One of the best things you can do to help preserve the planet is to reuse or recycle. Recycling items made from glass, paper, cardboard, tin, plastic etc. is an easy and extremely effective way to help the conservation cause.
2. Buy Sustainably
Becoming conscious of products’ origins is another way to contribute to conservation. Try and buy sustainably sourced foods. Switching to cruelty-free cosmetic and toiletry products is a simple change that can make a big difference.
3. Keep it Local
Buying locally is also a great way to make a difference – you support your local community and reduce the carbon footprint as imported goods have further to travel. Planting indigenous plants is another way to contribute to conservation. When you plant native plants, you help sustain local creatures’ natural habitat and prevent against damage caused by invasive species.
If you are able to, donate (even if it’s just a small amount) to a wildlife charity or conservation cause that is important to you. Whether it’s a once-off or a regular contribution, no amount is too small.
5. Opt for Eco-Friendly
The wonderful thing about the growing consciousness around environmental protection and conservation is the increase in eco-friendly products. A few small switches can make a big difference. If possible, use eco-friendly cleaning products and avoid soaps or deodorants that contain exfoliating micro-beads. Swop plastic out for sustainable materials where possible. For those daily coffee drinkers – take your own cup when you buy takeaway coffee. It’s a great way to bring conservation into your caffeine habit!