Over the last few years our society has become more and more aware of taking care of this planet (which is fantastic!). Though we all want to be a little greener it’s harder for some as we can’t all switch to a greener energy supplier or stick solar panels to our roofs. That’s why in this blog I’ll show you some great tricks that will not only make you eco-friendly but just might save you that extra bit of money.
First things first, seasonal eating. Seasonal eating means being more conscious of eating things that would naturally grow at that time of year e.g strawberries in the summer. By doing this we reduce the amount of fruit and veg needing to be transported into the country from warmer climates and will lower the carbon emission used to transport it here. You could even go a step further and try to eat seasonal foods that grow naturally in the country!
If you are dairy intolerant, you’ll know that there are numerous dairy alternative options you can go for. But did you know some are eco-friendlier than others? Why not swap out your dairy for oat milk instead of almond? It takes a massive 1.1 gallon of water to grow a single almond and 30 billion bees have to be imported each year just to pollinate the almonds grown in California (Crazy right?!). Oat milk is far more versatile in where it can be grown and requires far less. It’s also really creamy, sweet and tasty...
We all use deodorant or aerosols (we hope...) but often these one-use plastics end up going straight to land fill. Instead, try getting refillable products that often come as a monthly subscription. We recommend ‘Fussy’, that not only uses plastic free packaging on their deodorants but are also compostable. These cases are also refillable meaning you can change the sense you choose for your armpits! (Never thought I’d be advising what you put there but, here we are!)
These are just a few of the things you can try to do to reduce your impact on the environment, but we hope it’s given you a little bit of inspiration. Start with small steps and build it up from there! Our green planet says thanks in advance 😉