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Eco Friendly Tips to Save Planet Earth

Eco Friendly Tips to Save Planet Earth

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Eco friendly choices create positive impacts for our environment and our health.

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Eco friendly choices create positive impacts for our environment and our health.

Making small changes in everyday life, can help reduce our carbon footprint, protect biodiversity and help preserve natural resources.

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet today. We can help reduce the impacts of climate change by cutting out single-use plastics, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and creating less waste.

A mother and father with their young daughter planting a tree together in their garden.

Plant a Tree

Plant trees and support reforestation efforts. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and provide oxygen, making them crucial to fighting climate change.

If you have a garden or your family or friends own a garden, plant a native tree or gift a tree to friends or family.

Alternatively, you can donate to reforestation organisations such Sir Davis Attenborough’s World Land Trust or Australian Organisation Reforest.

Reduce Plastic Waste

Avoid single-use plastic and choose reusable alternatives such as cotton shopping bags, plastic-free water bottles and reusable coffee cups. These simple steps can be used in everyday life and make a positive impact to reduce landfill.

Coconut dish brush, bottle brush, sisal vegetable brush and natural cleaning products on a clean and white kitchen worktop.

Use eco-friendly Products

Look for products that are made from sustainable materials and are free of harmful chemicals. This includes everything from cleaning products and household items to skin & body care and clothing.

You can even take it a step further by choosing eco-friendly products that are plastic free and zero waste.

A man's hand is cupped under flowing water in a beautiful green garden.

Conserve Water

Conserving water by taking shorter showers and turning the tap off whilst cleaning your teeth makes a big impact.

If you prefer longer showers, look for an energy saving shower head.

Another helpful tip is to use a washing up bowl to save your shower water. This water can be used on your garden plants.

Father and daughter preparing a plant based meal together in their kitchen.

Eat Less Meat

Eating less meat can have a big impact on the environment. Consider incorporating more plant-based meals into your diet.

Plant-based proteins offer many health benefits and can be less expensive than meat. One way to get these benefits is to choose a meatless meal once, twice or three times per week.

You may even prefer to go 100% plant based!

The health benefits of reducing your meat consumption are significant. Eating less meat has been found to decrease the chances of developing certain cancers, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease or lung disease

Family holiday at the beach, mum, dad and their two daughters. Sitting on the sand looking our into the ocean with their hands in the air.

Choose Sustainable Travel

If you are going on holiday, look for something closer to home. Can you drive there rather than taking a flight?

Alternatively, choose to support small businesses that prioritise sustainability over profit. A tour operator or travel agent that offsets their carbon footprint and work’s to protect the environment.

For sustainable travel in Australia, we highly recommend Tree Hugger Travel.

Young girl switching off the lights at home.

Be Energy Efficient

Make the switch to energy-efficient tools and appliances. Choose rechargeable batteries rather than disposable batteries and LED bulbs rather than standard bulbs.

LED’s use far less electricity and provide 15,000 to 50,000 hours of illumination compared to a CFL’s 6000 hours. Plus it’s an excellent way to help reduce your carbon footprint.

Turning off lights switches and appliances when you aren’t home or not being used will also help the environment and your energy bill.

Reduce Food Waste

Reducing food waste can have a positive impact on our environment and reduce landfill.

A great option for reducing waste is to create a weekly meal plan and shop only once per week. If you have extra food leftover at the end of the week, create a broth, or stew. You can also store your leftovers in the freezer or share it with a friend or neighbour.

If planning ahead is not your thing, try growing a vegetable garden. Alternately, start off with a pot of basil on the windowsill, and you might rethink the way you shop and eat.

Female orangutan in deep thought, looking lost and lonely with a sad expression on her face.

Avoid Palm Oil

The demand for palm oil has led to widespread deforestation in tropical rainforests, which are some of the most biodiverse and carbon-rich ecosystems on the planet. This deforestation destroys the habitat of endangered species like orangutans, tigers, and elephants, and contributes to climate change by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Check your products carefully and read the ingredients list before purchase. Palm oil is often hidden with alternative names and is often labelled as vegetable oil.

To find out more, take a look at our blog article; 6 Things to Know About Palm Oil.

A happy woman smiling at the camera whilst shopping at the Rustys market, a local farmers market in Cairns.

Buy Local

When grocery shopping, visit your local farmers market, support local farmers and organic produce where possible.

The distance travelled by fruit and vegetables in Australia is estimated to generate CO² emissions of about 480g per kilo. Therefore, buying local produce will reduce carbon emissions dramatically.

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