When it comes to being more environmentally-friendly, these steps that are widely promoted seem to either take a lot of time or make us spend more.
Here are a few things that you can do to reduce your environmental footprint without taking a significant amount of time or resources.
- Be conscious of your water consumption. – Again, water supply is not infinite either, so when you’re standing underneath your shower contemplating life, perhaps this can be done elsewhere. Cairo is considered as one of the top 11 cities worldwide at risk of running out of water. For more tips on this, follow Save Egypt’s Water on social media.
- Carpooling can be effective. It helps you cut down on your carbon emissions and reduces traffic – getting your to your destination faster.
- Reducing your meat and dairy intake. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change adopting a nutritious plant-based diet entirely is an opportunity for use to mitigate climate change.
- Start recycling. Depending on where you live, your trash may already be sorted and recycled, which is great. If you’re not sure, sort your trash with like materials together (paper, plastic, metal, glass, electronics, clothes) and get in touch with Men Jadeed or Go Clean who can even offer you money in return for your recyclables.
- When it does come to spending – support local businesses. Whether it is locally grown fruits and vegetables, handmade products like crafts or cosmetics or even clothes, local is definitely the way to go. Typically, they have a lower carbon footprint, because less transportation is necessary, the money goes back into the local economy and costs less.