74 Ways You Can Go Green

green field

The planet is suffering right now and it has been for many decades, with the increase in climate change, plastic pollution flooding our oceans, deforestation and the ever increasing water crisis due to over population, pollutions and the high demand for immediate access to water- it’s like we have  damaged the planet so much it’s slowly becoming irreversible. Which is scary if I’m being honest. I want a world that is full of green grass, forests with millions of trees, oceans with marine life and a range of biodiversity- things that we are rapidly losing, it is predicted that by 2050 we will have fishless oceans. Can you imagine an ocean without any marine life? It’s something I don’t want to see happen.

sophie watching the ocean

Will there be a change any time soon? I know the UN and world governments have set plans in their 2030 Agenda for the Environment to fight climate change and reduce it’s effects, it’s all well and good stating goals in an action plan; but the actual actions speak louder than words on paper. I’m sure we all want a planet that is habitable in 50 years time. But if we continue the way we are; it won’t be. Ice gaps are melting at a higher rate than ever, if these melt complete we will lose a lot of species such as the Polar Bear and Penguins. As penguins are my favourite animal, I couldn’t imagine them not existing anymore, my children only hearing about them in books like how we learnt about the dinosaurs, who lived millions of years ago.


Are you ready to make some changes to your lifestyle today? Let’s try make a difference!

I have a list of 74 ways you can make your life a little bit greener; which can make you feel like a superhero for the environment if you adapt just even 1 or 2 of these tips I have created for you below. Slow progress is better than no progress, am I right?

Alright let’s get into the list:

1.Line dry laundry
2.Insulate your attic
3.Unplug your electronics
4.Recycle more items
5.Compost your food waste
6.Replace disposable feminine products with reusable items (menstrual cups, & cloth pads)
7.Use cloth napkins
8.Buy in bulk when possible
9.Use a all natural cleaning product in the home
10.Avoid idling car engines
11.Turn your thermostat down a few degrees
12.Use energy saving bulbs
13.Walk places instead of using the car
14.Install solar panels on your home for energy
15.Go paperless
16.Say no to plastic
17.Make your own beauty products
18.Plant veggies in your garden
19.Cancel junk mail
20.Switch off the water when brushing your teeth
21.Use cloth bags for shopping
22.Invest in a steel or glass water bottle
23.Eat locally produced foods
24.Carpool to work
25.Get double glazed windows
26.Use low flow shower heads
27.Ask your bank for electronic statements not paper ones
28.Go organic with your food
29.Take the stairs
30.Skip getting a bath & have a shower instead
31.Invest in bamboo items
32.Open blinds during the day
33.Have plants around the house
34.Open windows
35.Plant trees
36.Buy pre-owned before purchasing new ones
37.Travel locally
38.Make use of public transport if need be
39.Plant flowers in your garden to encourage bees
40.Reduce meat intake
41.Start using essential oils as perfume, cleaners and fresheners
42.Reduce your waste
43.Use microfiber cloths to clean
44. Switch your plastic razors to a safety razor
45.Filter your water
46.Cycle a bike
47.Educate others on the issues
48.Wash laundry on a cold setting
49.Pay your bills online
50.Switch off your computer when you’re finished
51.Fix your leaky faucet
52.Insulate your outdoor pipes to avoid freezing in the winter
53.Collect rainwater to water plants
54.Ditch disposable nappies and go for cloth ones
55.Go for Fair-Trade coffee
56.Paper rolls can be replaced with old rags
57.Repurpose food jars for storage
58.Watch documentaries such as Cowspiracy, Food Inc., Forks over Knives etc.
59.Donate your used goods to thrift stores
60.Read your books online
61.Support green businesses
62.Buy rechargeable batteries; in replace of disposable ones
63.Go out into nature leave the devices at home and just enjoy
64.Take a reusable coffee cup to the coffee store
65.Ask for no straws in your drinks
66.If your travelling use e-tickets; you can go on your phone
67.Pack a lunch to take with you to work
68.When re-decorating use low or VOC-paint
69.Go to a car boot sale with your pre-loved goods
70.Make produce bags out of your clothing you no longer want/need
71.Wear a sweater or wrap up in a blanket if cold
72.Use a good craving knife instead of an electric knife
73.Use a rake for leaves instead of leaf blower
74.Go Vegan

These are just some of the ways I think would be beneficial to the environment & going green is not as expensive or difficult as it may seem. One step at a time and you can get there, I believe in you so lets start loving the environment some more & save what’s left for future generations to come.

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  1. August 1, 2017 / 8:48 PM

    I loved this post, it reminds people all the little ways they can help our planet! I am glad to say that I do plenty of these things. My house is insulated, and all the bottles, cans, and cardboard boxes are recycled. We try to be as eco-friendly as possible for a household of 5! Keep up the amazing posts, I always learn so much xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

  2. August 3, 2017 / 9:38 PM

    Love this post and I definitely agree with you that we need to do all the little things to make a big impact! I’d love to go vegan but I know I wouldn’t be able to do it in the long term! This list is so helpful and I need to start doing more things off it!
    Kate Xx

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