In a gentle way, you can shake the world (Gandhi)

earth-11008_1920I’ve been thinking about our beautiful planet recently – perhaps prompted by the UK’s current heatwave and drought (climate change?). It can be all too easy to feel overwhelmed and despairing about what we can do as individuals in the face of environmental problems on such a huge scale.

All that many of us can do is take individual responsibility for our own actions. So I’ve made the decision to make small incremental changes in my day to day living to lessen my impact.

Here’s this month’s list:

  • No more clingfilm in my house (a plate on top of a bowl works perfectly)
  • Disposable face wipes and cotton wool are banished in favour of a fully washable flannel
  • I’m proud owner of a lovely metal water bottle which keeps drinks cool even in a hot car
  • I filled a bag with discarded plastic on a recent dog walk along the beach

As I’ve started making these changes, I’ve been thinking a lot about my great aunt and my grandparents.  They recycled, upcycled and picked up litter as a matter of course.

What have you been doing to lessen your impact on our beautiful planet?

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