a little bit green but know there is plenty of room for improvement. I'm a follower of the every little bit helps school of thought in many areas, and this approach was reaffirmed during the presentation.
Here is a quick inventory of my everyday green actions:
- I use reusable shopping bags at the supermarket, although still resort packing fruit and cold cuts in plastic bags.
- I have a coffee keep cup at work and at home; it's rare that I ask for a takeaway cup. (This happens most often when I'm travelling.)
- I recycle as much as possible, reuse or donate second hand items (clothes etc) as much as I can and generally try not to buy too much crap ... generally.
- I reuse plastic containers for other purposes (especially freezing food) and recycle what I don't need.
- I use public transport to commute to and from work. Occasionally I get a ride from someone else going in the same direction but never drive to work alone.
- I turn off lights, computer monitors and appliances when not in use and unplug chargers when done.
- I'm planning a small vegetable garden and have started by planting herbs. The neighbourhood's snails and caterpillars have given up eating my produce this year, meaning I get to enjoy what I grow.
- I avoid using my car for short, quick errands and try to walk, where practical. It helps that I live on the flat and close to many amenities.
How are you helping to save the world?