If we all do a little, it's amazing how the effect snowballs:

  • Walk or cycle to work  - only use the car when absolutely necessary
  • Take your own shopping bags with you when you go shopping to reduce the necessity for more plastic bags
  • Before buying unseasonal produce, take a look at where it has come from and try to buy locally grown and produced produce
  • Install a water filter, buy a glass bottle and take your water with you instead of buying it in plastic bottles
  • Reduce your purchasing of packaged foods and when you do, make sure you recycle the packaging
  • Support your local farmers' market
  • Buy and grow organically to reduce the amount of toxins released into the air
  • Read labels on toiletries and cleaning products and buy organic whenever possible
  • Find environmentally healthy ways of dealing with bugs, whether as biting insects on your body or herbivores eating your vegetables!
  • If you have a baby, try using cloth nappies and only using the disposable ones in an emergency
  • Use organic paints and varnishes when redecorating your home
  • Avoid the use of MDF and particle board as it offgasses VOCs into your and the wider environment
  • Recycle paper and plastics and compost garden waste