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10 ways you can be lazy and also help save the planet

By: Ankita

Let’s admit going green isn’t easy. After working for 9 hours straight, you can’t be bothered to take your trash for recycling or buying organic, eco-friendly stuff.

buying organic, eco-friendly stuff

When you’re sick and craving instant noodles, you can hardly think of plastic pollution. You’re lazy but still want to save the planet? Fret not, here are some tips to help you save the environment without breaking a sweat.

1. Use Ecosia

By using Ecosia you help plant trees from your couch without even doing anything.

2. Turn off the light when not in use. 

Goes without saying turning off lights helps save electricity. Turning lights off will also keep a room cooler, an extra incentive in the summer.

3.Unplug your appliances

Electronic appliances draw small amounts of electricity even when they’re switched off which is also known as “vampire electricity.” So while energy vampires consume little amounts of electricity, a whole house full of them can sum up to a remarkable amount on your monthly electric bill.

All this energy use sets quite a heavy toll on the environment. Unplugging these devices could save you some bucks and also help you save the environment.

4.Reuse water

Next time you boil eggs or steam some veggies, instead of throwing it away, cool it and use it to water your plants. The water is full of calcium and other nutrients that your plants are gonna love.

5.Carry a cloth bag

Next time you go shopping, pass on that plastic bag and carry your reusable bag. 

6. Walk or ride a bike for errands two miles or closer

Riding a bike or walking cuts down the carbon emissions and also keeps you healthy and fit. A win-win situation.

7. Cook smarter and avoid food waste.

Plan your meals. Cook enough for one meal and freeze the leftovers. Out of all the global food production, almost one-third of it goes to waste. By avoiding food waste we can save the resources that go into making our food.

8. Buy less choose well

The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world. By investing in a few good quality clothes and making them last you’re not only helping the environment but also saving money along the way. 

9.Donate 

Donate what you don’t use. Can’t volunteer? No worries. Donate to the organisations that are working for safeguarding the environment, and wildlife.

10. Become an informed consumer 

Learn how your daily choices impact the health of the environment and voice your support for climate action.

(The views expressed in the article are the author’s own. Let Me Breathe neither endorses nor is responsible for them.)

    Ankita

    Ankita

    A 22-year old climate enthusiast trying to bring environmental issues on the forefront to inspire environmental action.

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