Five Things You Can Do This Bank Holiday To Live A Greener Life
Who doesn’t love a long bank holiday weekend!? It’s a great chance to catch-up with family (especially if the sun shines) and to spend some time catching up on DIY and household chores. It’s also the perfect opportunity to reflect on our lifestyles – and perhaps make some changes.
Being ‘green’ is seen as trendy – but it’s also really important. At Green Sparkle, we’re passionate about doing our bit to help the planet and we want to help you too. So, with the upcoming bank holiday in mind, here are a few suggestions of things you can do to live a greener life…
1. Buy local
When food is shipped in for sale in supermarkets it creates greenhouse gases that are damaging to the environment. Wherever possible, shop in markets that sell locally grown products. It supports the local economy too!
2. Consider working from home
The extra day off this weekend might have got you thinking about how nice it would be to spend more time at home and less on your daily commute. Consider speaking to your boss about working from home one or two days a week. It will use less fuel and you can wear whatever you like – bonus!
3. Take out your eco bag
If you’re planning to hit the supermarket to stock up on bank holiday goodies, don’t forget to take your reusable bags instead of paying 5p for the plastic ones that aren’t usually biodegradable and are damaging to the eco-system.
4. Give away things you don’t need
Having a clear out this bank holiday? We love nothing more than a clutter-free home – but rather than taking your unwanted goods to the tip, consider giving them a new home by advertising on sites like Gumtree, Freecycle or giving them to charity. After all, they say one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!
5. Invite a friend to try eco-friendly cleaning products
Ask a friend to consider swapping their usual purchase of a toilet cleaner, multi surface spray or even dishwasher tablet for an eco-friendly version. Green cleaning is good for you and good for the environment.