or walk or ride a bike if travelling locally—this will help to limit the amount of CO2 emissions from vehicle use.
Use less energy overall
Increase activities that do not depend on electricity, such as reading or going outside.
Dry clothes on an indoor rack or old-fashioned clothes line
Instead of in a drying machine why not let things dry naturally? And wash clothes in cold water (unless exceptionally dirty, there is no need to use hot water!)
Keep doors and windows closed
This keeps the house warm in the winter or cool in the summer, reducing excessive need for heating or air conditioning.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
Check out your local recycling rules and utilise organisations such as Terracycle who provide recycling for items you cant at home… your school or company could even become a collection point! Read our Solution page on Waste for more ideas.
Avoid palm oil from non-sustainable sources!
The unsustainable production of palm oil is a cause of deforestation. Read more about palm oil on the Planetary Life on Land resources page!