We know recycling is difficult. The versatility of environmentally toxic compounds like plastic makes it hard to understand what exactly needs to be done with it to make a difference. This is only one challenge of caring for the environment. Have you considered your impact and how great you’re to the environment?
Habits We Need to Form
Another complication is the inconsistency in global initiatives to care for the environment. It can feel like everywhere we turn, there’s new information about why the environment is doomed, and saving it can feel like a hopeless endeavor. But what if the focus instead is in worrying solely about our impact?
Cutting the overall use of plastic, recycling, being mindful of sustainability efforts like reducing gas emissions, and saving electricity are all important parts of making a difference. However, each of these is easier said than done as they all have their challenges and require additional effort to be formed as a habit.
Get GR8 at Making Change
Let’s say you’re not first in class when it comes to caring for the environment and want to make a change. It doesn’t come overnight, but it does come with a little extra effort and consciousness. Check these ways to help the environment off your list today.
- Try public transportation
- Consider carpooling
- Work from home
- Buy recycled goods
- Limit printing
- Invest in reusable cups
- Avoid single-use plastic
- Try composting
- Use energy-efficient light bulbs
These are just a few ways you can help preserve our planet today. Don’t throw caution to the wind, protect the wind instead—and the sea, mountains, earth, and future generations to come.