Simple things to do at home
There is not just one culprit that people can see as the only one responsible for the destruction of the environment. Although global climate change may be the environmental cause par excellence, it is certainly not the only problem facing humanity. Just as there are many causes of environmental degradation, there are many things anyone can do at home to mitigate this damage. Changes do not have to be big, and many small changes can lead to a big turnaround.
Light bulbs are easy to replace. Replaceable LED lamps last much longer and consume far less energy than incandescent lamps, so you can save money with them.
Recycling: Glass, cans and paper should be recycled together with as much plastic as possible.
Try drinking tap water instead of bottled water to avoid all packaging waste.
Cleaning products can not only hit the eyes and nose hard, they can also harm the environment. You can use baking powder, vinegar and curd soap for most household cleanings. You save money and reduce the risks for small children.
Invest in a set of canvas bags. You can use them for many purchases. These can be used in many different ways.
Install a water-saving shower head. They consume less water, which means a lower water bill and a lower consumption of the world's limited drinking water.
Use grey water for things like toilet flushing and garden irrigation. If you use natural soaps without aggressive chemicals, the water from your bathroom or shower can be reused in your garden and for toilet flushing.
Use heavy curtains on your windows. Heavy curtains have a double function in your home when it comes to saving energy. They not only keep sunlight and heat out of the house in summer, but also reduce heat loss in winter. This way you don't need so much energy to heat and cool your house.
If possible, buy bamboo kitchen appliances. Spatulas, spoons and salad spinners are usually very easy to find from eco bamboo. Bamboo grows quickly and bamboo fields take up little space to produce a productive harvest.
Buy organic coffee, which is much better than pesticide-containing monocultures, which are most coffee plantations. The coffee industry is one of the most destructive agricultural industries in the world.