Simple Ideas for a #SustainableLockdown
By: Riya Sapra
The coronavirus shutdown has already cleared the roads of rush hour traffic as people across the nation ditch their daily commute to work, resulting in reduced air pollution.
And as millions of us isolate at home, we can use the hours usually spent commuting to boost this environmental silver lining.
Here is how to make eco-friendly choices while staying at home:
1.Upcycle things at home
Almost any item can be upcycled into something new and improved — and doing so can help you save serious cash too! eg: Newspapers as Gift Bags, Light Bulbs as a Candle Holder etc
2. Try to save energy (open curtains during the day if it’s not very hot where you live)
Simple actions such as switching off your laptop at your work-from-home station at the end of the day can save a lot of energy over time.
Remembering to turn off appliances and lights when they are not in use is the easiest way to make sure you are not wasting energy.
3. Perfect time for you to try those DIY things!
DIY projects that upcycle materials from around your home are cheaper, more convenient, and far more eco-friendly than any other craft you’ll find.
Using supplies that you probably already have on hand, you can make your house more green and reduce your carbon footprint too.
4. Since we don’t a have of veggies options so will have to buy whatever we can
Eat all you can rest use them to make pickles!
5. Save water
What about turning off the tap when you brush your teeth and using a bucket and mug for bathing instead of a shower?
6. Avoid plastics as much as possible
Take your own bags not only is that a safer option but also more environmentally sustainable.
7. Educate yourself about climate change, sustainability, low waste and etc.
Take courses or watch documentaries!