Are you looking to help the planet but not sure where to start? We've put together a list of ways you can celebrate Earth Day and help make a positive impact from your own home.
Adopting a plant-based lifestyle is one of the most effective ways to save water. Plant foods require a lot less water compared to animal products. It has never been easier, tastier, or healthier to be plant-based.
Not only does soil LOVE compost, but the environment will thank you for it too. Compost retains a large volume of water, thus helping to prevent/reduce erosion and establish vegetation. It reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and provides many essential nutrients for plant growth.
Composting at home is simple and all you need to do is start your compost on bare earth, lay down some twigs or straw to help aid draining. You can then add your compost materials in layers alternating moist and dry. Add some manure - clover and buckwheat work great for this! To look after your compost, all you need to do is water it occasionally, or let the rain do the job! You can cover your compost with anything you have - wood or carpet scraps to help retain the moisture and heat.
I mean, need we say we love seaweed? Not only does it taste amazing, but it has so many environmental benefits! Seaweed farming doesn't require any chemicals, fertilisers and or even fresh water and has a minimum carbon and water footprint as there are no animals or tractors involved. If that isn't enough to convince you, seaweed offers an abundance of nutrients as it is packed with minerals, rich in iodine and high in protein and fibre! Shop our delicious seaweed crisps here.
Shopping second-hand is not only environmentally friendly but is also more affordable! It is a great way of reducing carbon emissions, save lots of resources, water, and energy. Nowadays, we can buy almost anything pre-owned - books, furniture, kitchen appliances, toys, games, cars and clothes. You can buy and sell second-hand clothes via Depop and Vinted.
Reusable packaging can significantly reduce energy usage, raw materials and minimise landfill. Switching to organic cotton & bamboo reusable cloths, wipes and pads are not only kinder to your skin but are often 100% zero waste and cause less pollution.
Now, we are all guilty of spending HOURS binge watching our favourite TV show on Netflix. Some of you may not have dipped your toes into an environmental documentary, so we are here to guide you. We’ve put together a list of some much-watch environmental documentaries on Netflix:
Our bags are widely recyclable at large supermarkets and check your local kerbside recycling.
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