Recently we have all been made aware of Climate Change. So what is climate change?
Taken from Wikipedia
“Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences. Average weather may include average temperature, precipitation and wind patterns. It involves changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over durations ranging from decades to millions of years. These changes can be caused by dynamic process on Earth, external forces including variations in sunlight intensity, and more recently by human activities.”
So the main question is: What can I do about it?
Firstly look at the things around you. What do you use every day that uses energy? Is the product I’m buying made from recycled waste? Isn’t there a better option?
Well there are many environmentally friendly products out there that you can use. I tend to use the phrase Earth Friendly Products as it is our planet Earth that these changes will have the most profound effect upon, however more on that later.
I have been recycling items now for 10 years now. In my hometown the local council supplied a box for recycling which after many parties (sorry neighbours) used to be filled to the brim. Of course that is only a small portion of recycling that everyone should be doing.
Here are some top tips:
1. Reduce waste
So how do we reduce waste? Well first and most important start looking at what you are buying and think ‘Do I really need that?’ Most things we buy could be used again so think twice before throwing it away.
2. Reuse Products
Re-use those containers. Do you enjoy a take-away? Most of them bring food to you in clear plastic tubs. Don’t just throw them away use them for storing items especially handy if you are a DIY enthusiast.
3. Give away or sell
Remember the old saying: One mans junk is another man treasure.
4. Recycle more
In the UK we are urged to recycle more. Contact your Local authority and find out what recycling schemes are available and if needed put pressure on them to improve these services.