Happy World Environment day all! A day to appreciate all the world has given us and maybe even a time to reflect on your behaviours or how you affect the world around you.
As part of the #worldenvironmentday tag, here’s a list of Four things I do with the intention of being better for the environment.
I couldn’t write a post about the environment without including this one. If you’re vegan then you know one of the main benefits is that it’s inherently much better for the environment.
According to the Vegan Calculator, being vegan saves the planet 401,500 gallons of water, 14,600 lbs of grain, 10,950 square foot of rainforest, 7,300 lbs of C02 and 365 precious lives every year. If you care about the environment and want to make a positive change, this is one of the quickest ways to make a difference in the world. I went vegan back in June 2016 and it’s one of the best things I ever did.
As part of the tag, here are 3 things I use or do to reduce my plastic waste.
Reusable tupperware hoarder
I don’t know if any of you out there do this but I’m a serial tupperware hoarder. When batch cooking and freezing big lots of meals or even meal planning, you need rather a lot of tupperware and to me, the plastic used to create this tupperware outweighs the benefit of reusing them and so instead of buying glass tupperware, I simply steal tupperware from family members or friends who are going to throw them away after use. That way they don’t go to waste as soon and live longer, more useful lives before being recycled.
Perhaps a bit TMI for a financial blog however a mooncup is a great way of saving money on your Lovely Lady Time. I’ll write another post in the future about this but honestly, it’s great.
Picking local fruit
Oh my God! Last year in August me and Different-P picked so many blackberries that we didn’t use them all up until December! He absolutely hated them after around two months and the words ‘blackberry crumble immediately curbed his appetite’. Done right, picking your own fruit is great for the environment and for your wallet! Just don’t drive them home please. Perhaps combine them with number three and make a cycling day of it!