5 Ways To Make A Positive Change

We live in a beautiful, unique world that is very much under threat by climate change and the impact of mankind. There's a lot of pressure on society today to make a meaningful change that will help make a difference. Although the idea of the weight of the world is growing heavy on our shoulders and at times may seem overwhelming, we want to let you know that there are several EASY changes you can make as an individual that will go a long way. 

 

SHOP SMARTER

 Pick up a strong, sturdy shopping bag that will fit all your groceries as an alternative to single-use plastic bags at the shops. You can also avoid those single plastic bags in the fruit & veg section and bring your own sustainable mini bags if you like to compartmentalise. The average reusable bag has a lifespan equal to that of more than 700 disposable plastic bags. One person using reusable bags over their lifetime would remove more than 22,000 plastic bags from the environment.

 
 
WALK OR RIDE YOUR BIKE
 
If you can swap jumping in the car and driving to school or work for simply walking or cycling on your bike then give it a go! Cars are responsible for roughly half of all transport emissions. Collectively, Australian cars emit roughly the same per year as Queensland's entire coal and gas-fired electricity supply. Despite these pledges to tackle climate change, Australia's emissions continue to rise, particularly from the transport sector. 
  
  
B.Y.O.C. (BRING YOUR OWN CUP!)
 
If you're not making your own tea and coffee at home or the office and you need that caffeine fix, bring your own coffee cup to the cafe. All it requires is a second of forethought before you leave to go purchase one. Over a year, the use of reusable coffee cup reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 92% compared to disposable cups. It is estimated Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year which is approximately 2,700,000 paper coffee cups are thrown out every day! Check out our Coffee Cans and reusable ceramic coffee cups for stylish yet sustainable options!

  

CREATE A COMPOST

Whether it's in your house or in your office, everyone creates food waste and it can be converted into valuable compost that can feed the plants and soil around you, causing them to thrive and attract beneficial insects like bees, butterflies and ladybugs. Besides, a greener planet is a happier planet. Before starting have a quick read up on what can and cannot go into your compost and within a month you could be feeding your plants and garden some serious rocket fuel that will boost their growth whilst reducing methane emissions from landfills and lowering your carbon footprint. 

 

POWER DOWN
 
In this modern age, we rely on technology and electricity A LOT! It's pretty crazy to think that simply boiling the kettle at home can use precious natural resources that are farmed right from our own earth which we will eventually run out of. By being aware and trying to be energy efficient you can help cut down on your need for electricity and rely less on carbon-intensive power plants. This reduces your home’s demand from the plant, which in turn benefits the environment by reducing their carbon dioxide emissions. Simple things like; turning the lights off when you're not in the room, setting your laptop to sleep mode after 20 minutes of being out of use, and turning powerpoints off at the switch can help make a difference and save you on your energy bill.
     
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