This Earth Day, IGA wants to make celebrating the environment easy, accessible, and fun! Sometimes all it takes is a simple switch to make a world of difference. In this article, we run you through 5 eco-friendly alternatives to everyday tasks that make protecting our precious environment easier than ever. Try one of these each day of the week in the lead up to Earth Day:
1. Walk, don’t drive
Cars require space and energy, mainly in the form of fossil fuels. Walking rather than jumping in your car for short trips can hugely benefit the environment, and yourself!
2. Switch out your electric appliances
Unplugging your appliances when they aren’t in use can save electricity, so it’s a great habit to get into and can save on your energy bills too! You can also consider using more efficient electrical appliances, for example, an Air Fryer is a very quick way to cook your meals – and can therefore save time and energy!
3. Grow your own
Try planting your own herb garden, so you can always have fresh herbs! If you’re feeling more adventurous and have the space, you could try planting some of your own veggies too.
4. Give something a second life!
You can get as creative as you like with this one! For example, are you still making your way through your Easter choccy? You could save the foil wrappers instead of throwing them away, to make some homemade Christmas decorations.
5. Go veggie for the day
A simple way to have a positive impact on the planet is to eat less meat, so give it a go for a day or two and have some fun making new, fresh vegetarian meals! Take a look at our healthy veggies recipes here.
Have a go at one or more of these, and see if it’s something you might be able to build into your routine more regularly.