Nature’s Keepers: Things You Can Do for a Greener Future as a Family.

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As I watch the News I often feel rather helpless  so it got me pondering  what practical things we as families can do to help with climate change.

Here are some of my thoughts that I hope you find helpful

As a families can play a crucial role in addressing climate change by adopting sustainable practices and making environmentally conscious choices.

Here are some practical things you can do as a family to contribute to making a small difference that overtime will make a big difference – particularly if we all do a little something because one of my favourite quotes is by Helen Keller:

‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.’

Reduce Energy Consumption:

  • Use energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs.
  • Turn off lights, electronics, and appliances when not in use.
  • Set thermostats at energy-efficient temperatures and consider using programmable thermostats.

Conserve Water:

  • Fix leaks promptly.
  • Install water-efficient appliances and fixtures.
  • Collect rainwater for outdoor use.


Choose Sustainable Transportation:

  • Use public transportation, carpool, or bike when possible.
  • Choose fuel-efficient or electric vehicles.Plan errands to minimize driving.


Waste Reduction:

  • Practice recycling and composting.
  • Reduce single-use plastic consumption.
  • Opt for products with minimal packaging.

Sustainable Food Choices:

  • Choose locally produced and organic foods.
  • Reduce meat consumption and consider plant-based meals.
  • Minimise food waste by planning meals and using leftovers.


Support Renewable Energy:

  • Invest in renewable energy sources for your home, such as solar panels.
  • Choose energy providers that prioritise renewable energy.


Educate and Advocate:

  • Stay informed about climate change issues.
  • Educate family members about the importance of sustainable practices.
  • Advocate for environmentally friendly policies and practices in your community.


Conserve Natural Resources:

  • Be mindful of water and electricity usage.
  • Choose products made from sustainable materials.Consider second-hand or refurbished items.

Create a Sustainable Home:

  • Use eco-friendly cleaning products.
  • Improve home insulation to reduce energy consumption.
  • Plant trees and maintain green spaces around your home.


Get Involved in Community Initiatives:

  • Participate in local environmental groups and initiatives.
  • Support and engage with community efforts for sustainability.Encourage schools and local organisations to adopt environmentally friendly practices.


Reduce Carbon Footprint:

  • Offset carbon emissions through reputable programs.
  • Consider carbon-friendly travel options, such as eco-friendly accommodations and transportation.

Promote Environmental Education:

  • Encourage schools to incorporate environmental education.
  • Engage children in outdoor activities to foster a connection with nature.


By incorporating these small practices into our daily lives as families we can collectively contribute to mitigating climate change and promoting a more sustainable future that will make an important difference over time. As Tesco likes to say ‘every little helps!! 😉

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