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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Each and every day you will see environmental issues highlighted on the news – although it may appear to be a huge deal, very few people will attempt to make a positive change to the environment.
Whether you simply do not know where to start or you just believe that you on your own cannot make that much of difference – you should begin looking at options that are available to you.
It is worth considering the benefits of contributing to saving the environment, not only are you prolonging a safe and natural world for next generations, but you may even see significant changes in your energy bills.

Here are 5 positive changes you can make to the environment:


The easiest way you can make a difference to the environment you live in is by choosing to recycle. Recycling is a quick and easy way you reduce the amount of damage done to the world. Although you may feel that you are not making a huge difference on your own, the small steps you take to help do make a big difference overall.
Recycle as much as possible – paper, plastic, glass, batteries, car parts and clothes is all possible. Recycling does not necessarily mean items that will be reformed to make new products; it can consist of recycling products to other people. Rather than throwing old clothes and shoes straight into a black bin bag, why not donate it to a local charity shop? You will also be helping people who are struggling as well as the environment.


Many homeowners are too quick when it comes to throwing old items into the rubbish bin – why not look at other uses of your items before throwing them away?
Rather than throwing leftover food straight into the bin, why not look at what other delicious meals can be made with it? Would it be suitable for lunch the next? Or could you make a scrummy casserole out of the leftovers?
With old clothes and materials, why not look at using them as fabrics for cushion covers or accessories for the home.

Solar Power

Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular to homeowners; this is because it is becoming more accessible to those with all budgets.
Solar power does not only come in the form of panels, it can come in more affordable ways. To slowly introduce solar power to the home, why not use solar devices? Smaller solar devices can be used to charge small electrical appliances such as smartphone, tablets and even some netbooks and laptops. Bigger solar devices can be used to run slightly larger electrical appliances.

Reduce Energy Use

Many of us in the home will unnecessarily use energy that isn’t always needed. By becoming more aware of what energy we are consuming, we may start to reduce it.
Switch off electrical appliances and lights completely when they are not needed rather than leaving them on stand-by.

Increase Awareness

One of the biggest changes you can make to the environment is increasing awareness to others about the difference they can be making. If you encourage 1 person a month to become more aware of the environment and how they are affecting it – you may encourage them to start becoming more environmentally friendly.
The more people that help and contribute to saving the environment – the better place the world will be.
Author Bio:
SLR Environmental Consultancy specialises in energy, mining & minerals, waste management and energy management. To find out more, click here

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