7 ways to be a green hero

By Penny Ntuli

It seems nowadays everyone is talking about climate change and how important it is to protect the environment. But what can we actually do about it?

We all live on planet Earth and it’s our job to help protect it for our children and their children.

Here are seven small ways you can actively take part to help make a big difference:

  1. Contribute to the recycling movement

Probably the easiest way to help is to recycle – it’s the most common environment friendly action that people perform. It means you can avoid overusing valuable natural resources and start separating garbage by putting aside carton packages for recycling.

 

  1. Check your labels

Many companies try to make going green a viable option for you by using products made from natural, renewable, and recyclable resources. Some products have the package information so all you have to do is check when you’re at the supermarket.

  1. Turn off your lights and taps when not in use
  1. Re-use your plastics
  1. Plant a tree (or even some herbs or pot plants if you have little space)

Planting trees and plants is not only very simple but also rewarding. Trees and plants and herbs are vital to the ecosystem because they help to maintain balance and provide us with food, resources, and the air that we need to survive.

  1. Make a donation

Help other causes by the experts who are doing incredible work when it comes to saving the environment. Donate to WWF or Greenpeace International to play your part.

  1. Park your car

Instead of taking your car wherever you go, save petrol by carpooling or taking advantage of alternative transport to minimise carbon footprints.

It’s the small things we do for mother nature that can make a difference, so go out there and try.

  AUTHOR
Lauren Beukes
Journalist

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