More and more we are hearing about climate change and addressing the very real threat of this is not something that is just down to large organisations, it is something that everyone can address. There are lots of things that we can do to change the future for the better – here are a few of them…
Travel – One of the largest sources of harmful emissions that contribute to climate change, are the vehicles that we travel in. Air travel is known to cause many environmental problems, so it is a good time to ask yourself if you really need to travel abroad to go on holiday. In the UK there are many beautiful places to enjoy, and as well as beaches, there are also peaceful and secluded locations, as well as theme parks which offer fun for all the family.
As well as holidays, the way we travel to work and around in our daily lives, is often done in the car. However, there are many occasions when we could walk or cycle rather than getting in the car to go somewhere. As well as helping the planet, you will also save money on fuel and help your body to be fitter and healthier.
Heating – Fossil fuels are running out and damaging the environment, so the way that we keep our homes warm is something that we all need to think about. Reducing the amount that you use your heating, by making sure that your home is well insulated will save you money as well, especially with the fuel price rises.
Get your heating and boiler checked by a professional such as this Cheltenham boiler repair company www.combi-man.com so that you can ensure that it is as efficient as possible as winter rolls in.
Food – Some of the food that we eat can also be damaging to the environment. Much of it is flown in from far away to get to the supermarkets, and some food contains products like palm oil which is damaging ecosystems to get it.
Something that we can do however, is to shop for locally grown foods, which also means that businesses in your area will be better supported. You could even grow some fruit and vegetables of your own!