It’s Earth Month! It should probably really be Earth Month every month, but we’re not quite at that stage yet, as a society. But there are small but great things you can do to contribute to helping the Earth through it’s number 1 crisis so far!
Climate change is probably the greatest challenge to face man-kind ever. I know, big words huh! But this ain’t no joke. And at All About Food we take it super seriously ourselves.
Project Blue was set up with members of our internal team to make sure as a company, All About Food were doing everything they needed to do, and could do, to contribute to helping the climate emergency. Anything from packaging to office supplies, Project Blue are our team on the ground when it comes to sustainability. Go team!
There’s things we can do as a group of people outside of the office though. From our home, we can make sure we’ve always got our eyes on the prize and are living our best sustainable life. So, if you’ll let us, let us give you some top tips on living a sustainable life through your day-to-day living.
Lower Your Meat Intake
OK so we’ll always love Nando’s and Red’s. They’re our homies. They make delicious, meaty meals, but hear us out. One of the best ways you can help the environment is to eat less meat. Even just cut down your intake a little. Meat-free Monday, anyone? Then maybe take it up a notch and do a couple of days meat-free? It’s up to you, but this is a great way to help ease the strain put on the environment through meat consumption.
Park the Car
We know it isn’t easy to simply disown your car in favour of other transport methods but where you can, try to drive less. If you can walk instead of drive, then great! We’re all guilty of taking the car on what could be a 20 minute walk, but if the weather isn’t dreadful and you’ve got the time to spare, why not give those legs a bit of a run out? Lowering vehicle emissions are going to play a big part in reducing the warming effect on the world, and you can do your part by parking the car for pointless journeys.
Donate and Change Your Attitude to Clothes
Got clothes you’re not that into? Don’t just chuck ‘em! Jeez. You can do a few things with them – if they’re in good condition, why not either sell them on through one of those funky apps or via eBay, or better still, donate them to a charity shop. Both ways, they’ll live a whole new life with someone else. If they’re not in great condition, have you considered fixing them up? Or even at very least, repurpose them around the house. Use them as cleaning rags! Just make sure that you’re not aimlessly throwing your old clothes away.
You can also change your attitude to what you buy, too. Can you buy second hand? Most second hand pieces are in great quality, otherwise people wouldn’t be selling them! Just have a think and try to get in the habit of shopping thrift.
Grow Your Own Veggies!
We’ve all got a little more time on our hands right now, and if you’re lucky enough to have access to a garden, you can easily grow your own veggies from scraps of the stuff you buy. Growing your own lettuce is simple, spuds aren’t too hard either, and tomatoes can be done simply outdoors or in. We’d be here all day if we told you how, so we’ll link to some folks who know a lot more than us about what you can grow, and how.
There’s so much that can be done to conserve the Earth around us. And lots can be done from the comfort of your own home. Do a little Googling and find out yourself, and be the change we need to see in the world!