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EAT SUSTAINABLY- EAT #GEOFOOD
- Eat fruit and vegetables in season and grown locally – it helps to reduce carbon emissions.
- Reduce the amount of meat and dairy you eat.
- Buy food that is produced more sustainably.
REDUCE WASTE- LESS PACKAGING
- Repair, reuse, donate or sell items rather than throwing them away.
- Reduce the number of single-use items you’re buying and swap them for reusable alternatives. Good items to start with include coffee cups, water bottles and bags.
- Make sure you recycle according to your local authority’s guidelines.
- Batch cook and freeze food or get inventive with leftovers to use up fresh fruit and vegetables.
PROTECT AND ENJOY GREEN SPACES –
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- Plant a window box with nectar-rich flowers – even a small space can make a change.
- If you have a garden or green space, try to include a wide variety of plants to lengthen the flowering season and support different kinds of wildlife.
- Let your garden grow wild. Reduce the number of times you mow your lawn to encourage plants to grow – they are a good source of food for birds.
- Help nurture a park or community garden near you.
- Care for the wildlife that visits your space. Build a pond or hedgehog home, put up a bird box or a bee hotel and avoid using harsh chemicals.
REDUCE ENERGY USE- SWITCH OFF THE LAMP!
- Turn off lights and electrical appliances when you’re not using them.
- Put on an extra layer before you turn up the heating.
- Ensure your home is energy efficient.
TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY- USE THE BIKE!
- Leave the car at home and walk, cycle or use public transport wherever you can.
- Cut back on flying and try to take the train if travelling around Europe.
All pictures and text from the Natural History Museum in London.