|One of our crewmates|
I give you: 8 things we can all do this week, to help save the planet:
1. Think about your impact on the planet. That's it. No need to actually do anything, not yet. There are five main ways our daily lives have an impact the environment: transport, food, energy, consumerism and waste. Of course, thinking naturally leads to questions, and that's a good thing: Where do your food, water and electricity come from? How much rubbish do you throw out each week? How do you get to work? Once we know where we are, we can see where we need to go.
|Candles by candlelight|
4. Ditch the car. Not literally, of course. Cars are handy, but most of us don't need to drive as much as we do. This week, try replacing at least one car trip by walking, riding a bike, car-sharing or catching public transport.
|Light My Fire's|
But one thing we can all do in this coffee-loving country (Australians drink 1.3 million cups of takeaway coffee a day!) is avoid using disposable cups for one week. Some cafes (like these ones in Sydney) even give you a discount for bringing your own reusable cup. I use a Light My Fire cup that squashes down after use to fit in my bag.
|Vegetarian pizza, mmm|
|Sea, sky, sand: nature's balm|
|Tree-planting (pic by GeoLINK)|
Me, I'm going tree-planting on Friday morning, a first for me.
Whatever you get up to, happy World Environment Day!